The Redevelopment Obituary (1945-2011): San Diego Explained - Voice of San Diego


The Redevelopment Obituary (1945-2011): San Diego Explained

A look back at the life of the urban revitalization program that
California killed last year.


It’s been a difficult question to answer: What happens now that redevelopment’s dead? Lawyers, activists, developers, politicians and journalists are all still working to understand it.

While all that gets figured out, NBC 7 San Diego’s Catherine Garcia and I explore redevelopment’s 66 years of life in the form of an obituary for the latest edition of San Diego Explained:

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