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Beyond Beer, Bread and Bicycles: The Industrial Return To the City -
On the West Coast, expect to see these urban industrial companies locate in Vancouver BC's South False Creek and Strathcona neighborhoods, Seattle's Georgetown and SoDo, Portland's Central East Side, and south and east of LA's Arts District. That industry has already gone between downtown LA and LAX, with SpaceX locating on Rocket Rd. in the industrial suburb of Hawthorne.
urban-planning  urban-revitalization  urban-industrialization  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-448  suburbs 
15 days ago by areadevelopment
How to Build a Multigenerational City in Austin, Texas - CityLab
The lives of the young and the old rarely cross in many American cities. After I moved to Austin, I used a volunteer opportunity as a way to change that.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  Austin  texas  southwest  cities  demographics  quality-of-life  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
22 days ago by areadevelopment
Manhattan's Hudson Yards is the neighborhood of the future - Fast Company
The area on the far west side of Manhattan is a grand vision for the mixed-use neighborhood of the future.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  real-estate 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Cities in 2019 will be defined by these 10 issues - Curbed
From homelessness and housing to big tech and budgets, the forces shaping urbanism in the coming year.
Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  cities  Metros  quality-of-life 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Urban infill: the route to delivery solutions - JLL
With growth in e-commerce sales expected to double over the next ten years, the competition for consumers continues to heat up. And now, same-day delivery expectations have forced many companies to consider a number of different urban infill options in order to reach consumers in and around major U.S. cities.
urban-planning  e-commmerce  warehouse-facility  logistics  last-mile-delivery  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-441 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
This new hurricane-proof neighborhood has zero emissions - Fast Company
Using solar, batteries, and Google Home, the Hunters Point neighborhood outside of Tampa is a model for how smart buildings can lower emissions and create a clean grid.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  renewable-energy  energy  tech  high-tech  technology  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  cities  Florida  south-atlantic 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
The Growing Real Estate Potential for Urban Farms - Cushman & Wakefield Blog
With freight costs surging across the country, urban farms offer fresh food, lower transportation costs, and shorter transit distances for companies looking to gain an edge on their competition.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  urban-planning  economic-development  supply-chain  site-selection  urban-farms  agribusiness  agriculture  real-estate 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Sears, which helped shape a nation's shopping habits, was also a pioneer of the reverse commute - Chicago Tribune
Sears was not the first big company to set up camp in a suburban office park — Motorola, Ameritech, Siemens and Pfizer had all gone before it. But it was one of the largest, and the move from downtown prompted innovations in regional transportation planning.
corporate-headquarters  sears  chicago  suburbs  urban-planning  transportation  workforce-mobility  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
From Rooftops to Algae Pools: Orlando’s Vision for Carbon-Free Energy - The New York Times
You can see its aspirations in the thousands of ponds all over the city that collect the runoff from Central Florida’s frequent downpours. Floating solar panels rise and fall in the water, sending power to the grid.
green-economy  sustainable-development  urban-planning  government-policy  utilities  energy  orlando  Florida  Around-the-web  this-week-436  insider-8-31-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Sidewalk Labs Reveals What Its Toronto Smart City May Look Like - Metropolis
While questions surrounding data collection loom, the renderings hint at what the technology company hopes to achieve on the Toronto waterfront.
area-development-features  math  this-week-435  Matt  cities  tech  high-tech  technology  innovation  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  toronto  canada  location-canada 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
This Is The Innovative Component Every City Needs - Forbes
Since the Great Recession, cities across the U.S. have struggled not only to rebound but to grow — and entrepreneurs in those cities have felt the sting as well.
this-week-434  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  entrepreneurship  innovation  transportation 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
What Happened After the Last HQ2 Competition - Urbanophile
When I traveled to Oklahoma City for the first time a few years ago I was shocked to discover that in the civic narrative of the city’s transformation – it’s origin story if you will – the triggering event for change was losing a competition for a United Airlines maintenance facility in 1991 to Indianapolis.
urban-planning  oklahoma  oklahoma-city  Aerospace  industry-clusters  economic-development-news  HQ2  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Michigan Central Station project in Corktown to cost Ford $740M - Detroit Free Press
Ford will spend nearly $740 million to renovate the Michigan Central Station and other sites the automaker purchased in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, the company said Tuesday night.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  Ford  automotive-industry  detroit  Michigan  midwest  real-estate  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume - The New York Times
For decades, the district south of downtown and alongside San Francisco Bay here was known as either Rincon Hill, South Beach or South of Market. This spring, it was suddenly rebranded on Google Maps to a name few had heard: the East Cut
this-week-342  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  Google  urban-planning  tech  high-tech  technology 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
What if Amazon just opened a lot of smaller headquarters? - Fast Company
Amazon’s planned 50,000-person second headquarters will bring an entire spectrum of costly unintended (and predictable) consequences. There are other options.
this-week-432  Around-the-web  HQ2  amazon  urban-planning  economic-development-news  taxes-incentives  corporate-headquarters 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Even Alphabet is having trouble reinventing smart cities - MIT Technology Review
An ambitious smart-city project spearheaded by Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs has run into local resistance, causing delays.
