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Downtown Hurdles

It should be no harder to develop downtown than elsewhere. Yet, as PCJ columnist Kennedy Smith argues, too many regulatory hurdles often face downtown development….

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Hudson’s Star Attraction

by PCJ Editor Wayne Senville, reporting from Hudson, Ohio What’s the star attraction in your town? What’s the place where the widest range of residents, from kids to seniors, visit and spend their time? Where…

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Ready for Car Sharing?

…Canada. Car sharing is usually run by either for-profit operators, such as Zipcar; or by non-profit groups such as San Francisco’s City Car Share, Philly CarShare, or Chicago’s I-GO. According to a guide from City…

Our Contributing Writers

Our Contributing Writers

…Dale — Laurence Gerckens Beth Humstone — Ed McMahon — Della Rucker — The Segedys — Kennedy Smith — Ric Stephens — Hannah Twaddell Voices from Planning Commissioners Over the years, many other individuals have…

Taking Aim at Takings Claims

Taking Aim at Takings Claims

…see Kennedy Smith’s article. The other broad category is inverse condemnation, or regulatory takings. We call it “inverse” condemnation because it is direct condemnation turned on its head. The property is taken by the government,…