Restaurants, retail, offices, and adobe homes pop-up in and around the long-suffering downtown damaged by urban renewal.
Let’s not pronounce sprawl dead just yet. Compared at least to the last five years, things might get a little worse before they get better. But the resurgence in city living is real.
A 12-block waterfront redevelopment broke ground in Washington DC that extensively uses the concept of "share-space" streets for the purpose of placemaking.
Birmingham, Michigan; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Providence, Rhode Island; and others that adopted a new urban approach 15 or 20 years ago have transformed themselves.
The multifamily industry is building more in walkable locations, but developers still need instruction on the manners of placemaking. Here are some hints.
This video from urbanists Dover, Kohl & Partners offers instructions on the transformation of an inner suburb that was languishing.
If there is anything I don’t want to be misunderstood about, it’s my conviction that central and inner cities are making a pronounced and very exciting comeback in much of America.
Readers of a certain age may recall the hit song, “Downtown,” in 1965. We all know what happened next. GenXers and Millennials, who never experienced the loss, are more optimistic about cities.
The new frontier is within our existing towns, cities, and metropolitan areas. We need to grow inward and upward.
Phoenix pins its hopes on transit-oriented development along the light rail line.
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