Urban Blight

Several posts over the last couple of weeks build on the growing body of work illuminating the economic, physical, and social damage caused by urban highways.
Mar 6, 2012   Better Cities & Towns
How grassroots entrepreneurs and inspired religious leaders are working to erase urban blight in Detroit.
Nov 1, 2011   Urban Faith
Federal officials are being sent to work in six cities including Detroit, Cleveland and New Orleans to help coordinate local officials to "tap federal funds and leverage local and regional resources," The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Terlep reports.
Jul 13, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
Is there a happy medium between the run-down liquor store and the gourmet shop?  What is the best form of Main Street retail, as people move back to the city and re-emergent neighborhoods acquire shops and services that were once lacking? Opinion
Nov 15, 2009   By Diana DeRubertis
Allison Arieff argues that cities should look to reversible parks modeled on the Pavement to Parks program to prevent blight, combat the practice of land banking, and model sustainable practices.
Sep 28, 2009   NYTimes: By Design Blog