Urban Blight

Movement to Recognize Damage of Urban Freeways Gains Speed

Several posts over the last couple of weeks build on the growing body of work illuminating the economic, physical, and social damage caused by urban highways.

March 6, 2012 - Better Cities & Towns

A New Light for Motor City

How grassroots entrepreneurs and inspired religious leaders are working to erase urban blight in Detroit.

November 1, 2011 - Urban Faith

Federal Officals to Aid Recovery in Six Problematic U.S. Cities

Federal officials are being sent to work in six cities including Detroit, Cleveland and New Orleans to help coordinate local officials to "tap federal funds and leverage local and regional resources," The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Terlep reports.

July 13, 2011 - The Wall Street Journal

Somewhere Between Blight and Gentrification...

<!--StartFragment--> <p class="MsoNormal"> Is there a happy medium between the run-down liquor store and the gourmet shop?  </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> What is the best form of Main Street retail, as people move back to the city and re-emergent neighborhoods acquire shops and services that were once lacking?

November 15, 2009 - Diana DeRubertis

Combining Pavement and Reusable Materials to Make Urban Parks

Allison Arieff argues that cities should look to reversible parks modeled on the Pavement to Parks program to prevent blight, combat the practice of land banking, and model sustainable practices.

September 28, 2009 - NYTimes: By Design Blog

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