Around-the-web  this-week-433  smart-cities  Google  urban-planning  toronto  canada 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
The Bitter Battle to Turn an Old Factory Into a 21st Century 'Eco-Village' - WIRED
Today, all that remains of the Ford factory is an expansive tract of bare land in the middle of the middle-class Highland Park neighborhood, where a lone smokestack juts up from the old steam plant.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  minnesota  midwest  Ford  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  economic-development  industrial-real-estate 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
The Future Of Housing: From Home Building To City Planning, Tech Giants & Startups Are Reimagining Where & How We Live - CB Insights
Major US technology companies are constructing corporate housing, self-sufficient towns, and even entire urban neighborhoods. Adding to the mix, insurgent startups are also redefining how the homes of the future will be built.
corporate-headquarters  urban-planning  workplace-trends  smart-buildings  smart-cities  Around-the-web  this-week-429 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Seattle Scales Back Tax in Face of Amazon’s Revolt, but Tensions Linger - The New York Times
After intense lobbying by local businesses and a bold threat by Amazon to curtail development in its hometown, the Seattle City Council on Monday approved a smaller and more limited tax on big companies than originally envisioned.

The new tax — dubbed the “Amazon Tax” by locals — will fund affordable housing and homeless services in a city whose economic boom, driven in no small part by Amazon, has priced many residents out of the area and forced some onto the streets.
this-week-425  Around-the-web  amazon  seattle  taxes-incentives  urban-planning  government-policy  Metros  corporate-headquarters 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Booming cities' unintended consequences: Homelessness and congestion - McKinsey & Company
Commercial vehicles and online deliveries make city traffic worse and carry significant economic costs that demand creative solutions.
urban-planning  urban-revitalization  infrastructure  this-week-424  Around-the-web 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Detroit Was Crumbling. Here’s How It’s Reviving. - The New York Times
Last week, we visited the city to find further signs of recovery as Detroit moves out from under budgetary oversight.
this-week-423  Around-the-web  Metros  urban-revitalization  detroit  urban-planning  residential-market 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Smart Cities Need Smarter Citizens: Millennials Should Take The Lead Now - Forbes
Over $14.85 billion have been spent on smart city initiatives in 2015. By 2020, the figure is expected to double and reach $34.45 billion.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  millennials  smart-cities  cities  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
A smarter smart city - MIT Technology Review
Torontonians describe the site as blighted, underutilized, and contaminated. Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to transform it into one of the world’s most innovative city neighborhoods. It will, in the company’s vision, be a place where driverless shuttle buses replace private cars; traffic lights track the flow of pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles; robots transport mail and garbage via underground tunnels; and modular buildings can be expanded to accommodate growing companies and families.
toronto  smart-cities  ICT  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-413  urban-planning  Metros  urban-revitalization 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
The Direct-to-Consumer Model of Montreal's Lufa Farms - CityLab
A rooftop-farming venture in Montreal has found success with a model that’s part CSA, part Amazon Prime.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
The Sharing Economy's Love-Hate Relationship With Cities - CityLab
Most municipalities have abandoned their efforts to resist the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world. But there’s a lot both sides can do to heal the rift.
this-week-412  cities  Metros  transportation  sharting-economy  uber  economic-development  quality-of-life  urban-planning 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Here’s what happens when inclusion is factored into Amazon’s list of 20 HQ2 city finalists - Brookings
Bezos has an opportunity to provide a vision for an America that citizens and residents desperately need in this moment of political unrest, racial division, and global discord.
Metros  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  amazon  corporate-headquarters  Around-the-web  this-week-410 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Deloitte urban mobility index for cities - Deloitte Insights
​What does smart urban mobility look like, city-by-city? How are global cities faring so far? Learn the steps that cities can take to realize the future of mobility in the coming decades.
Metros  urban-planning  this-week-410  Around-the-web 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
The Complex Interplay of Cities, Corporations and Climate - Brookings
Pittsburgh shows the power of networks, where both strategic planning and project governance are steered by coalitions of public, private, and civic entities, with an outsize role for private philanthropy.
