Some of the most effective solutions in urban design involve the simplest design changes. Revitalizing public housing is difficult, but not impossible, as shown by Ray Gindroz and his team at Urban Design Associates in Norfolk, Virginia. Exclusive
Dec 15, 2014 By
A Cincinnati neighborhood once described by Reason magazine as "ground zero in inner-city decline" has recovered to the tune of $500 million in investments over the past decade.
Sep 23, 2014 Governing
Making no little plans is all well and good, but sometimes it is the smallest ideas that can have the biggest impacts for cities and neighborhoods.
Sep 21, 2014 Flying Kite
Cities around the country are implementing alley improvement programs as a tool for neighborhood revitalization, with benefits to the economy and the environment. A recent article celebrates the strides cities have made in reclaiming alley spaces.
Feb 11, 2014 Urbanophile
The $300 million in federal and private aid announced Friday for Detroit is just a drop in the bucket compared to the city's $18 billion debt. While the aid is far short of a bailout, it represents a down payment on the city's recovery.
Sep 28, 2013 Detroit Free Press
Social scientists have a theory that a neighborhood's character shapes its economic future more than income levels and foreclosure rates. A tragedy to the community of Chatham on Chicago's South Side has tested this "neighborhood effect."
Jan 12, 2013 The New York Times
A collaboration between five different neighborhood-focused federal efforts seeks to aid and inspire neighborhood revitalization.
Oct 13, 2010 Next American City
A documentary currently touring the country sets out to show that Detroit is not dead, highlighting the entrepreneurs, artists and activists that are currently reclaiming and rebuilding Detroit.
Sep 10, 2010 Palladium Blog
Sacramento, CA has developed one of the longest green streets in the nation, improving storm-water management and connecting the residential area to the Swanston Light-Rail Station Area.
Sep 29, 2009 Sacramento Press
There's just one problem with academia. Sometimes it can be so academic.
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