Urban Revitalization

6 days ago
New details of an ambitious infill project in Des Moines were released at the end of 2017.
Des Moines Register
February 22, 2018, 1pm PST
A development proposal would add two new buildings in addition to major renovations in Larimer Square.
The Denver Post
January 18, 2018, 7am PST
Faced with commercial vacancies around 11 percent and the prospect of new office supply coming online soon, D.C. stakeholders are pushing for a bill that would provide incentives for conversions of office buildings into residential units.
The New York Times
January 13, 2018, 11am PST
A stretch of land along the Monongahela River is attracting multiple deep-pocketed investors.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 6, 2018, 6am PST
Phoenix, Arizona is struggling to deal with a growing homeless camp in a revitalizing area near the city's Downtown.
AZ Central
December 27, 2017, 7am PST
For every feel-good story about urban revitalization, or more problematic tale of gentrification, the experience in much of Detroit has more to do with decline.
December 13, 2017, 2pm PST
Denver provides a case study of a city's politics reckoning with the pace of development in a post-recession real estate market.
The Denver Post
December 5, 2017, 12pm PST
Detroit will soon join the ranks of cities that have ripped out high-speed freeways from their urban core.
Detroit Free Press
December 5, 2017, 7am PST
Planning and design work on a proposed three-acre cap park is progressing in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
November 27, 2017, 9am PST
A new 800-foot tower is rising from the ashes of the demolished Hudson's store site. Noted Detroit patron Dan Gilbert is developing the new building.
Detroit Free Press
November 16, 2017, 10am PST
The Houston Downtown Management District and Central Houston Inc. have released a new 20-year vision for Downtown Houston.
Houston Chronicle
November 10, 2017, 12pm PST
The Detroit Future City Implementation Office has completed a new strategic plan that will redirect the organizations revitalization efforts, four years after the city adopted the largely successful Detroit Future City framework.
Detroit Free Press
October 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city hopes to accelerate development and mitigate flood risk along the industrial Fort Point Channel with a string of new parks.
The Boston Globe
October 5, 2017, 9am PDT
Streetsblog digs into the literature on streetcars and finds evidence that the transit mode du jour was never intended to benefit transit users.
Streetsblog USA
September 26, 2017, 9am PDT
Planetizen's "Planners Across America" series continues in the city that put many contemporary best planning practices on the map: Portland, Oregon.
Josh Stephens
September 21, 2017, 2pm PDT
A suite of zoning changes that would increase building heights and density along the Passaic River in Newark, New Jersey, provoked a chaotic council hearing that devolved into shouting and the removal of residents from the council chambers.
September 13, 2017, 5am PDT
Reno is considering a law that critics say is a textbook example of the criminalization of homelessness and everyday life.
Next City
September 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
A burgeoning revitalization model uses the arts as an opportunity to bring in outside money while hiring local.
Star Tribune
September 8, 2017, 8am PDT
For every Pittsburgh or Cleveland success story, there's a story waiting to be told in smaller cities like Gary and Lowell.
At Lincoln House
August 27, 2017, 7am PDT
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is about to get a major makeover. The development investment is the largest in the history of the city of Canton.
The New York Times