Metros  public-private-partnerships  green-economy  Around-the-web  urban-planning  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Denver's first driverless shuttle gets public debut as it preps for a 2018 launch - The Denver Post
The autonomous shuttle is part of partnership between RTD, CDOT and Panasonic to help solve the region’s “last mile” commuting issues.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  denver  colorado  mountain-states  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  cities  autonomous-vehicles  technology 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
McDonald's U.S. president says downtown headquarters will create 'different level of energy' - Chicago Tribune
Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s U.S. president, is hitting the gas as the global fast-food chain works to modernize its U.S. restaurants and woo back customers who have drifted off.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  food-industry  urban-planning  cities 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Williamsburg’s Industrial Businesses Are Fleeing - Village Voice
While City Hall works on a plan to preserve manufacturing in East Williamsburg, the gentrification buzzsaw is already taking its toll
urban-planning  new-york-city  Metros  industrial-real-estate  food-processing  industrial-park  Around-the-web  this-week-405 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
What Cities Should Actually Do To Support Local Startups - CityLab
Cities are right to pour their energy into home-grown businesses. But they should think twice before becoming those businesses’ first customers or investors.
this-week-405  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  tech  high-tech  technology  amazon  cities  economic-development  urban-planning  tech-forum 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Experimental City: The Sci-Fi Utopia That Never Was - CityLab
With solar energy, recycling, computers, and personal mass transit, the 1960s-era Minnesota Experimental City was a prescient and hopeful vision of the urban future. A new documentary tells its story.
this-week-401  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Beware of the Tech ‘Company Town’ Revival - Talent Economy
Companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Amazon are going to great lengths to co-locate their workers in centralized locations, even going as far as building houses and mixed-used developments where they can live and spend time outside of work. Is this a good thing?
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  economic-development  site-selection  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  cities  workplace-trends 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
What Urban Anchors Like Amazon and Google Owe Their Cities - CityLab
Corporations like Google and Amazon reap the spoils of winner-take-all urbanism. Here’s how they can also bear greater responsibility.
amazon  Google  tech  high-tech  technology  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  cities  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  Around-the-web  this-week-397 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Gets a Public Reminder to Save the Garment Center From Designers and Supporters – WWD
Manufacturing accounts for roughly 1 million square feet in the Garment District, and as indicated in the letter sent to de Blasio Saturday, the proposed industrial space in Sunset Park only represents a fraction of that.
textiles-clothing-industries  fashion-district  new-york-city  urban-planning  Metros  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-397 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Save New York City’s Fashion Factories - The New York Times
Manufacturing in New York City’s garment district is in jeopardy of unraveling at its seams. The city’s Economic Development Corporation may soon begin the certification process to lift the zoning laws that have protected fashion and apparel businesses in these few blocks in Midtown Manhattan for decades.
industry-clusters  textiles-clothing-industries  new-york-city  urban-planning  Metros  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
29 Ideas to Activate Empty Spaces in Your Community -
You have plenty of options at your disposal when thinking about how to activate the empty spaces in your community.
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  economic-development  real-estate 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
How Tampa Turned a Dead Zone Into a Downtown - POLITICO Magazine
Tampa once competed for call centers; now it seeks to leverage assets like MacDill Air Force Base and the University of South Florida to pursue firms in defense, tech, life sciences, health care and banking services.
government-policy  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  tampa  Metros  Florida  Around-the-web  this-week-391 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Here's how your city can become the next Austin, Texas - TheHill
A symptom of success, cities like Austin are straining under rapid population growth. Improving physical infrastructure improves economic growth.
Metros  economic-development-news  urban-revitalization  Austin  texas  government-policy  infrastructure  urban-planning  Around-the-web  opinion 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Pittsburgh’s Transformation Is a Model for Clean Energy Innovation - HBR
nstead of suffering from the Paris accord, Pittsburgh and its corporate partners stand to profit as pioneers of a clean and green energy future. As Bill Peduto, mayor of Pittsburgh, said after the announcement, the city has already done what the Paris agreement calls for. What Pittsburgh is doing has implications, not just for policy, but also for business strategy and the future of public-private collaboration.
green-economy  pittsburgh  urban-planning  sustainable-development  Metros  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-389-top 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
U.S. cities gear up for renewable power - JLL Real Views
n May a group of U.S. mayors announced a Mayors for 100 percent Clean Energy initiative that encourages other cities to shift to sustainable energy sources. It builds on the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign, which aims to achieve 100 percent renewable energy nationwide by 2050.
