Downtowns

May 20, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>After forty years in the statistical doldrums, what does Milwaukee make of a sudden, slight increase in population? Local expert and urban enthusiast Dave Steele reports.</p>
The Next American City
May 19, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>New research from the University of Connecticut shows that on-street parking is a key ingredient in a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown.</p>
The Hartford Courant
April 26, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Plans for a 4.6 km tramway have been announced for downtown Burj Dubai -- a $136 million transit system intended to link major developments in the rapidly rising emirate.</p>
Arabian Business
March 19, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Buildings are being renovated all over downtown Washington D.C., and as they rise so does the city's tax revenue.</p>
The Washington Post
March 18, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The highly anticipated mixed-use Grand Avenue project in downtown L.A. has just secured $100 million in funding. This new funding is expected to kickstart the project's construction, which has been delayed for months.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>The suburban Detroit town of Wixom is looking to lure in residents by creating dense downtown living.</p>
The Detroit Free Press
March 17, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This report from <em>Progressive Urban Management Associates</em> outlines the ten trends that will impact downtowns over the next two decades.</p>
Downtown Idea Exchange
March 11, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Proposed housing developments in the urban core of Waco, Texas, have given many in the city high hopes for a denser, more vibrant central city.</p>
The Waco Tribune
March 2, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Zoning changes in downtown Seattle have created a more dense area, as was intended. But the zoning changes are also bringing some unintended consequences.</p>
The Stranger
March 1, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Two notable large-scale projects in downtown L.A. have not broken ground on time, which many see as a sign of the end of downtown's real estate boom.</p>
The Architect's Newspaper
February 29, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Business leaders in Indianapolis are looking to replicate the success of Portland, Oregon, by creating a task force to pursue plans for a streetcar system in the city's downtown.</p>
Indianapolis Business Journal
February 28, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>The Downcity neighborhood of Providence is undergoing an urban revitalization, one hinged on preservation and renovation of historic buildings.</p>
The New York Times
Blog post
December 18, 2007, 8am PST

Question: What do Keybank Tower in Cleveland, the Kettering Tower in Dayton, and One Seagate in Toledo have in common?

Answer: They are their respective city’s tallest buildings, and they were built after their city’s population peaked.

Samuel Staley
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