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Search Results: Urban Development
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Urban Revitalization & Impact Investing
CDFA's white paper documents the potential of a collaboration between impact investors and high performing Development Finance Agencies (DFAs) to fill the capital gaps facing cities and neighborhoods working to support urban revitalization and to...
Green Bonds for Cities: A Strategic Guide for City-level Policymakers in Developing CountriesMembers only Login
This report by the Climate Policy Initiative offers a strategic guide for cities in developing countries to access green bond market flows, a potential source of finance for cities in developing countries looking to secure investment in low-carbon,...
Getting to Green: Paying for Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
Green Infrastructure practices typically involve compact design to retain or manage stormwater from individual or neighborhood group parcels. The information presented in this report is targeted at people making decisions about how to finance those...
WIFIA Project Approval and Closing
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Project Approval and Closing - Learn about application submission and evaluation, term sheet development, and closing.
WIFIA Project SelectionMembers only Login
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Project Selection - Learn about the application and selection process, including the letter of interest components, selection criteria and their weights, and preliminary creditworthiness and...
WIFIA Program OverviewMembers only Login
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program Overview - Learn about the WIFIA program's eligibility and statutory requirements, loan terms and conditions, and credit policies.
DeKlyen/Deane, Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative and Main Street NetworkMembers only Login
Dana and Kate managed the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative and Main Street Network in Portland. This project benefited from grants, training and support from Portland Development Commission.
Addressing the Challenge of Aging Water Infrastructure Through Science and InnovationMembers only Login
The U.S. population is increasing and shifting geographically. Communities across the country are facing challenges in making costly upgrades and repairs to their aging water infrastructure, which includes drinking water and wastewater conveyance...
Kansas City Transportation Development DistrictMembers only Login
An investigation into how the Kansas City, MO streetcar came to be.
Financing of Sacramento's B Street Theatre DevelopmentMembers only Login
The complex financing system that led to the development of Sacramento's B Street Theatre.
Denver's Performing Art ComplexMembers only Login
More than $485 million will be spent to redevelop Denver's performing arts complex. Funding was secured from 10 different sources.
Exploring Pittsburgh’s EcoInnovation District Members only Login
Michael Pehur (Duane Morris Government Strategies), Jeni Cooper (Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh), and Scott Page (Interface Studio LLC) discuss the current groundwork and timeline for Pittsburgh's EcoInnovation District, which combines...
Evaluating the Impact of "Community Entertainment Districts"Members only Login
This presentation from the Community Development Society give an overview of general arts/entertainment districts and Community Entertainment Districts (CED) in Ohio. Then, the challenges, successes, and lessons learned from the Pleasant Ridge CED...
Community Entertainment Districts and Regulations of Liquor PermitsMembers only Login
The City of Dublin explains Community Entertainment Districts in Ohio and how the liquor permits available within the districts are unique.
Worthington Community Entertainment Districts Policy and ProceduresMembers only Login
The City of Worthington's Community Entertainment District Policy and Procedures outlines administering the application for and creation of any CED within the City.
City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) GuidelinesMembers only Login
The focus of the CRIZ program is to provide opportunity to spur new growth in cities that have struggled to attract development, helping to revive downtowns and create jobs for the residents in the regions.
Effects of the Great Recession on Tax Increment Financing in the United States, Georgia and AtlantaMembers only Login
In a report published by Georgia State University, author Dick Layton analyzes the effects of the Great Recession on revenue generated by Atlanta's' 10 tax allocation districts.
Catalyzing Affordable Housing in CaliforniaMembers only Login
Three panelists from Creswell Consulting discuss the wide range of tools needed to combat the growing affordable housing crises in California.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Exploring the Newark Development RenaissanceMembers only Login
During this CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, explore financing programs and investment strategies that Newark, New Jersey has employed to encourage redevelopment in the city.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Exploring the Newark Development RenaissanceMembers only Login
During this CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast presentation, panelists Carmelo Garcia and Jorge Santos of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and Mathew Abraham of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority share...
The Catalytic FundMembers only Login
Jeanne Schroer from The Catalytic Fund discusses the thorough and varied process of financing the development and redevelopment of Northern Kentucky's urban areas.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Public Financing for Stadiums: Is it Madness?Members only Login
The finance of sports stadiums is analyzed in this CDFA//BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, touching on public versus private funds, incentives, and economic impacts on the communities. Panelists include Patrick Rishe of Sportsimpacts, Randall...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Public Financing for Stadiums: Is it Madness?Members only Login
The finance of sports stadiums is analyzed in these CDFA//BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast slides, touching on public versus private funds, incentives, and economic impacts on the communities. Panelists include Patrick Rishe of Sportsimpacts,...
More Development for Your Transit DollarMembers only Login
Published by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP), this analysis looks into development return on transit investment, comparing more than 20 transit systems around the country and internationally.
Access to Capital Lending ToolsMembers only Login
Jason Rittenberg of CDFA teaches the basics on access to capital touching on management suggestions, capitalization sources, and the various tools and programs available.
The Potential for Urban Agriculture in New York CityMembers only Login
This report by the Urban Design Lab, Columbia University conducted this comprehensive assessment of the potential for urban agriculture in New York City (NYC). This project is the first large-scale analysis of its kind for NYC. The aim of this...
