Adaptive Reuse

February 16, 2018, 7am PST
If electric vehicles are the future, can gas stations be re-imagined into centers promoting exercise and healthy eating?
Modern Cities
January 26, 2018, 8am PST
"Four piers from the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge will live on as a public boardwalk and vista point in Oakland and on Yerba Buena Island," reports Erin Baldassari.
The Mercury News
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 15, 2018, 1pm PST
Like many cities before it, Shreveport's downtown is transforming through the renovation of historic buildings.
Shreveport Times
November 21, 2017, 1pm PST
A relative lack of conversions from office to residential—the adaptive reuse model driving the housing market in many urban areas—makes the Washington, D.C. region a perfect place to study the factors that make or break an adaptive reuse proposal.
Greater Greater Washington
October 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Associated Press explores the trend of churches rebuilt as breweries.
Associated Press via Miami Herald
September 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Large, adaptive-reuse projects are all the rage in urban planning today, but absent a fundamentally new approach—with affordability at the center of the process—they are likely to become engines of what's been termed "environmental gentrification."
Shelterforce/Rooflines
September 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Large-scale adaptive reuse projects like the BeltLine in Atlanta receive praise in many circles. But they can also release a flurry of speculation, severely threatening affordability.
Shelterforce
August 30, 2017, 12pm PDT
Public Radio International (PRI) surveys the keys to an ambitious plan to restore the industrial "temples" of South Bend, Indiana.
Public Radio International
August 19, 2017, 7am PDT
Danish firm COBE redesigned a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen into a 17-storey residential apartment building with 38 units of varying sizes.
Treehugger
July 21, 2017, 6am PDT
Are millennials the key to preservation? A new survey finds that millennials prefer to live, work and play in neighborhoods with historic buildings.
Modern Cities
June 14, 2017, 7am PDT
Brian Libby reports from Willamette Falls in Oregon City, Oregon, where plans for the Willamette Falls Riverwalk are taking shape.
CityLab
April 6, 2017, 8am PDT
A planning consultant hired by FirstEnergy is putting out the first speculative ideas for the future of a contaminated lakefront site of a most demolished power plant.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
September 14, 2016, 10am PDT
After nine years of controversy, the District's first zoning revamp since 1958 is officially on the books.
Washington City Paper
September 13, 2016, 9am PDT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation's ReUrbanism initiative has hit the ground running.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
An op-ed describes the choice by many cities to prioritize residential projects in old industrial spaces as short-sighted and potentially unjust.
Next City
February 18, 2016, 1pm PST
A vote by the city of Cincinnati's Historic Conservation Board, of all things, would prioritize parking over historic integrity.
Urban Cincy
December 20, 2015, 11am PST
A historic corner of Louisville is getting a makeover as a cultural district for the 21st century. The $28 million already has preliminary approval for $7.2 million state tourism tax credits.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 9, 2015, 7am PST
London is the stage for one of the problems that arises when encountered with a dearth of accommodations for housing and offices.
Centre for Cities
November 3, 2015, 9am PST
In an interview with Crosstown Concourse's Todd Richardson, Thriving Cities explores the challenges of revitalizing and transforming Memphis' old Sears Roebuck Building.
Thriving Cities Blog