Redevelopment

Lessons From Silicon Valley's 'Downtown'

A new report from SPUR traces the decline of downtown San Jose.

Turn That Ugly Old Power Plant Into an Amusement Park

One architect's vision for the Battersea Power Station in southwest London.

Can the Longest Remaining Stretch of the Berlin Wall Be Saved From the Threat of Condos?

Protesters have halted construction for now, but for many Berliners, it’s as if their worst nightmares are coming true.

Having Your Own Corner Office Is Like Living in Suburbia

How companies are (or should be) structured like cities.

Can a Paint Job Change a Neighborhood's Future?

Philly Painting mobilizes the community to bring a new look to a blighted neighborhood.

The Accidental DIY Developer

Chicago artist Theaster Gates takes his neighborhood-changing projects on the road.

The Jazz District Authenticity Problem

Kansas City's place in American music history is inarguable. So why hasn't its jazz-based revitalization taken off?

How Colleges Can Foster Development Zones

An ambitious plan in Providence utilizes Brown's medical and science campuses.

Seoul Ends Failed 'New Towns' Project

Redeveloped neighborhoods boomed then busted.

Hopeful Footsteps in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico

Cutting of the neighborhood's main streets to vehicular traffic has helped reduce crime

Building Community Around Downtown Jobs

An ambitious plan takes shape to revive downtown Akron

A New Life for Pruitt-Igoe

A design competition is underway to re-imagine America's most infamous public housing complex

Another Reason to Stop Building New Homes: Job Creation

Repairing existing residential buildings produces about 50 percent more jobs than building new ones