Roberta Brandes Gratz

Rochester's Unique Place in the Rustbelt Revival

With rebounding historic neighborhoods and a diversified economy, Rochester's future doesn't have to be as grim as some fear.

What Cities Looking to Shrink Can Learn From New Orleans

Those who choose to stay in derelict, empty neighborhoods can often pinpoint a place's particular value.

Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

Making Pittsburgh New by Keeping it Old

A critic of development joins the other side