How or Why Cars Erode Cities & Villages

Jane Jacobs was one of the first writers to document the effects of cars on urban fabric. By “urban,” I mean “old-fashioned” or traditional towns and downtowns. Densely populated cities and villages throughout the United States were beginning to take steps to incorporate automobiles into the built environment. Planners and politicians began to see parking … More How or Why Cars Erode Cities & Villages

How to Spark a Downtown Renaissance

The myths and secrets about economic growth, revitalization, real estate and change in urban areas are plentiful. One way to understand how your community might develop into one of those places you’ve dreamed of living in and why certain places ascend, and other places decline, it helps to read works by the top experts in the field. … More How to Spark a Downtown Renaissance