Ben Schulman

Ben Schulman

Ben Schulman is a writer and editor based in New York's Hudson River Valley. When not writing about cities, he works with Small Change, an equity crowdfunding platform dedicated to building better cities.

An installation from the Newburgh Community Land Bank's “Artist-in-Vacancy" program.

Lifting a Small Town Through a Land Bank Arts Program

In Newburgh, New York, a new “Artist-in-Vacancy” program aims to show the community as chargednot afflicted—by its past.

A Rebrand Goes Wrong in a Gentrifying Chicago Neighborhood

First known as “The Gentry,” a new project has residents in the mostly Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago’s Lower West Side feeling anxious.

Say Hello to America's Longest 'Rails-with-Trails' Bridge

After nearly 60 years unused, the Harahan Bridge’s wagonways have been converted into pathways for bikes and pedestrians.

Memphis Is Doing Green Space Right Again

Shelby Farms Park and the Shelby Farms Greenline demonstrate a civic interest in landscape design not seen in years.

How Chicago Turned an Industrial Waste Site Into a Nature Lovers' and Cyclists' Paradise

The Big Marsh was once home to nine steel mills. Now it’s where bikes and rare birds roam.