New blog on eminent domain focuses on historic preservation, education, and development, 7/1/06

A new blog on eminent domain — focusing on historic preservation, education, and development — will feature news, information, and opinions on the sensitive topic of eminent domain & historic renewel of older Eastern US cities.

"Our first case in point is New London CT, touching on the Kelo vs. City of New London Supreme Court Case" said blog creator Evan J. Andriopoulos. "I thought it was time to touch on that specific case and let people know of the "local" history of the various development proposals by a city grasping for economic lifelines to survive and alleviate the tax burden of its citizens."

Older cities face the challenge of attempting to stop the proverbial "bleeding" of tax dollars, citizens, and business to the suburbs, Mr Andriopoulos noted. It will be instructive to examine what these cities are doing to stop the bleeding and bring back citizens and businesses. In the New London case, he explained, many different views of eminent domain have tarnished efforts of private citizens to preserve historic buildings and create a quality of life desirable for the new urbanists.

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