Morgan Brennan looks at the demographic and cultural factors driving America's "most surprising real estate boom," and examines how some cities have targeted investments to attract young professionals.
Mar 26, 2013 Forbes
Ed Walker saw what few others in his hometown of Roanoke, Virgina were able to see: potential. Walker is part a growing group of "vanguard developers" intent on changing the fortunes of their cities by the sheer force of their vision (and wallets).
Jul 27, 2012 The New York Times
Downtown Cleveland has been polished up over the past few years. David C. Barnett has the rust belt revival success story.
Jun 12, 2012 NPR Morning Edition
The Long Island Index, a project to gather and present data about Long Island, has been studying the exodus of young people from their community. Now they're trying to do something about it with a new vision for the island.
Dec 13, 2011 The Atlantic Cities
Pocomoke City officials have funded the construction of a restaurant and bar in their city with no tenant on the horizon - just hopes to attract a star chef and spur economic development downtown.
Dec 8, 2011 USA Today
Executives of Rock Gaming LLC and its partner, Caesars Entertainment Corp, are hoping to revitalize Cleveland's downtown nightlife and create connections with nearby businesses by building Horseshoe Casino Cleveland.
Oct 18, 2011 The Plain Dealer
Yes, there will be jobs, and safety has improved since downtown revitalization efforts began over a decade ago. But Pico-Union residents are feeling routinely excluded--and shortchanged--when it comes to decisionmaking.
Oct 1, 2011 Los Angeles Times
Urban Land Institute's Award for Excellence winners include projects in Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.
Feb 18, 2011 UrbanLand
Newcastle, Australia's downtown business district lacked street life and was littered with empty buildings. A "Renew Newcastle" campaign brought new life and new residents. PPS talks with the man behind the plan.
Feb 14, 2011 Project For Public Spaces
A national survey of independent businesses found that those in communities with an active "buy local" campaign experienced significantly stronger revenue growth in 2010 compared to those located in areas without one.
Feb 1, 2011 New Rules Project