Not convinced that gentrification was happening in St. Louis' “upwardly trending” neighborhoods, Todd Swanstrom and Hank Webber studied if legacy cities are more resistant to this strain. The public policy researchers at The University of Missouri and Washington University found that St. Louis' “rebound” neighborhoods do retain their diversity.
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Detroit’s valiant attempt to not drown in vacant property is embodied in its Blight Authority, which deploys a fleet of 75 (American made) cars and 225 surveyors armed with iPads down emptied streets to snap GPS-encoded pictures of all 300,000 parcels. It may be the most ambitious effort to document the condition of every single building in a city, and...
A round-up of sustainability stories and opportunities for January 14, 2014.
Cities reinvent themselves. And so the rise of small box—a project to retrofit steel shipping containers into micro-retail spaces for Cleveland’s Warehouse District—fits neatly in that category.
Is the Opportunity Corridor a critical piece of infrastructure or is it an example of “old think”? Steve Litt asked a panel of speakers at the Cleveland Museum of Art during the annual Circle Neighbors symposium.
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