sustainable-development  green-economy  urban-planning  Metros  energy  Around-the-web  this-week-389 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
City of Orlando advances new ‘Smart ORL’ initiative, aims to become prototype city for smart cities technologies - Brookings Institution
All across the country, cities are looking to digital technologies to help manage growing urbanization and the risks associated with climate change. Successfully navigating these challenges will ensure that cities maintain their competitiveness and continue to represent great places to live, work, learn, and play.
urban-planning  Metros  orlando  Florida  government-policy  innovation-hubs  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-386 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Beyond carbon-neutral: What 'net positive' means for real estate - JLL Real Views
As fast-growing cities exert greater environmental impact than ever, truly sustainable urban development depends on companies that do more than erase their carbon footprint.
green-facilities  facility-planning  sustainable-development  green-economy  Metros  urban-planning  Around-the-web  this-week-386-top 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
The reality of main street - Brookings Institution
Yet far from a myth, some main streets are thriving. These communities leverage the density of older and historic buildings, educational institutions and community and cultural facilities in their town centers to attract investment and bring renewed vitality to once hollowed-out downtowns.
rural-economic-development  main-street  Around-the-web  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Inside the Imagine Project - Chicago Inno
Every city wants to be a “Smart City,” an urban environment that uses software and the Internet of Things to manage its assets, improving the efficiency of its services and the lives of its inhabitants through technology.
this-week-382  Matt  Around-the-web  chicago  midwest  illinois  smart-cities  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
E-commerce 2.0: Last-mile Delivery and the Rise of the Urban Warehouse - NAIOP
Today’s industrial users are looking beyond rental rates to consider transportation and inventory carrying costs when making location decisions.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  warehouse-facility  warehousing  supply-chain  logistics  infrastructure  industrial-real-estate  ecommerce  retail  retail-industry 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
How Cities Can Survive Workforce Automation - StateTech Magazine
City governments can empower more skilled workforces and investments in IT to thrive in an atmosphere of rapidly evolving workplace robotics.
workforce-development  manufacturing-automation  urban-planning  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Making cities smarter: Better decision making with collective intelligence - Deloitte University Press
No city planner can match the expertise dispersed among citizens. Tapping into residents’ preferences and local knowledge can yield solutions that even the best planning can’t match. At the same time, citizens can make more effective decisions when cities fuel their collective intelligence with data.
smart-cities  internet-of-things  Metros  urban-planning  Around-the-web  this-week-375 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
How will autonomous vehicles change American cities? - JLL Real Views
Once viewed as something out of a science fiction movie, autonomous vehicles are now seen as inevitable – and North American cities are embracing the new technology.
autonomous-vehicles  automotive-industry  urban-planning  supply-chain  infrastructure  transportation  Around-the-web  this-week-371 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Atlanta's Plan to Create Its Own Times Square - CityLab
The city wants to spur foot traffic, business, and density through a new “bright lights district.” Urban lighting scholars point out some pitfalls.
Georgia  south-atlantic  Atlanta  urban-planning  Metros  this-week-371  Around-the-web 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
If Only One U.S. City Wins the Smart City Race, the Whole Nation Loses - Government Technology
Just as it would not make sense to only fund bridges and highways in one city in the United States, it makes no sense to limit investment in the sensors, systems and networks needed to build smart cities to a single location.
infrastructure  urban-planning  smart-cities  Around-the-web  government-policy  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
CIO Doug McCollough Talks about the impact of digital transformation on cities, residents and businesses - City of Dublin
n an interview with theCube at the Juniper Nxtwork 2016 Summit in Santa Clara, California, The City of Dublin’s CIO Doug McCollough said the impact of digital transformation results in a competitive advantage for citizens.
this-week-365  Around-the-web  transportation  urban-planning  public-private-partnerships  ohio  midwest  quality-of-life 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Adaptive Reuse and Infill Projects Change the Urban Landscape - Area Development
Although there are some challenges to adaptive reuse and infill projects, they can help to develop creative office space in historic, vibrant metro areas, while boosting ROI and environmental sustainability, and catering to the local community and talent pool.
area-development-features  Matt  urban-planning  real-estate  corporate-real-estate  manufacturing  warehouse-facility  office  Metros  sustainability 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Rust Belt Cities Gamble on Casino-Led Urban Development – Next City
Since the 1990s, casinos have increasingly sprouted up across the Rust Belt in former industrial hubs like St. Louis, Detroit and Cleveland.
