areadevelopment + urban-revitalization   103

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 
9 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 
16 days ago by areadevelopment
Mid-Sized Urban Markets Compare Well with Mega-Cities - Area Development
With their economic vitality and lower cost of doing business compared to their mega-city counterparts, growing mid-sized urban markets are succeeding in retaining and attracting high-wage jobs.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  Metros  cities  urban-revitalization 
19 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 
24 days 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 
6 weeks ago 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
Grimy, Glorious, Gone. The Divergent Paths of 7 Train Stations - The New York Times
The middle of the country has a tortured romance with its train stations, often grandiose structures that shaped local history but stopped serving a purpose. The announcement this summer that Detroit’s crumbling train terminal — among the best-known symbols of that city’s decline — would be turned into futuristic offices brought new attention to the problem of what to do with aging depots.
rail  midwest  urban-revitalization  adaptive-re-use  Around-the-web  this-week-437  detroit  Cincinnati  ohio  kansas-city  joplin  missouri  arkansas 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
The flourishing Midwest - Nice change - The Economist
The Midwest is not monolithic but rather a tale of at least two rustbelts, says John Austin of the Michigan Economic Centre, a think-tank. Bigger old industrial cities such as Minneapolis, which used to live off flour-milling, Pittsburgh, which made steel for the whole country, and Indianapolis, once home to dozens of carmakers, have turned a corner.
midwest  regional-reports  Metros  urban-revitalization  indianapolis  minneapolis  pittsburgh  Around-the-web  this-week-436 
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
Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Movement -
As a spirt, bourbon is heavily associated with the state of Kentucky. But while major spirits firm Brown-Forman is located in Louisville, traditionally bourbon was distilled in rural – and ironically, dry – counties like, say, Bourbon County.

But Louisville has managed to stake out a position for itself as the basecamp for Kentucky’s bourbon trail. Also, there’s been a major move of distillers into the city. There are micro-distilleries everywhere these days, but what distinguishes Louisville here is the big money that’s been poured into in-city facilities.
industry-clusters  liquor-spirits-industry  regional-reports  kentucky  louisville  urban-revitalization  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
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
To succeed, older industrial cities must overcome their stark color lines - Brookings
Perhaps nowhere is the persistence of those disparities as evident as in America’s older industrial communities (OICs), many of which have begun to stabilize and grow again. Absent concerted efforts to close those disparities, their precarious renewal may be short-lived.
this-week-424  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  industrial-sector  industrial-real-estate  urban-revitalization  economic-development 
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
“Maker Spaces” for Local Crafts Producers Add Vitality to Cities - Urban Land Magazine
Creating functional spaces for makers requires “patient capital” and landlords willing to see maker space development as a “long-term play,” said Abir Ali, director of design and culture at the Platform, a Detroit-based real estate developer who is also a principal at Ali Sandifer, a handcrafted furniture maker.
urban-revitalization  maker-spaces  collabarative-workspace  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
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
Americans Aren't Letting Go of Their Craft Beer, Wine and Whisky - Bloomberg
Americans are finding job fulfillment in the craft-booze industry, which continues its upward growth trajectory unabated.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  brewery  brewing  beverage-industry  millennials  cities  urban-revitalization 
march 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
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
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
5 Lessons Seattle Can Teach Other Cities About Amazon - The New York Times
For Seattle, Amazon has become far more than a big employer and taxpayer. It reshaped how the city sees itself and, in turn, is seen by the world. It created a vast, gleaming new campus in a once derelict corner of the city, but also raised deep concerns about housing costs, traffic congestion and potential over-dependence on one corporation.
amazon  Metros  urban-revitalization  corporate-headquarters  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
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
Five reasons why “downtown universities” matter for economic growth - Brookings
The value of the nation’s higher education system is usually expressed as just that—education. But while the educational mission of America’s colleges and universities is critical, often missed or neglected by local and national policymakers is the value of these institutions to economic growth.
this-week-400  Around-the-web  Matt  education  university-economic-development  cities  urban-revitalization  economic-development 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Three Lessons From the Rust Belt on Growing a Healthy City – Next City
Smaller “legacy cities” represent both promise and peril. They are places of innovation, grit, and civic spirit — beacons for immigrants seeking a better life. But they are grappling with some of the biggest challenges facing the country at large, from lost productivity to deepening inequality.
Metros  urban-revitalization  Around-the-web  this-week-399 
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
EP 34: Beer, Economic Development, and Civic Advice - SoundCloud
"Beer is the beverage of community," says Sean Lilly Wilson, a brewer who played a role in changes that brought exponential growth in the number of breweries in his state, with happy extras for their surroundings.
this-week-397  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  beer  brewery  brewing  jobs  beverage-industry  warehouse-facility  downtowns  urban-revitalization 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Many Millennials Prefer The Suburbs. Here’s Why - Bisnow
Millennials' affinity for cities seems undeniable, as the increasingly car-less contingent relies on the accessibility and conveniences that urban environments offer.
this-week-397  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-revitalization  cities  millennials  workforce  quality-of-life 
september 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
Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover - The New York Times
In a 2014 article in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mayor Bill Peduto compared Carnegie Mellon, along with the University of Pittsburgh, to the iron ore factories that made this city an industrial power in the 19th century. The schools are the local resource “churning out that talent” from which the city is fueled.
pittsburgh  metros  urban-revitalization  education  skilled-labor  inward-migration  millennials  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
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
The Founder of Under Armour's Master Plan to Bring Manufacturing Back to America's Cities -
Kevin Plank made a fortune from manufacturing. Now he wants to seed his adopted hometown of Baltimore with manufacturers, replacing urban blight with a city of makers.
this-week-384  Around-the-web  Matt  maryland  mid-atlantic  baltimore  manufacturing  urban-revitalization  jobs  economic-development  cities 
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
Young Talent Drives Office Users to New Downtowns - National Real Estate Investor
The biggest shift during the current real estate cycle has been the movement of companies back into cities to access new talent, Georgules adds, since young professionals today prefer a city lifestyle.
office-market  corporate-headquarters  urban-revitalization  Metros  millennials  Around-the-web  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
Should “Urbanization” Drive the Location Decision? - Area Development
Companies have been following the millennial talent pipeline to the urban locales this population cohort prefers, but as this group ages their lifestyle preferences — and your company’s location choices — may change.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  office  labor  millennials  urban-revitalization  site-selection  urbanization 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Location Strategies in the War for Millennial Talent - Area Development
When it comes to attracting tech-savvy millennials, companies are giving a fresh look to metro areas and downtowns that will give them a competitive edge.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  skilled-labor  tech  high-tech  technology  millennials  Metros  cities  quality-of-life  urban-revitalization 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Decline In U.S. Manufacturing Hits African-Americans Hardest - NPR
Scott Paul and Gerald Taylor of the Alliance for American Manufacturing discuss a report on how manufacturing decline in the U.S. has left many African-American communities spiraling toward poverty.
u.s.-manufacturing  urban-revitalization  Metros  demographics  offshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-370 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Small Factories Emerge as a Weapon in the Fight Against Poverty - The New York Times
But his success is also because of the unlikely survival of Marlin Steel, a rare breed: the urban industrial manufacturer.
urban-revitalization  micro-factories  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-369  baltimore  maryland 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Where People Will Want to Be: “Surban” Communities - Urban Land Magazine
Despite the continued revival of urban downtowns, the suburbs will draw at least 80 percent of the coming wave of new households as younger families seek urban amenities combined with more kid-friendly housing and good schools typically associated with the suburbs, says the report, prepared for ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing by John Burns Real Estate Consulting (which coined the term surban).
suburbs  urban-revitalization  workforce-migration  Around-the-web  this-week-367  millennials 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
The Reasons Corporate Headquarters are Heading Back Downtown - Area Development
In order to lure tech-savvy millennials, many companies that years ago moved out to the suburbs are heading back to the urban downtowns that offer the lifestyle this generation of employees desires. And the trend isn't confined to just North America’s biggest cities.
Matt  area-development-features  corporate-headquarters  headquarters  urban-revitalization  Metros  millennials  workforce  tech  high-tech  technology 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Pockets of makers still thrive in N.J.'s Capital City - Editorial |
Trenton's industrial decline began in the 1920s and accelerated in the 1960s and 1970s. But although government long ago surpassed manufacturing as the city's No. 1 economic driver, pockets of manufacturing continue to thrive in the city against fierce odds.
new-jersey  trenton  urban-revitalization  Metros  small-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-361  regional-reports 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Corporate America Is Leaving the Suburbs for the City - The New York Times
For decades, many of the nation’s biggest companies staked their futures far from the fraying downtowns of aging East Coast and Midwestern cities. One after another, they decamped for sprawling campuses in the suburbs and exurbs.

