Urban Revitalization

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
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.
Bridge
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
Feature
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