Cities vie for all sorts of distinctions: greenest; friendliest; wealthiest; most innovative. Portland, Maine, is just tickled to bits about topping the "Top-10 Coziest Cities in America." Added bonus: it beat out its regional arch-rival Boston.
Feb 13, 2015 Boston.com
The results of a survey commissioned by Sasaki Associates reveal key insights into what makes cities great for those who love them, as well as where planners and urban designers should focus their efforts in improving the urban experience.
Jul 29, 2014 ASLA The Dirt
Some restaurants have found ways to circumvent the expense of liquor licenses in Philadelphia by opening pop-up beer gardens operating under a much, much cheaper catering permit. Cue state legislation to curb the practice.
Jul 24, 2014 PlanPhilly
A City Council committee got its first look at a proposed revision of the streetscape licensing process by which restaurants and cafés can acquire sidewalk seating. Councilmembers sent the plan back the drawing board again.
Apr 22, 2014 Dallas Observer
The replacement of retail establishments with restaurants in America’s urban centers has a demographic slant.
May 19, 2013 Architect Magazine
Concerned about becoming a "western Detroit," the city of Reno, built around the gambling industry, seeks to shake off that trademark with new investments in other industries and amenities.
Jun 21, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Tim Craig explores one developer's efforts to start the ball rolling on the capital's new 20-year sustainability goals.
Apr 27, 2012 The Wahington Post
The City of New York has announced plans to allow restaurants to edge into the street to use parking spots for outdoor seating and patios.
Nov 11, 2010 Grist
New restaurants are striving to look like (and to be) community institutions, reflecting old-style pubs, meeting halls and marketplaces.
Aug 25, 2010 Metropolis Magazine
The "food court", staple of malldom and home of Hot Dog on a Stick, is dead, say retail architects and designers. Higher-end restaurants and softer surfaces are replacing the shiny plastic tables and Orange Juliuses of the past.
Jan 20, 2010 Retail Traffic Magazine