Urban Blight

March 6, 2012, 8am PST
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.
Better Cities & Towns
November 1, 2011, 1pm PDT
How grassroots entrepreneurs and inspired religious leaders are working to erase urban blight in Detroit.
Urban Faith
July 13, 2011, 10am PDT
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.
The Wall Street Journal
Blog post
November 15, 2009, 3pm PST

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?

Diana DeRubertis
September 28, 2009, 11am PDT
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.
NYTimes: By Design Blog