To High-Rise Or Not To High-Rise?

Across the country, cities are faced with the dilemma of "Manhattan-izing" their skyline with high-rise condos.

"...the first city is Seattle and the second is Tempe, Ariz. -- just two of the multitude of American cities that are trying to figure out how to get more residential density in their downtowns without filling their skylines with big, blocky buildings.

From Austin to Boston, Tampa to Portland, cities want to make their downtowns lively 24-hour districts that will enhance their image and tax base. Austin and some other cities also are hoping that more downtown housing options will reduce sprawl as their populations grow."

Full Story: Cities face their high-rise futures


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Featuring thought-provoking commentary and insights from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.