URBAN ISSUESCities Don't "Aspire" to Gentrification
In a recent article posted on New Geography, Aaron M. Renn asks what seems to be a fairly straightforward question: "Why Gentrification?" But unlike most writing on the subject, the question isn't why it happens or how to avoid it, but why cities aspire to it.
URBAN ISSUESForest City's Ratner to Step Down as CEO
Wall Street Journal
Forest City Enterprises Inc. (FCEA, FCEB) said Bruce Ratner will step down as chief executive of Brooklyn-based unit Forest City Ratner Co., effective immediately, and it named MaryAnne Gilmartin, its executive vice president of commercial and residential development, to succeed him.
URBANISM & DESIGN
Controversial Land Assembly Tax Credit Hearing in Missouri
St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was among several people to testify in favor of extending the controversial Distressed Areas Land Assemblage tax credit before a Missouri Senate committee hearing Wednesday.
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