Louisville

January 13, 2017, 9am PST
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced another round of Choice Neighborhood grants in December, awarding five communities a total of $132 million in grant funding.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
December 30, 2016, 12pm PST
Many in the urbanism community were shocked to see the scale of the recently completed "Spaghetti Junction" in Louisville, but the tolling system that will fund the project is just as critical to consider.
City Observatory
December 27, 2016, 2pm PST
Whether you call it the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project, the Downtown Crossing, or the new Spaghetti Junction—call it done.
Louisville Business First
October 23, 2016, 9am PDT
The Courier-Journal is launching a series of reports on the city of Louisville's ongoing work to clean up its sewer system.
Courier-Journal
October 2, 2016, 7am PDT
As summer temperatures rise and heat waves roll through, cities can take steps to keep cool. But shedding the heat may be difficult for urban areas designed to retain it.
The New Yorker
May 13, 2016, 8am PDT
For the second time in its history, Louisville completed an ambitious and massive park planning and design process on its suburban fringe. The fringe today is just a bit farther out than it was in Olmsted's day.
Next City
April 25, 2016, 2pm PDT
Louisville has the ignominious distinction of having the largest heat island effect of any of the largest cities in the United States. A new study from the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Tech suggests ideas for lowering the heat in the city.
The Courier-Journal
March 11, 2016, 9am PST
With a new Governors Highway Safety Association report estimating that the number of pedestrian fatalities jumped 10 percent in 2015, the highest ever, we look at efforts in Nevada and Louisville, Ky. to increase pedestrian safety.
Las Vegas Sun
February 25, 2016, 1pm PST
A development controversy in Louisville centers on the definition of a conservation subdivision and an environmental threat in the form of an insect known as the emerald ash borer.
The Courier-Journal
February 1, 2016, 12pm PST
Louisville, Kentucky has recently been named the "most rapidly growing urban heat island" in the U.S., but what led to this title? Jeff Byles traces how cities are becoming increasingly warm through a number of different factors, including economic.
Doggerel
December 23, 2015, 11am PST
Broken Sidewalk analyzes an example of the kind of street design decisions continuing to encroach on pedestrian infrastructure around the country. The case study: Ninth Street in Louisville.
Broken Sidewalk
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
September 10, 2015, 8am PDT
A Louisville case study of the findings and recommendations of the World Resource Institute's "Cities Safer By Design" report.
Broken Sidewalk
Blog post
August 20, 2015, 6am PDT
Dr. William (Billy) Riggs guest blogs about his new research in Journal of Planning Education & Research. Dr. Riggs is Assistant Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo focusing on quantitative community analysis and urban planning policies.
JPER
June 4, 2015, 11am PDT
A historic neighborhood lost in a flood, covered by a dump, then reclaimed by nature will become the Waterfront Botanical Gardens under terms of a recent land deal.
Broken Sidewalk
April 11, 2015, 1pm PDT
When it comes to federal appropriations, urban areas in states dominated by rural Republicans are at a distinct disadvantage. In search of lobbying power, metros in affected states are banding together.
Governing Magazine
April 11, 2015, 9am PDT
Unlike conventional food hubs, Louisville's planned $50 million FoodPort will gather and 'incubate' regional food businesses. The hope is to breathe life into the area's struggling small farms.
CityLab
Feature
April 8, 2015, 8am PDT
Expanding on earlier research about the impacts of one-way streets on outcomes such as public health and property values, a new study examines a citywide case study in Louisville.
John Gilderbloom and William Riggs
January 20, 2015, 6am PST
A massive bike park in Louisville, Kentucky takes the fast-growing trend of urban bike parks to new (subterranean) levels.
Outside
December 12, 2014, 9am PST
Louisville's goals to plant and grow an urban forest to mitigate the city's heat island effect has run afoul of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's engineering standards for state owned roads.
The Courier-Journal