Development & Implementation

Camden's riverfront prison yields to redevelopment. 6/18 Update. Officially empty. Last Inmate Gone

Camden's Riverfront State Prison,as of yesterday, had exactly 30 inmates - down from 1,100 last year. In January, Gov. ... read more »

Revitalizing Cincinnati's Historic Over-the-Rhine (Part 3 - Exciting Progress Portends a National Model)

This was going to be the final installment of my miniseries about Cincinnati's remarkable Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, but I'm on too much of a roll to finish today. ... read more »

Video to get a sense of new urbanism projects

Any one know where I can find a video to send someone to get a sense of past projects. This is so someone can understand more of what I am talking about without having to travel. Thanks ... read more »

Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine, On the Verge

Cincinnati’s historic and very centrally located Over-the-Rhine neighborhood is poised to become one of America’s greatest revitalization stories, in the process creating a national exemplar of gr ... read more »

Ellen Dunham-Jones speaks mall retrofits on NPR

To the tune of Robin Sparkles’ “Let’s Go to the Mall,” Ellen Dunham-Jones recently spoke abo ... read more »

Property Value Theory - Some useful terminology and observations on urban property values

I've been developing a theory and some terminology that I find very helpful in explaining urbanism to developers, city officials, and others who "don't get it." Here's the gist of it, at the end you can find a link to my blog if you'd like to read a bit more. ... read more »

I-880 cities seek a sense of “place”

Along Interstate 880 in the Northern California county of Alameda, cities birthed during the post-World War II era of suburbanism have begun turning the clock back searching instead for a sense of “ ... read more »

Urbanist, or just urban? A community coming together in East Hollywood

I spend what is probably way too much time pondering whether there is a difference between "urbanist" and "urban," and whether there should be. ... read more »

TIME Magazine: Recycling Suburbia is #2 "Idea Changing the World Right Now"

TIME Magazine recently released its list of the “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now,” highlighting some of the progressive ideas reshaping the face of our global economy. ... read more »

What to do with dying shopping malls

Fifty years after it was first conceptualized, the American shopping mall is dying off. ... read more »