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Cities revamping vacant lots to curb crime

By switching to split rail fences, the space could be used by kids to play near ... is old-school incremental." Cincinnati has begun using its data analysis capabilities not only to identify blighted ... read more

JPD Targets ‘Bandos’: A Different Kind of ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

That son, and even the little boys on Wainwright, could be three of the 225 Jackson Public Schools students that BOTEC researchers identified as a "target ... ordinance and state stature require the C... read more

Cities and towns in Western Pennsylvania use new tools, increased urgency in battle against blight

Local leaders, using new state tools such as land banks and their own initiatives, have stepped up efforts in recent years to prevent properties from becoming blighted ... are considering adding two z... read more

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WEB EXTRA: Meet the Detroit City Council candidates -- Okdie to Tinsley-Talabi

One suggestion is to target the use of demolition dollars to focus on a certain sector of the city so that residents who live near multiple ... graduating from high school to help in the demolishing t... read more

30 years later, stockyards gives the kind of jobs the city wants

Developers saw the blighted Lititz Pike and Marshall Avenue parcel, near main roads and hundreds of homes, as an ideal shopping-center ... put their children through school and have a good quality of ... read more

Kansas City Council Caps Tax Incentives, Approves Community Improvement District For Two Hotels

The ordinance ... would target some of the developers’ payments in lieu of taxes to distressed areas. “The Shared Sucess Fund has not been sufficiently debated,” said James, pointing to reservations e... read more

Crowded, cordial field seeks N.O. council seat

With a Nov. 17 runoff considered a near ... an ordinance guaranteeing that financial resources would be invested equitably across New Orleans and a program to give homeowners the first shot at buying ... read more

A Year Under The Weather

A Year Under The Weather Alexandria Gazette Packet Arlington Connection Burke Connection Centre View Chantilly Connection Fairfax Connection ... School Board Ballot Questions General Assembly Arlingto... read more

Mayor Emanuel Gets Earful On TIF Program

the money often hasn’t gone where it was supposed to go — to blighted communities. Chicago TIF districts generate about $500 million a year. But the TIF program has been maligned for decades. In a TIF ... read more

Costco, Whole Foods officially coming to the Lehigh Valley

The $139-million Hamilton Crossings will include a Costco, Target and Whole Foods as its anchor ... as a financing tool for development. He said the property qualifies for the TIF because "it is bligh... read more

Oklahoma City's growth: A path that's unsustainable

Jacksonville has one police force and one school district. The growth is big business ... and a mix of apartments, homes and a country club on 590 acres near the future Mercy Hospital. That project, T... read more

Detroit Is Designing a City With Space for Everyone, Including Goats

In the fall of 2014, a couple that was raising pygmy goats and chickens in a near-wild section of ... Some blocks have only a few houses left on them, due to abandonment and the city’s policy of demol... read more

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