casinos  this-week-364  Around-the-web  Matt  industrial-real-estate  rust-belt  midwest  urban-planning 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Front Line: “Smart Cities” Use Technology & Data to Improve Citizens’ Lives - Area Development
The DOT has awarded a grant to Columbus, Ohio, so that the city can employ numerous “smart mobility” technologies that will help improve citizens’ lives, with the added benefit of showcasing the city to the tech community.
area-development-features  Matt  transportation  technology  data  urban-planning  Metros  smart-cities 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Why the High Cost of Big-City Living Is Bad for Everyone - The New Yorker
The recent history of urban planning has to invite some humility in offering solutions. Cities that seem to have been resistant to the efforts of planners like Oppermann to shrink them may prove equally resistant to the ideas of future planners about how to expand them.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  housing  Metros  cities 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
The Town Center Regains Significance - The New York Times
Easton, Ohio has become one of the first sizable multiuse developments to spring from a Midwest greenfield, inspired by the same principles of accessible public spaces, proximity and human scale that distinguish American towns built before 1900.

“Before automobiles, this is how America was built,” said Christopher B. Leinberger, a developer and the chairman of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University.
urban-planning  greenfields  midwest  regional-reports  mixed-use-development  office  Around-the-web  this-week-360  ohio 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Self-Driving Vehicles, Robo-Taxis, and the Urban Mobility Revolution - bcg.perspectives
It promises to be the most far-reaching advance in mobility since the invention of the automobile itself, but its biggest impact won’t be felt on the highway. Cities are where self-driving vehicles (SDVs, which are also known as autonomous vehicles) are most likely to fundamentally change—for the better—how people live, work, and, of course, get around.
transportation  automotive-industry  infrastructure  logistics  urban-planning  Around-the-web  self-driving-vehicles  this-week-358 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
After East New York Zoning Change, City Pushes Nearby Job Growth - WSJ
An industrial tract in East New York is the linchpin of a plan by Mayor Bill de Blasio to bring more jobs and affordable housing to one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.
this-week-358  Around-the-web  Matt  new-york-city  new-york  mid-atlantic  manufacturing  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  jobs 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
The 10 Most Important Issues Facing Cities, According To Their Mayors - Co.Exist
In their State of the City addresses, U.S. mayors made it clear what their priorities are—from boosting the economy to keeping down the murder rate.
this-week-358  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  economic-development  workforce  Metros 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Group says food manufacturing hub would mean jobs and new life for historic district - Chicago Tribune
A proposal seeks to turn a century-old monument to Chicago's industrial past — three massive city-owned buildings near the old Chicago Union Stock Yards — into a bustling, modern food manufacturing hub.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  chicago  illinois  midwest  food-industry  food-processing  urban-revitalization  urban-planning 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Revitalizing America's Small and Medium-Sized Legacy Cities - Boston Fed
Many older industrial cities struggling to recover from long-term economic downturns, such as Detroit or Pittsburgh, have received attention from academics, practitioners, and the press for their decline and emerging recoveries. The trajectory of small and medium-sized legacy cities (SMLCs) like Ohio's Akron or Dayton (or, in New England, Springfield, Massachusetts, or New Haven, Connecticut) has received much less consideration.
urban-planning  urban-revitalization  Metros  economic-recovery  rust-belt  Around-the-web  this-week-356  economic-analysis 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Every City Wants To Be A Tech City - Forbes
Aside from the general machinations with which every city must deal—schools, utilities, crime, etc.—the single effort, the single desire that seems to unite modern cities is the idea that local prosperity and economic invigoration can be realized through nurturing a movement that lures and retains tech companies, engineers and founders.
Metros  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  tech  high-tech  technology  innovation  startup  entrepreneurship  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Is Making It Again in New York City - WSJ
It’s hard to imagine a less-hospitable environment for manufacturing than New York City. Space is tight, real estate expensive and the cost of living too high for most people on a factory worker’s wages.
Around-the-web  Matt  nyc  new-york  new-york-city  manufacturing  mid-atlantic  factories  urban-planning  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Ohio Cities Bring High-Tech Tools to the Fight Against Blight – Next City
Until recently, Detroit city officials didn’t even know how many vacant properties the city had, much less which ones they should earmark for teardown or rehabilitation.
Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  detroit  Michigan  midwest  ohio  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Can a wonky urban renewal competition help save the American city? - The Washington Post
The public-private effort reflects a surge of similar ambitions elsewhere. Cities across the country, with a nudge from Washington, are trying to remake themselves by taking an expansive view of the role of transportation in their civic lives.
urban-planning  urban-revitalization  Around-the-web  Matt  transportation 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Inner City Growth and Competition in the U.S. - CityLab
Two new studies explore the movement of businesses and people back to the city, but outside the central business district.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
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