Urban Revitalization

Aaron Renn recently explored Columbus, Ohio, where he found a city fueled by growth and doing many things right, but lacking the differentiation it merits among the country's urban marketplaces.
May 27, 2014   Urbanophile
Steven Malanga looks at how Newark's Cory Booker and Detroit's Dave Bing are reforming their troubled cities.
Nov 11, 2010   City Journal
Braddock has become the poster child for a sort of bootstrap revitalization - an attitude that Levi's wants to rub off on their jeans. In exchange for using Braddock as a brand enhancer, the company built Braddock a community center.
Nov 9, 2010   Next American City
Opinion
Mar 2, 2010   By Samuel Staley
A system of escalators in Hong Kong, installed in 1993 to create a new connection between districts, has become an unusual and popular way to commute Hong Kong's steep streets.
Jan 11, 2010   BBC
That's the trick architect Gregory Henriquez is trying to pull off in a rundown section of Vancouver, in one of the biggest redevelopment projects the city has seen yet.
Nov 26, 2009   The New York Times
St. Louis' Citygarden Sculpture Park is already being compared to NYC's High Line for its success in revitalizing a previously unused parcel of land.
Nov 19, 2009   Fast Company
The American dream is alive and well in Detroit, as artists, urban farmers, and intellectuals see opportunity.
Nov 10, 2009   New Geography
In January 1992, The New York Times Sunday Magazine ran a piece by Columbia's Nicholas Lemann, titled "The Myth of Community Development".  It was then - timed to provoke critical thinking about the Clinton Administration's vanilla urban policy of Empowerment Communities (EZ/EC) - a poignant evaluat Opinion
Mar 10, 2009   By Charles Buki
Phoenix is counting on a new light rail system to revive one of the city's long-ignored commercial corridors when trains start operation at the end of the year.
Oct 21, 2008   The Arizona Republic
One of the most interesting things that I have learned in school thus far is the history of the urban renewal program.  As a budding urban planner, I have often used the term "urban renewal" interchangeably with "urban revitalization" to describe the process of neighborhood imp Opinion
Oct 13, 2008   By Tamika Camille Gauvin