OPPORTUNITY ZONES

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Embrace your local Opportunity Zones

Even if you are cynical about about how big money will affect low-income communities, the smart move for municipalities and urbanists is to make the most of this big-impact program.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJAN. 23, 2019
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People and placemaking potential of small downtowns

In the era of "winner take all urbanism," why are many small towns coming back to life—and why might they be good places to invest?
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAR. 25, 2019
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Realizing the potential for catalytic conversion

We've seen how Opportunity Zones can spur multiple developments to provide high-quality low-income housing while transforming communities.
THOMAS M. GALLAS, CHERYL O'NEILLJUN. 24, 2019
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Converting a shopping mall to a downtown

Downtown Westminster, Colorado, is designed as a ‘place’ that grows organically with affordable housing included.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUN. 26, 2019
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Small industrial city diversifies its economy with urbanism

Elkhart, Indiana, is implementing plans to attract young, talented, workers to start businesses and boost the economy.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUN. 27, 2019
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Eight policies and programs that Opportunity Zones need

Urbanists can do lot to help improve outcomes in particular Opportunity Zones. Here’s a checklist based on lessons from real communities.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLESEP. 3, 2019
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From extractive investment to community wealth

There's another side to Opportunity Zones: They could be a catalyst for an emerging system of building community wealth that is bottom-up and local—focusing on the "whole neighborhood."
BRUCE KATZ, ROSS BAIRDSEP. 9, 2019
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Savannah adopts two CNU Legacy projects and a downtown plan

The city made progress with code reform and is moving forward with street improvements and new public spaces, including the possible transformation of a dead mall.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEOCT. 17, 2019