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Plans for the development of LSU's University Medical Center superblock site have hit a considerable snag, as JP Morgan Chase & the hospital governing board have pulled their application for federal mortgage financing. Without backing via HUD/FHA Section 242 Mortgage Insurance, it seems as if LSU's grand plans are headed back to the drawing board.
The indefatigable Tom Low - he of the recent Charlotte Magazine profile - checks in with CNU from the current EPA Stormwater Meetings.
Chicago is perhaps the best place in the country to see the impact, both good and bad, that Tax Increment Financing districts can have on a city. TIF districts - those peculiar redevelopment schemes that hold the line on current property taxes within a designated area, and then funnel all future property tax increases straight back into redevelopment (as opposed to financing basic public services) - were nearly always on standby during Mayor Richard M. Daley's tenure.
Sneak Peek of CNU 19 Webcasts - "Public Space Design in Europe, the Middle East, China, and South America"Submitted by Ben Schulman on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 9:11am
"Urbanism is about creating good places for people rather than cars." - Art Cueto. Photo of Claremont Village West, Claremont, CA.
The recent New York Times article "Across Europe, Irking Drivers is Urban Policy" has sparked a series of follow-up debates on the Times' Room-for-Debate blog.
Looking for a way to watch all of the amazing videos that have come forth so far from CNU 19?
The following is a guest post from Anstress Farwell of New Haven, CT. Farwell is the President of the New Haven Urban Design League and has been involved with plans to revive downtown New Haven by removing the Oak Street Connector. Read below for more: