Kaid Benfield pens a provocative column in which he suggests that the traditional American Main Street is a thing of the past, and may no longer fit our modern retail economy. Are traditional main streets still worth preserving and emulating?
Feb 4, 2013 NRDC Switchboard
Despite their more traditional, mixed-use development patterns, the UK's town centers are not immune from declining "high streets" as a result of the poor economy, and the attractions of shopping centers and online retail. How can they fight back?
Jan 11, 2013 The Guardian
Writing in <em>Travel + Leisure</em>, Wayne Curtis surveys 15 of America's greatest Main Streets.
Apr 19, 2012 Travel + Leisure
Canadian cities are increasingly investing in cultural centers in their downtowns in order to create attract people and spur investment.
Dec 7, 2011 The Globe and Mail
Sharon McMillan explains how her town - Unionville, Ontario - gave New Urbanism "a great big hug" back in the 1970s, and has benefited ever since.
May 28, 2011 New Urban Network
The Commercial District Advisor and LISC have selected five businesses as "The Best Chains on Main", recognizing their commitment to economic revitalization and dedication to improving their communities.
Jan 13, 2011 The Commercial District Advisor
Roberta Brandes Gratz pays a visit to Mt. Morris, New York, a town that many are looking at as a prime example of economic revitalization.
Nov 9, 2010 Citiwire.net
Rick Wright is the Executive Director of MainStreet Oceanside, and is attending the California Downtown Association conference. But Rick also edits MiceChat, a blog for Disney obsessives, and this week he features Main Streets, Disney and otherwise.
Oct 4, 2010 MiceChat
The Project for Public Spaces has begun to publicize improvements it has made to main streets across the country with a new web feature, reports Kaid Benfield.
Jul 9, 2010 Sustainable Cities Collective
The National Main Street Conference was in Oklahoma City last week. Bob Phipps, a retail consultant, talks about what he got out of the event.
May 14, 2010 The Oklahoman