Library of Congress

Remembering America's First Female Architect

Louise Blanchard Bethune designed a number of important buildings around Buffalo.


The Data Center Next Door

Can buildings full of machines make good neighbors?

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Luminous Shots of Grain Elevators Like You've Never Seen Them Before

A Buffalo light show aims to turn the city's symbols of decline into a flashy tourist draw.


The Problem With Calling Cities 'Post-Industrial'

It's time to come up with a new way of thinking and talking about places like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.

Metros Clobbered by the Housing Crisis Are Growing Again

Populations in markets hit hard by the 2008 crisis – like Phoenix, Orlando, and Las Vegas – grew faster than others.

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An Urban-Suburban Compromise to Revitalize a Buffalo Neighborhood

Larkinville, Buffalo's most successful urban development initiative in decades, merges city hip with suburban convenience.

The Rise and Fall of One of America's Most Innovative Hotel Chains

Statler grew up with America's cities.

The NHL May Have Been Quiet, But Teams' Real Estate Guys Sure Were Busy

During the lockout, some teams changed arenas, others asked for new ones, and some even pushed forward with condo towers and complexes.

Buy Some of Buffalo's Most Important Historic Buildings for $1

A small group of activists are using the internet to get residents to buy and restore homes from the city's golden age.

2012's Most Important Preservation Battles

The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.

Mark Byrnes

Buffalo Residents Team Up to Buy Old Train Station a $3,000 Gift

Happy holidays, Central Terminal.

American Planning Association

2012's Best Smart Growth Projects, According to the EPA

A food store in Vermont, rezoning in Portsmouth, and five other neat efforts.


Why Urban Voters Matter: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.


The Secret to Buffalo's Farm-to-Table Culture

An interview with Christa Glennie Seychew, who's helped reinvigorate the city's local food movement.


The Rudest City in America? It's Buffalo, Jerkface

You're more likely to get an "F--- you" than a "Good morning" in Buffalo, according to a survey of potty-mouthed Twitter users.

JoAnn Greco

For Buffalo's Grain Elevators, an Experimental Second Act

The formerly empty icons have become a space for art, ping pong balls, and eerie trombone concerts. 

In Search of a Cure for Zombie Neighborhoods

A new study details the rise of abandoned properties in Buffalo.


The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.


Can Sculptures Fix Buffalo's Urban Farming Program?

Contaminated soil has made growing difficult for many farmers. But Artfarms thinks they can change that.