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 by NR flickr pool user Jillian Elder, Victory Designs.

Can artists and dealers change the creative and economic landscape of Upstate New York? [Artsy]
Newburgh officials worried about unsafe buildings [THR]
Labor union boosts fight against Newburgh casino [LoHud]
It’s all coming together in Providence [Better! Cities & Towns]
Photographing the Extreme Transformation of the Meatpacking District [City Lab]
On a mission to teach financial literacy to social entrepreneurs [Conscious Magazine]
Newburgh fire chief thinks banks may retreat from owning ‘zombie’ properties [HV Blogs]
‘I bought a house for $1,000’[CNN]
NJ Homesteading Program Sells Lots as Low as $1 [NJ.com]
When Blogging Becomes a Slog [NYT]
Contour Crafting: Automated Construction / Behrokh Khoshnevis [TedxTalk]

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One Comment

  • “the problems they (banks) created…” As I remember most were ignoring the red flags. Easy money policy was the enabler that various parties ran with making them complicit. It’s a tragedy of commons and now the supporting cast members are giving sole performances in acts of deflection. Meanwhile a new player is on the set wearing a mask of morality and disposed with the role of avenger for the people…cue the land banks. The essentially closed tax exempt equity REITs, created by the states, managed for a fee and funded by the tax payers, will now be commissioned to take the lead in ‘urban cleansing’. The ponzi continues ad infinitum.
    While Newburgh plays catch-up to the fact that brick buildings aren’t brownstones and the same mtbf doesn’t apply, it’s ptb should be thinking beyond the demolition and take a lesson from Providence’s planners Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company and developer Buff Chace. It all comes back to providing key services in order to attract “tipping point” tenants.