In many areas of modern life, the market provides a cornucopia of choices to accommodate people’s diverse needs, wants, and tastes: just visit a supermarket to see this. When it comes to housing options, though, the reality is starkly different.
Typically, the thought of converting an old subway tunnel into parking would send shivers down the spines of urbanists. But this project may be a surprisingly beneficial way to catalyze redevelopment in Rochester, New York’s recovering downtown.
Why is your city dotted with vacant lots? Probably because it’s functionally illegal to build on them.
Government housing subsidies can't provide a permanent lasting solution to affordable housing challenges, but naturally occuring mixed income neighborhoods could.
Planners and developers have a lot to learn from their most vocal adversaries.
We can find practical examples of great communities far away from San Francisco or Copenhagen.
It's time to push back against the typical media narratives about parking in our towns.
Flexible regulations and a dose of humility could change this unproductive dynamic.
After years of neglect, downtown Rochester has found an unexpected ally: residents.
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?
These Rochester neighborhoods offer simple lessons that every town can employ to improve its economic success and wellbeing.