Weekly Link Round Up


The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo,“Chandelier and ceiling in the Karpeles Museum in Newburgh, NY” by NR flickr user Brian Wolfe.

NY State A.G. in Newburgh as land bank announces first remediation targets +VIDEO [THR]
Why ‘place’ is the new American dream [Better! Cities & Towns]
Close to 200 swim Hudson from Newburgh to Beacon [Mid Hudson News]
Affordable Housing Draws Middle Class to Inland Cities [NYT]
Place-based development and streetcar transforming downtown Tucson [Better! Cities & Towns]
NYC Is The Unhappiest City In America, Study Claims [Gothamist]
When ‘Right-Sizing’ Vacant Properties Goes Wrong [City Lab]
Empowerment by Design? Women’s Use of New Urbanist Neighborhoods in Suburbia [Journal of Planning & Educational Research]

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One Comment

  • The potential dangers of the Newburgh Land Bank as have already happened elsewhere. Great find!
    From “When ‘Rightsizing’ Vacant Properties Goes Wrong”…
    “Bolstering these allegations are statements made by former Clarksburg councilman Martin Shaffer, who held elected office between 2007 and 2011. After leaving office, he told the Charleston Gazette that the city was ‘abusing [its] demolition program to target their enemies and help their friends.’ He continued: ‘Our code enforcement is being used as a political arm of our administration.'”

    We already have an incompetent Codes Chief who has his hands all over the Land Bank. Coincidence? In the City of Newburgh? Between the political conflicts of interest and the easy road to corruption, this is a bad idea on the the way to becoming another Newburgh black eye. Heck, one of the Mayor’s former tenants already was awarded a contract for demolition for three buildings headed into the hands of the Land Bank. And they’ve hardly started.