City Heights: A Rehabilitative Plan for Homeownership

submitted by: smhu89
Homeownership not only contributes to the stability of a neighborhood but also, provides residents with a financial stake in the city. Under the City Heights Redevelopment Plan enacted in 1992, the Redevelopment Agency for the City of San Diego recognized that there was a high incidence of overall residential transience rate and low homeowner occupancy in the community of City Heights. Therefore, the redevelopment agency made it their highest priority to increase homeownership by...

Professional Sports, Relocation, and Urban Planning

submitted by: favila

This video involves the attempt of the San Diego Chargers to move Qualcomm Stadium to a new location in the downtown/East Village area of San Diego. It explains the conclusions I've come to regarding whether or not a new stadium downtown would positively help redevelopment efforts in the area. I explain a case study I used in the project as well as surveys I've conducted to come to my conclusion.

Analyzing the Process of Gentrification in North Park and its Impact on Affordable Housing

submitted by: ajun

North Park has been a deteriorating neighborhood that real estate developers and local authorities are now attempting to revive. This SRP will layout how local residents feel about the changes being made in their neighborhood.

Community, Engaged?

submitted by: lxn002

An examination of the Project Area Committee in City Heights.

The Character of Infill: A Case Study of Hillcrest's Uptown Shopping Center

submitted by: jlngo
As new undeveloped land becomes scarce in San Diego and the economic downturn has put pressure on existing developments, particularly retail and commercial spaces, the trend has shifted towards infill redevelopment. Hillcrest’s Uptown District Shopping Center, developed three decades ago, has been heralded as the type of infill major cities should now strive for. Developments such as this one, however, are not easy to achieve nor are they to emulate. This research is a study of what makes...

The Birdland Pit: Community Involvement in Infill Development

submitted by: agage
Infill development is the future of growth in San Diego. Yet when new infill projects are announced they are often opposed by community groups that do not want the character of their neighborhood to change. The goal of this case study was to get ahead of the contentious phase of the redevelopment process by examining a potential infill site in the Birdland neighborhood. The study sought to determine whether there was consensus among the residents -- without the pressure that a looming...

City Heights: The Gentrification & Displacement of Vulnerable Populations

submitted by: pmhuynh
Urban redevelopment has been the “new” strategy to bring re-investments within cities. However, this has caused great concern for many because redevelopment can also lead to the gentrification of “blighted” communities and the displacement of low-income residents, many of which are minorities of color. By focusing on the impacts of redevelopment on the residents of City Heights, a community within San Diego, this case study seeks to identify signs of gentrification and displacement.

The "Bungalow-Effect" on Redevelopment Policy in North Park

submitted by: DirtyDave

North Park's 1907 blueprint sustained itself a full century, even fighting off the Modernist-Era's project-like apartment invasion between the 60s and the 80s. This poster outlines the research discovering how and why this was possible.

Redevelopment in critical perspective: political economy and decision-making

submitted by: kpezzoli

Mentor Isaac Martin leads Ted Faturos, Amanda Lazerus, Steven Mateer, Robin Teager, and Midori Wong to present their work on "Redevelopment in critical perspective: political economy and decision-making" for the grand challenge "Equitable Redevelopment and public policy" for the USP 187: Senior Sequence Research Project 2.2.1. For more information please see: