planning

Southern California Missing the Point on Global Warming

Rick Cole, 2007 Charter Award juror and city manager of Ventura, CA, writes a poigniant criticism in the Los Angeles Times of Southern California's planning techniques and environmental strategies. The state remains overwelmingly suburban and auto-centric, and while some developers try to densify L... read more »

Camden Courier Post: Campbell Soup Terrible Design: You can comment anonymously. Deadline July 30.

The fight for the Sears Building overshadows the fact that Campbell Soup's project is a terribly designed suburban-style component of the Gateway Neighborhood Redevelopment, which ignores transportation assets. The PATCO Hi-Speedline and River LINE skirt the edge. Your comments welcome in Camden Cou... read more »

NAACP General Council and Interim President Speaks on Zoning, Suburbs and Segregation on C-Span

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. ... read more »

Campbell plan faces additional hurdle in court

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. ... read more »

Campbell Soup Plan Hits Snag: Camden activist Frank Fulbrook won a round in court in his fight against the Campbell Soup Co.

By ALAN GUENTHER Courier-Post Staff CAMDEN 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, di... read more »

Campbell's Soup : 5-1 HSC Council also noted applicants' failure to explore possible uses other than Class A office

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 ... read more »

Panel votes to save Sears Building from Campbell's Soup Plans

Friday, June 22, 2007 By ALAN GUENTHER Courier-Post Staff TRENTON 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 do... read more »

NY TIMES, SUNDAY, JUNE 17: We would urge Campbell's to think again before risking its reputation for good citizenship...

NY TIMES,N.Y./Region Campbell Soup Company has been a mainstay in Camden, a southern New Jersey city that has long since fallen on hard times. We would urge Campbell to think again before risking its reputation for good citizenship and to explore other courses of action. One alternative would be to... read more »

Campbell's Soup Project is Part of Larger "Gateway Neighborhood" Planned Redevelopment

Campbells Soup ignores two major commuter rail lines bordering its re-development zone, prefering to cater to cars instead. Excludes new residential near Campbell's campus. http://www.ci.camden.nj.us/departments/GATEWAYRED%20PLAN.pdf ... read more »

June 5, NY Times, Camden, N.J. Campbell Soup Co. Says It May Go if Sears Building Stays

By KAREEM FAHIM NY Times Published: June 5, 2007 Now, amid an effort to revive a city mired in a crippling cycle of crime and unemployment, the Campbell Soup Company, Camden’s longtime and most prominent corporate resident, has proposed expanding its presence and transforming the area where the em... read more »