Urban Decay

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