Saving A Shrinking Downtown

Census figures show declining population in Evansville, IN. As its downtown deteriorates, residents and preservationists try to save the neighborhood.

"Unlike many other cities, Evansville has not developed a plan for addressing the many related issues...But the question of how to save and revitalize the older neighborhoods ?will have to be addressed? if city officials hope to succeed with efforts to revitalize Downtown,..Among other things, it means there are thousands fewer taxpayers sharing the costs of city services."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: Fighting urban flight


Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $16.95 a month
Book cover of Where Things Are from Near to Far

Where Things Are From Near to Far

This engaging children's book about planning illustrates that "every building has its place."
Red necktie with map of Boston

Tie one on to celebrate your city

Choose from over 20 styles of neckties imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.