Urban Decay

Blog post
June 9, 2015, 5am PDT
The ambiguous definition of 'urban decay' dilutes the argument for requiring this less-well-known environmental study.
Reuben Duarte
Blog post
December 29, 2014, 11am PST
One common argument against attempts to control sprawl near declining cities is that the problem is the fault of mismanaged city government.
Michael Lewyn
October 16, 2014, 12pm PDT
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.
The Guardian (UK)
April 16, 2014, 8am PDT
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.
California Planning & Development Report
October 12, 2012, 6am PDT
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.
The Atlantic Cities
February 25, 2012, 5am PST
Detroit native Pete Saunders makes the case that poor planning put the nail in Motown's casket.
Urbanophile
June 28, 2008, 7am PDT
<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>
The Wall Street Journal
June 19, 2008, 8am PDT
<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>
The Next American City