And should we try to resurrect it?
The city's commercial center still feels depressingly lifeless. "Popuphood" wants to change that, fast.
When supporting local businesses means driving everywhere.
How the city turned the Tennessee River into one of its biggest selling points.
How Indianapolis was transformed from a "racetrack in the middle of a cornfield" to a booming tourist attraction.
It's easy, really: create places people want to be.
The city's redevelopment strategy is starting to pay off, but some familiar tensions have followed.
Can the city densify and improve connectivity without losing its character and funky mix of ethnic eateries and small businesses?
Tramlines! Bike paths! Trees! The plans could turn an area of shabby charisma into one of real, walkable charm.
For walkable cities, it's more about finding the right kind of density.
Larkinville, Buffalo's most successful urban development initiative in decades, merges city hip with suburban convenience.
There's no hockey, but a grocery store and sports center are drawing people from around the city.
A design firm stitched together 7 distinct buildings of different eras and styles, creating a mixed-use complex in the heart of Pittsburgh.
It’s bad enough that our suburbs look like everywhere, USA. Let’s not let that happen to our central city.
An iPhone app that maps downtown’s indoor parks, rooftop terraces, urban gardens, and bamboo forests.
Back in the 1980s, the area lost a fifth of its building stock.
Neighborhoods within 2 miles of city hall saw huge jumps in population between 2000 and 2010, according to new numbers from the Census.
Boosters promise a city poised to become the next start-up hub. But driving around the downtown's empty streets, I'm not so sure I see a rosy future.
Easing revitalization by placing the city's neighborhoods into one of three groups.