The city of Akron has taken a measured approach to phasing in a network of bike lanes, including reversible, low-risk experiments in altering street layouts. Can this piece-by-piece approach help nurture a cycling culture?
Akron, Ohio’s Main Street Corridor project will produce a safer and more attractive street, with more space for people, activities and public art. But this dramatic, expensive overhaul is not an end in itself. If it’s going to deliver on its promises, it must be viewed as a beginning.
What’s the impact of a university campus on your city’s downtown? Akron, Ohio offers a valuable illustration.
When a neighborhood commercial street comes back to life, the whole city benefits.
How can city governments and neighborhood groups work together effectively to make their town stronger?
Our neighborhoods won't be revived with a giant infusion of cash. Rather, we have to take small steps over time to truly build economically prosperous cities.
Why are our cities so spread out, struggling to pay their basic maintenance bills? A look at our history can tell us a lot.
Once the "Rubber Capital of the World," Akron, Ohio is rebuilding its economy to focus on small local businesses rather than risky, large-scale gambles.