"We can't just let the destruction of a building stop the efforts that we have been making."
The city's emergency manager has approved a deal to turn scores of blighted properties into a lush green space with maple and oak trees.
It'll be used to tear down abandoned houses and build smaller, affordable housing.
And how the city plans to bring it back to life.
A group of urban hackers spent a day in Bamberg destroying people's public expressions of everlasting love.
Our annual look at the extensive information now available from city governments, and the tools people are building with it.
Also, Albuquerque is left vulnerable after outlawing barbed wire and a British ice cream-truck driver who rocked too hard is shut down.
Philly Painting mobilizes the community to bring a new look to a blighted neighborhood.
Where property abandonment is growing and declining.
"People just want to live for a day in a zombie apocalypse," explains Mark Siwak, the braaaaains behind Z World Detroit.
What happens to a neighborhood when demolition becomes the official urban policy
Program tries to streamline purchase of thousands of vacant properties
Program aimed at stabilizing neighborhoods adds to problem of vacant homes