As cities across America continue to pour public funds into limited use venues in their downtowns, <em>American Dirt</em> looks at why such venues, and convention centers in particular, refuse to engage with their surrounding streets or neighborhood.
Jul 27, 2012 American Dirt
Apartments are scooped minutes after being placed on Craigslist, waiting lines form at open houses, rents are rising. San Francisco? Not quite, but with developers rising to the occasion with 5,000 units in construction, growth may be sustainable.
Jul 5, 2012 The Columbus Dispatch
Futurist Orville Simpson envisioned a hyper-efficient city housed in a single, interconnected mega-complex. Lauren Boettcher explores plans by the University of Cincinnati to take on Simpson's legacy.
Jun 27, 2012 Enhanced Online News
Downtown Cleveland has been polished up over the past few years. David C. Barnett has the rust belt revival success story.
Jun 12, 2012 NPR Morning Edition
Imagine converting a downtown street into a bicycle, people, and eco-friendly one - for just one week, by a crack team of urban design graduate students. Such an undertaking was done by Kent State U.'s urban design collaborative. Watch and learn!
Jun 8, 2012 Streetsblog Network
John Yung traces Cincinnati's dramatic comeback over the last decade, and gives credit to the Center City Plan developed in 2002 by HR&A and Cooper, Robertson & Partners for laying the groundwork for the city's subsequent revitalization.
Jun 6, 2012 UrbanCincy
Richard Perez-Pena reports on the new frontier in the rush to monetize publicly owned resources - the college parking lot.
Jun 5, 2012 The New York Times
With nearly $5 million dedicated to regional planning initiatives, Angie Schmitt questions whether public officials in greater Cleveland are willing to make the hard decisions and compromises necessary to make the area competitive once again.
Jun 5, 2012 Streetsblog D.C.
Dan Parolek kicks off a series on recent efforts to revitalize the Queen City based on a strong foundation of coveted resources, including a variety of urban housing types.
May 18, 2012 Better! Cities & Towns
Alan G. Brake celebrates the Queen City's utilization of public space, place making, and mixed-use development to build its competitive advantage, despite America's "deep-seated anti-urban streak."
May 15, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper