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Hoboken's One-Two Punch: Solving Density, Stormwater Dilemmas
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Hoboken's One-Two Punch: Solving Density, Stormwater Dilemmas

The city of Hoboken, N.J. is saddled with an open space and expansion dilemma in what's historically a built-up urban footprint marked by acute density. City planners and private sponsors, however, are eternally seeking to flip that script and capitalize on various opportunities. To compound matters, the city of Hoboken is plagued by a dubious storm water management system that leads to significant environmental issues and flooding. An ambitious redevelopment… Read more
Public–Private Collaboration in Economic Development and Displacement
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Public–Private Collaboration in Economic Development and Displacement

What is the relationship between economic development and human displacement—or homelessness? How, if at all, does one interact with the other? I've researched the subject (lightly) and while it isn't difficult to obtain information on homeless population size and geography, trends in data that establish causality is less easily located, and when discovered is usually qualitative and, to degrees, anecdotal. With this qualification, it's probably not unreasonable to assume that… Read more
Interim-Use Brownfields: Small Cost, Big Impact
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Interim-Use Brownfields: Small Cost, Big Impact

When it comes to brownfields, idleness is generally an unflinching roadblock. Contamination can be cleaned. Approachable site owners can be persuaded into redevelopment. But idle sites with passive owners are an incurable problem inhibiting full-capacity land use. One innovative strategy to combat brownfield idleness is interim use. The concept of interim use proposes temporary, community-conscious use of brownfield properties whose redevelopment is not imminent. Ideally, these interim uses are designed… Read more

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