Finally, an urban planning post! One of the best resources for my class last semester in Development Finance was the Neighborhood Capital Budget Group. NCBG, which ran out of grant money and closed up shop today, was an independent watchdog of the city of Chicago's increasingly "creative" financing schemes for neighborhood development. If you want to understand how a TIF District works, better get on the NCBG website soon--it'll come down sometime this year.
from Chicago Reader Blogs: Clout City