The big, contentious question of contemporary downtowns is under consideration in Dallas: Is there too much parking or not enough parking?
Nov 11, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
<p>City planners in Charleston, SC would like to see some local malls redeveloped as mini-downtowns, filling in their parking lots with buildings, but local developers think they're insane. 'This really horrifies me,' says one business person.</p>
Aug 4, 2008   The Post & Courier, Charleston, S.C.
<p>As the downtown master plan of Baton Rouge turns ten years old, planners are looking at the next stages of development. They say eight factors play into making this and other downtowns successful.</p>
Aug 1, 2008   Baton Rouge Business Report
<p>Paul Shigley reflects on the impact of a Starbucks closing in downtown Redding, a small town in northern California.</p>
Jul 30, 2008   California Planning & Development Report
<p>Scottsdale, Arizona planners have released a new vision for their downtown, in a 'trend toward urban living'.</p>
Jul 23, 2008   The Arizona Republic
<p>Former single-screen cinemas in New York City and Long Island are reopening as multi-use art centers and helping to stimulate the revitalization of dormant downtowns.</p>
Jul 7, 2008   Newsday
<p>Downtown Phoenix prepares for a facelift with a new form-based code and downtown master plan.</p>
Jul 3, 2008   The Arizona Republic
<p>The article suggests that rising gas prices, enduring subprime mortgage crisis, and some changing demographics (i.e., the aging of Baby Boomers) are all contributing to the greater popularity of central city neighborhoods.</p>
Jul 1, 2008   The Chicago Tribune
<p>Baltimore considers following in the footsteps of Paris, San Francisco and Copenhagen by opening a "design center", a place for people to gather and debate the design of their city.</p>
Jun 17, 2008   The Baltimore Sun
<p>Vancouverites send a sculpture packing, stirring up a debate over the role of public art.</p>
Jun 13, 2008   The Canadian Press
<p>Planners in Vancouver are moving to curb booming residential growth to expand commercial development downtown. 'It's all good to walk and bike to work, but if you don't have offices for people to go to, that makes things rather difficult.'</p>
Jun 11, 2008   The Vancouver Sun