Downtowns

Architecture critic Aaron Betsky provides a new take urban dystopia: bland and homogenous. The antidote, he argues, can be found on the edges.
Oct 9, 2014   Architect
<p>Downtown Knoxville has seen many improvements in recent years. This column calls on the city to be careful how it lets private interests use downtown's new public spaces.</p>
Jun 1, 2008   Metro Pulse
<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>
May 20, 2008   The Next American City
<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>
May 19, 2008   The Hartford Courant
<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>
Apr 26, 2008   Arabian Business
<p>Buildings are being renovated all over downtown Washington D.C., and as they rise so does the city's tax revenue.</p>
Mar 19, 2008   The Washington Post
<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>
Mar 18, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The suburban Detroit town of Wixom is looking to lure in residents by creating dense downtown living.</p>
Mar 18, 2008   The Detroit Free Press
<p>This report from <em>Progressive Urban Management Associates</em> outlines the ten trends that will impact downtowns over the next two decades.</p>
Mar 17, 2008   Downtown Idea Exchange
<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>
Mar 11, 2008   The Waco Tribune
<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>
Mar 2, 2008   The Stranger