There is a building boom across California, but many communities have been historically left behind. Property tax increment has served as a planning and investment tool to provide public benefits such as affordable housing, good jobs and neighborhood amenities. However, with the end of redevelopment, cash-poor cities across California are exploring innovative strategies to fund […]
Click on the link below for an interesting article by Marco R. della Cava for Ambassador Magazine (National Italian American Foundation) about the evolution and current relevance of urban “Little Italy” neighborhoods in the U.S. The article prominently features UrbDeZine panelist Marco Li Mandri due to his
I had lunch with my friend and neighbor (when he’s not in San Francisco) the other day at our favorite downtown San Diego juice bar/luncheria, Jugo de Fuente. It suddenly occurred to me that I could turn the lunch into a short interview for UrbDeZine.