Protecting Detroit's Historic Food District
Detroit's historic food district is under very contemporary development pressure, so the nonprofit tasked with managing the market has decided to define principles that prioritize affordability and inclusivity in the area.
Innovative Approaches May Save Physical Retail
In places like San Jose, "new approaches to the storefront" are paying dividends for physical retailers willing to experiment.
Op-Ed: We Shouldn't Rush to Regulate Airbnb
Is Airbnb a prime target for regulation, or is it just another way to expand the marketplace for bedrooms? Dan Bertolet urges caution. After all, couldn't less Airbnb just mean more hotels?
Mapping the Nation's Freight Movements
An infographic illustrates the circulatory system of the nation's economy.
10 Common Characteristics of Successful Markets
Markets are important commercial and cultural spaces throughout South America, in small villages and big cities. The market landscape in South America is diverse, but thriving markets share a number of common characteristics across the continent.
The Mercados Project: Lessons for the Revival of Markets
Historically, central markets served as grand social and commercial hubs for U.S. cities. A period of 20th century decline interrupted the evolution of markets, but creative and diverse examples have precipitated a recovery around the country.
For Insight Into Italy's Multiethnic Future, Follow Your Taste Buds
In a country still struggling with how to integrate its fast growing immigrant population, the vibrant public market located in Rome's Piazza Vittorio Emanuele provides a taste of its recent ethnic changes.
Food Markets are Booming
Angela Starita reports on the growing popularity of "haute food courts" -- high-end food markets -- and what they mean for cities.
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.