downtown revitalization

One of the sad contradictions of the revival of core urban areas has been the clash between waves of investment and affluence with large populations of homelessness. Many cities are still coming to terms with the issue, much less solving it.
Feb 3, 2016   The Wall Street Journal
Social media outcry has altered the street configuration of Harvey and Hudson avenues in the rejuvenated neighborhood of Midtown in Oklahoma City.
Apr 15, 2015   NewsOK
A new talking point to support the idea of a comeback for Detroit: brisk business and new investment in the Downtown hotel market.
Apr 7, 2015   Detroit Free Press
Exploring an effort to revitalize the downtown of the city of Fresno—an agricultural town in the Central Valley of California.
Mar 23, 2015   The Atlantic
Lines between public and private blur as Flats East Bank takes on the mantle of a special tax district. If the measure goes through to completion, revenue will be used to fund public improvements.
Feb 25, 2015   Cleveland Plain Dealer
A housing report by analyzing Philadelphia's Center City enunciates an obstacle facing many cities in the throes of downtown revitalization: What happens when Millennials don't come home to roost?
Feb 20, 2015   Philadelphia
Here's an experiment worth watching: Bakerfield's Downtown Business Development Corporation (DBDC) has launched a crowdfunding website in the hopes of seeing its urban design plans come to fruition.
Feb 14, 2015   Indiegogo
A lesson for other cities as well: As long as cities give absurd subsidies to pro sports teams, pro sports teams will continue to expect absurd subsidies from cities. Case in point: St. Louis and the NFL's Rams.
Feb 12, 2015   Vox
Scott Beyer details the old real estate wisdom of "retail follows rooftops," especially as evidenced by cities like Cleveland in recent years.
Feb 1, 2015   Governing
A new development proposal in Des Moines called Bici Flats will provide one-of-a-kind amenities to residents who love to bike. But will it become a catalytic development for a downtown neighborhood?
Jan 20, 2015   WHOtv
Reports that the St. Louis Rams intend to move back to Los Angeles mobilized an effort by state and city leadership to keep the team in St. Louis.
Jan 10, 2015   St. Louis Post-Dispatch