Famous examples of aging architecture styles, such as brutalism, are in need of renovations, sometimes requiring the public to pay the bill. But brutalist buildings are often obdurate and hard to adapt and reuse.
Sep 9, 2014 Architectural Record
Public art can be personal, political, grandly scaled, or small in ambition. And, yes, there's a "new wave" of public art to be found in yard bombing, flash mobs, and tactical urbanism. Find out what the experts say about the future of public art.
Sep 9, 2014 Artsblog
The National League of Cities has created the Sharing Economy Advisory Network to develop best practices for cities in developing regulations while also allowing sharing economy businesses to expand and operate.
Sep 9, 2014 Urbanful
A new study examines gentrification (measured by relative income) at the neighborhoods, revealing the unique case of Cincinnati, which increased wealth faster during the recession than it did during the preceding boom.
Sep 8, 2014 Cincinnati Business Courier
With a growing body of research to support the construction of infrastructure that supports, protects, and even mimics natural systems, the American Society of Landscape Architects has released a guide to green infrastructure.
Sep 8, 2014 ASLA The Dirt
Good design impacts tourism, jobs, property values and quality of life. What can we do to bring good design to small towns and rural communities? Here are a few good tips and inspiring examples.
Sep 8, 2014 CommunityMatters
A new data set released this week by the U.S. Census is helpful for determining patterns of migration during the recession-troubled years of 2008-2012.
Sep 7, 2014 Trulia Trends Blog
The New York Times Opinion Pages present a new narrative for the American West: "A wounded piece of land can be made whole, if managed for the future by people whose capacity for wonder is limitless."
Sep 6, 2014 The New York Times
A trio of natural gas providers is planning to build a 550-mile pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina. The companies are hoping to secure approval for the project from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by 2016.
Sep 4, 2014 Pittsburgh Business Times
Joel Kotkin explores the small cities that are growing the fastest in the United States, and what factors lead to this growth.
Sep 4, 2014 Forbes