St. Louis

The long shadow of 20th century urban renewal strategies color the debate over three potential redevelopment proposals for the site of the former site of the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex on St. Louis' Near North Side.
6 days ago   Next City
Granted, this post may straddle the borderline between funny and sadly pertinent in these challenging economic times. But, we think any rankings that rely upon the number of Dollar General stores in a 30-mile radius deserves a bit of a chuckle.
May 18, 2012   yahoo! Finance
In search of cheap rent and an urban experience with some <em>bona fide</em> street cred, young people are making the move out to the Rust Belt, Will Doig reports.
May 17, 2012   Salon
On April 5, the U.S. Census Bureau released growth data from April 2010 to July 2011 showing that for the first time in 20 years, urban growth surpassed exurban growth. Yonah Freemark takes a closer look at the data for 21 metropolitan areas.
Apr 10, 2012   theTransportPolitic
Alex Ihnen writes about the fast moving proposal to convert 1-mile of the elevated I-70 highway separating downtown St. Louis from its historic riverfront.
Mar 5, 2012   nextSTL.com
Michael Kimmelman, after visiting the Penn South housing cooperative in Manhattan and reflecting on the new film "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth", questions the role that design has in determining success or failure for tower in the park housing type.
Jan 26, 2012   The New York Times
St. Louis is moving towards protecting its mid-century architectural treasures. Some see the buildings as impediments to economic development.
Jan 19, 2012   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Cities across the country are breathing new life into abandoned and disused inner city rail lines.
Aug 9, 2011   The New York Times
A new documentary film delves into the complicated history, life and demolition of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis.
Jul 18, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
Plans to revive a decades-dead streetcar loop in St. Louis are gathering steam.
Jun 18, 2011   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Just as Witold Rybczynski declares New York's High Line un-copyable, St. Louis announces plans for a linear park on top of an old railroad trestle
May 19, 2011   St. Louis Post Dispatch