CNU President John Norquist was a featured speaker at an urban policy seminar entitled "Can Upstate Cities Save Themsleves," held in Albany in early June.
Upstate cities, such as Albany, Rochester, and Buffalo continue to age drastically, while losing jobs and population. As violent crime continues to pose a threat to citizens, many residents have moved to the suburbs. Suburban flight has perpetuated the process of underfunding (for redevelopment) and resulted in further decay.
National Association of Attorneys General talk about the 150th anniversary of Dred Scott decision and its impact. Move time slider to 1 hour, 25 minutes. Next 3 minutes of speech covers zoning, suburbs and segregation.
The problems associated with deindustrialization - crime, gangs, unemployment -have occured not just in central cities but also inner-ring suburbs where the post-war boom first expanded to in Southern California. Paramount, California, a stigmatized inner-ring suburb southeast of Los Angeles, is currently overcoming economic plight by transforming itself through simple, yet conventional design elements.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Another lawsuit was recently filed against the Campbell project, this one by Dr. Denim, a hip hop manufacturing company that says it wants to buy the Sears Building and convert it into a recording studio, retail store and manufacturing center for its hand-painted clothes.
Campbell Soup Plan Hits Snag: Camden activist Frank Fulbrook won a round in court in his fight against the Campbell Soup Co.Submitted by Michael McAteer on Tue, 06/26/2007 - 12:30pm
By ALAN GUENTHER
Another procedural error by the city planning board dealt a setback Friday to a major redevelopment plan.
This time, community activist Frank Fulbrook won a round in court in his fight against the Campbell Soup Co. Campbell wants to tear down the vacant, dilapidated Sears Building at 1300 Admiral Wilson Blvd. to make way for a new world headquarters and a suburban-style corporate office park.
Once a blighted and crime-ridden community of public housing in Tacoma, Washington - today, the area known as Salishan, is redeveloping into a stable, mixed-income neighborhood. Linda Baker's recent article in the New York Times highlights the impact Salishan has had on residents both old and new.
Prince of Wales puts royal spotlight on location efficiency of "new urbanism" as climate change, public health responseSubmitted by Filmanowicz on Sun, 06/24/2007 - 6:47pm
Already one of the world's most thoughtful and high-visibility advocates for better community planning, HRH the Prince of Wales (better known as Prince Charles here in the states) is emerging as one of the most thoughtful and high-visibility world figures drawing attention to the role of sprawl in contributing to global climate change and other public health threats.
Campbell's Soup : 5-1 HSC Council also noted applicants' failure to explore possible uses other than Class A officeSubmitted by Michael McAteer on Sat, 06/23/2007 - 4:30am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TRENTON - June 22, 2007
Preservation New Jersey (PNJ), the statewide, grassroots historic
preservation advocacy and education organization, today congratulated the
New Jersey Historic Sites Council (HSC) for its vote yesterday to protect
Friday, June 22, 2007
By ALAN GUENTHER
Historic Sites Council member Marilou Ehrler pleaded with Campbell's executives..."Please don't move out of Camden."
By a 5-1 vote, the state Historic Sites Council on Thursday recommended that Campbell be denied permission to take down the Sears Building.The council's vote was only advisory and can be overturned by Lisa Jackson, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection. Jackson is a member of Gov. Jon S. Corzine's Cabinet. Corzine is a strong supporter of Campbell's application to tear down the dilapidated Sears Building to make way for a new world headquarters and office park.