How to devalue a neighborhood

How to devalue a neighborhood

Changes to land use and street design can change the trajectory of entire neighborhoods—for good or for bad.

The Illusion of Revitalization

The Illusion of Revitalization

From the towering Xerox Square, to the grand Civic Center, to the glistening Riverside Convention Center, virtually every corner of downtown Rochester has been “revitalized”, so why does it still feel so dead?

Sidewalk Friction

Sidewalk Friction

A town can say that it cares about walkability, but its actions usually speak louder than words.

The Urban Revival Triangle

The Urban Revival Triangle

Balancing the relationship between residents, businesses and public perception is a challenging task, but our cities stand to gain a lot if we can get it right.

The Wrong Conversation

The Wrong Conversation

The ship is sinking and we're not even rearranging the deck chairs; we're arguing about their color.

The Party Analogy

The Party Analogy

As our cities experience decline and tension, as frayed budgets cut back on what governments are capable of delivering, people need to be allowed to turn the bad party in their cities, towns and neighborhoods into a good one.