Even cities without an official program for revitalizing their downtowns can take steps to transform their urban cores into a collection of vibrant places. The urbanSCALE website has collected a list of such strategies.
Feb 26, 2014 urbanSCALE
Whenever a term is overused, it's up for snark attack. Ben Brown seeks to inoculate himself and others against that tendency, by describing why community health is an admirable goal and how it's connected to economic development (and beer).
Jul 25, 2012 PlaceShakers
Zipcar has released the results of their first Future Metropolis Index, which the company commissioned to recognize cities that demonstrate smart urban planning and policymaking, reports Ariel Schwartz.
Mar 6, 2012 Fast Company Co.Exist
Chuck Wolfe asks if a city's vitality is best indicated at night, and how it should be measured.
Sep 28, 2011 myurbanist
The city of Vancouver is beautiful, but according to this op-ed, it hasn't yet been able to create a truly vibrant city life.
May 27, 2011 The Vancouver Sun
Towns with universities are doing better through the economic crisis than most, attracting jobs and preserving property values.
Aug 30, 2009 New Geography
<p>Fast Company highlights Chicago and London, their picks for U.S. and Global Cities of the Year, respectively. Whatever you think of the way such lists come together, these are interesting profiles of two vibrant municipalities.</p>
Jun 5, 2008 Fast Company