CAMDEN 2015: CAN CONDEMNATION POWER AND URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PLANS BRING LIFE BACK TO THE CITY?

Author: 

Taylor Ruilova

The crisp morning is filled with energy as the city shakes off its mantle of slumber and a new day begins. Wide tree-lined thoroughfares bustle with activity. Shopkeepers unlock their front doors, ready to start a fresh day of business. Doormen pass along cheery morning greetings as tenants file out of luxury apartment buildings and walk to work. Students lug stacks of books along sidewalks on their way to one of many clustered schools and universities. Shoppers gently cruise into the city aboard gondolas suspended above the river for a day of shopping. Landscapers manicure dewy greens perfecting a golf course for the day’s first players. Every single one of these activities and more could be taking place in Camden, New Jersey. The now blighted and scarred city is slated for a renaissance – a return to its former glory and a push beyond. All in CAMDEN 2015. View More