Urban Agriculture: Feasibility Study for Youngstown, OHMembers only Login
This Global Green study examines the potential for urban agriculture to revitalize Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown has experienced significant economic challenges and population reductions over the past thirty years, resulting in large quantities of...
Lively'Hood Farm Financial AnalysisMembers only Login
The San Francisco Department of the Environment partnered with Presidio Graduate School’s Team Lively’Hood to assess the viability of commercial urban agriculture (CUA) in the City of San Francisco. The financial analyses highlighted the key...
Growing Urban Agriculture: Strategies and Policies for Access to Healthy FoodMembers only Login
This report from PolicyLink gathers information from farmers, advocates, and policymakers to better understand the operational, financial, and social challenges associated with urban agriculture. It highlights the creative solutions that are being...
Deals You Should Do!Members only Login
Stephen Friedman, President of SB Friedman, cover the ways individual development finance tools can be combine to create the extraordinary deals that bring about amazing developments. From TIF and special assessment to the full municipal credit and...
Bonds and Borrowing: An Introduction
Vicki Elmer with UC Berkeley begins this paper with some general facts about bonds before moving into a discussion of the decision to borrow. Different types of bonds are described along with the bond issuance process.
Brownfields Redevelopment: A Guidebook for Local Governments and Communities
When the International City/County Management Association first published this guide in 1997, it was the first comprehensive brownfields guidebook written specifically for local government officials and community leaders. In the brief time since...
Anatomy of EB-5 Investment InfographicMembers only Login
This infographic highlights the process of using EB-5 for Brooklyn Navy Yard’s first EB-5 funded project through IIUSA President’s Advisory Council member, New York City Regional Center (NYCRC).
Georgia Land Bank Resource ManualMembers only Login
This document, prepared by the Center for Community Progress, outlines land banking in Georgia, from legislative authorization to considerations for creating new land bank entities.
The Georgia Bond MarketMembers only Login
Dianne McNabb with Public Financial Management describe the current bond market in Georgia and show how they were used for an Olympic stadium in Atlanta.
Urban Innovations: Financial Tools in Brownfield Revitalization
This article, written by Casey Brendon, David Bergman, Judy Dunstan and Hon Lu, focuses on the City of Toronto's experience providing financial tools for brownfield redevelopment.
Urban Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems Resource GuideMembers only Login
The Institute for Sustainable Communities provided this sustainable food systems resource guide. It is intended to help local, state, and regional practitioners do their jobs better by exploring key challenges and elevating effective models and...
Developing a Sustainable Food SystemMembers only Login
This City Practice Brief from the National League of Cities provides examples of cities enabling urban agriculture, increasing access to healthy food, and reducing waste in order to have a sustainable food system.
Texas Small Business Needs Assessment PollMembers only Login
To learn more about the challenges and successes of small businesses across the state, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Community Development Office has launched the Texas Small Business Needs Assessment Poll, a partnership with the Texas Small...
Texas Municipal League Legislative Policy on Revenue and FinanceMembers only Login
The Texas Municipal League Legislative Policy Committee on Revenue and Finance provides an overview of the League's position on legislation for the year ahead. The guidebook includes the overview of framework and philosophy used to develop positions...
Putting Concepts into Practice: Triple Bottom Line Economic DevelopmentMembers only Login
This casebook was compiled by the Triple Bottom Line Tool to illustrate how triple bottom line elements can be incorporated into economic development investment.
Proposed Akron Basketball Arena ProjectMembers only Login
A partnership among the Development Finance Authority of Summit County, City of Akron, Summit County, and University of Akron is moving forward with plans to build a basketball arena in downtown Akron.
Georgia Land Bank Resource ManualMembers only Login
The Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual was prepared to provide education about land banks and land banks in Georgia. It can also provide assistance to counties and municipalities in Georgia looking to deal with tax delinquent, substandard,...
Redeveloping Commercial Vacant Properties in Legacy Cities
Greater Ohio Policy Center designed this guidebook as a manual for local leaders working to redevelop vacant commercial property. The report identifies best practices and policies focused on economic regrowth strategies.
PA Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program GuidelinesMembers only Login
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development released rules for its new state historic tax credit. These guidelines give an overview of the program, along with eligibility requirements and how to apply.
NYCEDC Annual Review 2013Members only Login
This 2013 annual review from New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) highlights recent accomplishments and job growth, and offers project spotlights and strategies for the EDC to continue its mission in the city.
Washington Area Community Investment Fund - OverviewMembers only Login
Timothy Flanagan with the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF) provides an overview of WACIF's mission, services, programs, and more.
Redevelopment Financing - St. Joseph, MissouriMembers only Login
PGAV Planners produced this brief case study to demonstrate how tax increment financing was utilized to attract development and reinvigorate St. Joseph, Missouri's downtown corridor.
Pro-Active vs. Reactive TIF StrategiesMembers only Login
Stephen Friedman with SB Friedman demonstrates the difference between reactive and pro-active TIF strategies, implementation tools, targeting areas, and case studies.
City Minneapolis - Business Development MissionMembers only Login
Becky Shaw with the City of Minneapolis shares the business development strategy the city follows and the tools they utilize to achieve economic prosperity and community development.
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