Imagine converting a downtown street into a bicycle, people, and eco-friendly one - for just one week, by a crack team of urban design graduate students. Such an undertaking was done by Kent State U.'s urban design collaborative. Watch and learn!
Jun 8, 2012 Streetsblog Network
With nearly $5 million dedicated to regional planning initiatives, Angie Schmitt questions whether public officials in greater Cleveland are willing to make the hard decisions and compromises necessary to make the area competitive once again.
Jun 5, 2012 Streetsblog D.C.
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
For the first time in modern history, Cleveland's inner city is growing faster than its outer city and county, reports Robert L. Smith.
Apr 29, 2012 The Plain Dealer
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
Richey Piiparinen examines the two, often antagonistic, worlds that he straddles as a mid-30′s native Rust Belt romantic, and finds fellowship with those in other legacy cities.
Mar 12, 2012 Rust Wire
<em>Grist</em> has asked its readers to help it compile some of the country's "most craptastic urban rebranding efforts ever." And boy have they delivered.
Mar 12, 2012 Grist
Sean Patrick Farrell examines the lengths that Midwesterners are willing to go to get their bike riding fix during snowy winter months, including a popular new indoor mountain bike park in Milwaukee.
Feb 28, 2012 The New York Times
As Cleveland takes on yet another effort in "rebranding", Richey Piiparinen looks at past schemes and finds it's better to keep it real.
Feb 16, 2012 Rust Wire
Real estate speculators are being fined big bucks in Cleveland for letting properties sit vacant, but the jury's still out on whether this is the key to stabilizing neighborhoods.
Jan 22, 2012 Shelterforce