Lindsey Millar reports on a proposed Creative Corridor plan for Little Rock, calling it “vivid and grandiose, full of all the sorts of things New Urbanists salivate over - a pedestrian promenade, rain gardens, street furniture, [and] LED lighting.."
Dec 16, 2012 Arkansas Times
For all the bad press that the traditional enclosed mall receives today from planners, there are certainly retail strategies they excelled at that will be pertinent long into the future, argues Geoff Dyer.
Apr 9, 2012 PlaceShakers
In a city known for its film industry, bike-friendly weather, and historic downtown, an editorial in the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> asks why they all can't just get along.
Feb 15, 2012 Los Angeles Times
When governments use public money to woo national chains, economic growth and job creation aren't worth the cost, says Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Independent retailers also suffer.
Sep 12, 2011 Business Week
Having lured its first major retailer on Main Street, revitalization efforts in Columbia, South Carolina's urban corridor seem to be finally paying off.
May 26, 2011 The State
A national survey of independent businesses found that those in communities with an active "buy local" campaign experienced significantly stronger revenue growth in 2010 compared to those located in areas without one.
Feb 1, 2011 New Rules Project
Is there a happy medium between the run-down liquor store and
the gourmet shop?
What is the best form of Main Street retail, as people move
back to the city and re-emergent neighborhoods acquire shops and services that
were once lacking?
Nov 15, 2009 By
A new documentary tracks the meltdown of Wall Street and its impact on housing throughout the country. <em>The New York Times</em> offers this review.
Sep 3, 2009 The New York Times
Downtowns used to serve primarily as the economic and job hub of a community, but are shifting to be more focused on providing a entertainment center and civic forum.
Aug 4, 2009 New Geography
Niles, Michigan has managed to build jobs and add businesses to its Main Street over the past five years. How did they do it? Wayne Senville of the Planning Commissioners Journal stopped by on his tour around the U.S.A.
Jul 7, 2009 Planning Commissioners Journal