Urban Planning

June 08, 2016

In the past, downtown was either a busy area – the thriving heart of business and commerce – or a largely unpopulated section where windows and doors were boarded up and crime was rampant.

Seven of the nation's fastest-growing cities are in Texas, according to new data. See how population changes in your city compare to others.

May 04, 2016

Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, the writer and activist who shaped the way we view cities to this day.

April 25, 2016

Given that "redneck" and "hillbilly" remain the last acceptable stereotypes among polite society, it isn't surprising that the stereotypical urban home of poor, recently rural whites remains an object of scorn.

December 29, 2015 | S&RC Editorial Network

Heatherwick Studio unveiled a 300,000-sm mixed-use project in the Chinese city's main arts district. Planned for M50, a major arts area in Shanghai, a mixed-use plan from Heatherwick Studio is quite the scene. ArchDaily reports that instead of a building, the idea is for the structure to be... read more

December 15, 2015

Downtowns, Main Streets, and city centers across the country are witnessing a renaissance. As more Americans chose the convenience and connectivity of walkable neighborhoods, communities are seeing new businesses, restaurants, and shops open in areas that were formerly vacant or economically... read more

November 12, 2015

Sitting at a table in Roxbury's Haley House Cafe & Bakery, Atyia Martin, Boston's first-ever Chief Resilience Officer, kept getting interrupted. First, a policeman shouted hello from his place in line ("Officer!" she replied, "Good, how are you sir?"), and then a city official stopped by to... read more

October 13, 2015

Although the wind of pragmatism from American cities is but poorly digested, I am flooded with the prosperous and strong will of the Chinese. I do not care for policy, nor geostrategic, but rather I absorb feelings and communicate emotions. Or at least I try; but it's becoming ever more... read more

September 17, 2015

Full credit goes to Mayor Mike Duggan, a Democrat, and Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican. They are trying new ideas and modifying plans as they go along, never pointing fingers or worrying about taking credit.

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