When I was arguing with someone about sprawl in declining "legacy cities," I ran into the following argument (loosely paraphrased): "The reason places like Detroit are declining isn't because of sprawl but because of municipal corruption and mismanagement. Blog Post
Dec 29, 2014 By
Recent investment in Buffalo, New York has been celebrated in the press and the city as a renaissance after decades of decline. But rising tides don't always lift all boats. A recent article describes a unique effort to call attention to the divide.
Oct 16, 2014 The Guardian (UK)
When a new shopping center may leave existing retail areas short of business, a California court has ruled that mitigations of "urban decay" must be spelled out up front.
Apr 16, 2014 California Planning & Development Report
Sarah Goodyear attributes the appeal of NYC's High Line, and the recently opened Barclays Center, to not only smart urban design, but also the nostalgia of urban decay.
Oct 12, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Detroit native Pete Saunders makes the case that poor planning put the nail in Motown's casket.
Feb 25, 2012 Urbanophile
<p>Philadelphia has struggled to deal with its large supply of derelict housing, and it serves as a lesson for lawmakers when they try to find ways to stop neighborhoods from deteriorating.</p>
Jun 28, 2008 The Wall Street Journal
<p>Urban decay blankets much of downtown Detroit. More and more people are pushing for adaptive reuse of the aging and underused buildings, but some city policies may get in the way.</p>
Jun 19, 2008 The Next American City