Revitalization

Cuba and its capital city of Havana are experiencing several, simultaneous revolutions. The opportunity for residents is also an opportunity for developers and architects, as well as a challenge for planners.
6 days ago   The Guardian Cities
Down to a population of 197,859 from its 1960 peak of 290,351, the city of Akron is looking for a way to bring people back to its community. One thing Akron has going for it already: an enthusiastic champion of the cause.
Jan 27, 2016   Akron Beacon Journal
Residents of Reno, Nevada participating in a rewrite of the city’s master plan have spoken out about the myriad of problems afflicting their downtown—it's dirty, dangerous, and deserted.
Jan 18, 2016   Reno Gazette-Journal
In advance of what may be a wider program, Philadelphia's alleys have been ranked for their aesthetic quality. Those in the "average" range are most suitable for retrofits.
Nov 17, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper
The Onion provides a fake dispatch from a city that wants lobster roll stands and high-end noodle bars on every corner, like now.
May 15, 2015   The Onion
People seeking small town, authentic character are moving to the burghs along the Schuylkill River. Now the towns are faced with the challenge of blending the old with the new.
Dec 10, 2014   Philadelphia Inquirer
Despite a veto by Governor Jerry Brown, California’s Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins should keep trying to pass legislation to encourage preservation, says Bay area preservation architect Jerri Holan.
Oct 24, 2014   UrbDeZine
Despite spending millions on urban renewal projects, municipalities often miss a common group of opportunities to make their communities more livable and walkable, according to William Adams, a San Diego-based land use attorney.
Sep 12, 2014   UrbDeZine
Before San Diego adopts a proposal to continue redevelopment using profit-based concepts, it should pause to consider the perils, argues Murtaza H. Baxamusa, an affordable housing developer and planning professor.
Aug 3, 2014   UrbDeZine
The Architect's Newspaper featured a suite of "new urbanism" projects underway in Nashville—everything from BRT, to convention centers, to bikeshare.
Jul 19, 2014   The Architect's Newspaper
To create more active and economically healthy downtowns, cities are seeking development on parking lots.
Apr 12, 2014   Newsweek