Flint Mayor Dayne Walling used the occasion of his recent State of the City speech to call for a $70 million “war on blight” that would include the demolition of 6,000 buildings.
Mar 5, 2014 Mlive.com
In Rust Belt cities like Flint, Michigan, a loss of population translates to less cars on oversized streets. Angie Schmitt examines how Flint, and other cities like it, are trying to right-size their transportation infrastructure.
Oct 30, 2013 DC.Streetsblog
Today, Gallup Wellbeing has released new findings on community satisfaction and optimism, evaluating 190 U.S. metro areas based on how residents feel about where they live and where their community is headed.
Mar 13, 2012 Gallup Wellbeing
In this essay from <em>Places</em>, architecture professor Wes Janz documents and ponders the economic decay of Flint, Michigan.
Feb 21, 2011 Places
"More cities in the developed world shrank than grew in the last three decades. More than 40 of those cities were in the United States, according to City Mayors, an urban affairs think tank," writes Gordon Young.
Jul 18, 2010 Slate Magazine
Take two seemingly unrelated words: Flint and Gentrification. Now put them together. What you get is an unexpected rebirth in one part of the struggling city -- a neighborhood where home ownership and community investment are actually increasing.
Aug 21, 2009 The New York Times
Bulldoze? Densify? Walk away? There are many ways cities can react to shrinking populations and abandoned neighborhoods. Planetizen readers decide which ways are the best. Exclusive
Jul 9, 2009 By
According to this op-ed, allowing cities to de-densify undermines the importance of the city's role in society at large--namely, as a breeding ground for technological and cultural innovation.
Jun 23, 2009 Los Angeles Times
<p>With a focus on public spaces, Flint, Michigan, is looking to revitalize itself.</p>
Mar 7, 2008 Making Places