Urban Revitalization

September 12, 2018, 2pm PDT
East Town, also known as Downtown East, used to be "weed strewn lots and abandoned rail yards."
Star Tribune
August 29, 2018, 12pm PDT
A groundbreaking ceremony for Atwater Beach on Detroit's east waterfront is just one of many ongoing construction projects that will add open space and recreation facilities to formerly industrial areas.
Detroit Free Press
August 13, 2018, 6am PDT
According to Next City, "Euclid is doing what many Great Lakes cities thought would never be possible."
The Plain Dealer
August 11, 2018, 9am PDT
A new park in Tulsa, Oklahoma designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh could transform the city
The New York Times
August 11, 2018, 7am PDT
Charlotte's North Tryon Vision Plan is "among the more ambitious long-term urban planning projects in American cities," this article. Released in 2015, the plan's work is not done.
Next City
July 25, 2018, 10am PDT
Managed decline assumes that struggling cities will continue to struggle indefinitely. Is there a better way to plot neighborhood stabilization?
Notes from the Underground
July 12, 2018, 8am PDT
A grassroots plan seeks to cultivate a sustainable, affordable center of Black culture in the neighborhood of Albina.
Curbed
June 21, 2018, 7am PDT
Ford will treat the Michigan Central Depot to a mixed-use adaptation.
Detroit Free Press
June 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
Ford has confirmed its plan to move into the Michigan Central Depot in Detroit.
Detroit Free Press
May 8, 2018, 7am PDT
Not every Legacy City has the size and cultural cache of a Pittsburgh or a New Orleans to aid in its recovery, but there are resources available for smaller cities examining pragmatic revitalization strategies.
Greater Ohio Policy Center
April 29, 2018, 11am PDT
A set of zoning changes under consideration in New York City promises to be controversial; the de Blasio Administration is already onboard.
Crain's New York Business
Feature
April 25, 2018, 8am PDT
By embracing timeless principles of urban placemaking, we can create walkable transit villages and make room for housing at every socioeconomic level. First we have to re-invigorate high quality urban design.
Gerhard Mayer
April 12, 2018, 2pm PDT
A $125 million adaptive reuse project is looking for help with infrastructure improvements. Pittsburgh's Urban Redevelopment Authority is considering tax increment financing to fund street improvements.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 12, 2018, 9am PDT
Some worry that, of the many reasons cities pursue cap parks, creating quality green space is low on the list.
Stateline
April 12, 2018, 8am PDT
A wave of investments is visiting one of the most famous, and notorious, neighborhoods in the city of Chicago. The question is whether the final product will be worth the expense.
Chicago Tribune
April 10, 2018, 6am PDT
A new program based in the Germantown neighborhood in Philadelphia aims to encourage community ownership of urban re-investment.
The Philadelphia Citizen
April 9, 2018, 11am PDT
The Dallas neighborhood of Deep Ellum is the city's answer to SoHo in New York, the Mission in San Francisco, or the Arts District in Los Angeles—once gritty, now trendy.
Dallas News
April 2, 2018, 9am PDT
It's the "holy grail" of urban planning, say researchers.
The Mercury News
March 26, 2018, 7am PDT
Are the urban revival and the future of mobility already rendering parking lots obsolete? Chicago provides a case study of a new generation of skyscrapers rising were cars once parked.
Chicago Tribune
March 16, 2018, 11am PDT
New details of an ambitious infill project in Des Moines were released at the end of 2017.
Des Moines Register