Now, corporate America is moving in the other direction.

In June, McDonald’s joined a long list of companies that are returning to downtown Chicago from suburbs like Oak Brook, Northfield and Schaumburg.
corporate-headquarters  corporate-real-estate  Metros  urban-revitalization  suburbs  Around-the-web  this-week-360  Boston  Chicago 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Making It Here: The Future of Manufacturing in New York City - Center for an Urban Future
A new wave of modern manufacturing companies are adding jobs across New York City, breathing new life into a sector that had been left for dead.
this-week-360  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  new-york-city  new-york  mid-atlantic  jobs  urban-revitalization 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Millennials Bring New Life to Some Rust Belt Cities - STATELINE - The Pew Charitable Trusts
BALTIMORE — Educated millennials are transforming some neighborhoods in several Rust Belt cities like this one, where old flour and textile mills are being converted to apartments and faded industrial districts have become thriving enclaves with colorful street life.
demographics  baltimore  Metros  urban-revitalization  rust-belt  Around-the-web  this-week-359  adaptive-re-use  sfp-insider-5-24-2018 
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
Can the Internet of Things help renew Rust Belt cities? - Brookings Institution
Gov. Gina Raimondo and others in Rhode Island are over the moon about last week's announcement that GE Digital is adding 100 jobs in Rhode Island—and rightly so.
internet-of-things  rhode-island  general-electric  urban-revitalization  rust-belt  Around-the-web  smart-cities  this-week-355 
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
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
From Rust Belt to Brain Belt - IndustryWeek
A new book looks at how cities like Akron and Albany have built on their historic manufacturing strengths to be successful in the modern era. 
rust-belt  urban-revitalization  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Affordable cities for new grads to start careers - Business Insider
There are plenty of other options that are more affordable without sacrificing opportunity. In fact, "18-hour cities" — cities that offer a similar lifestyle to a major city like New York but don't run on a 24/7 basis or have the same high costs — are emerging as hot spots.
Around-the-web  Matt  Metros  millennials  workforce  jobs  urban-revitalization 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Remaking Goose Island, One of Chicago's Great Industrial Hubs - Curbed Chicago
After years of neglect, many of Chicago's industrial corridors are making big comebacks. Areas like Fulton Market and River North have blossomed over the last 15 years, transforming from skid rows into some of the most popular spots for city dwellers and the businesses they work at. However, as these two areas reach critical mass, attention is moving up the Chicago River's North Branch to places like Goose Island.
urban-revitalization  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  office-market  Around-the-web  this-week-352  chicago  regional-reports 
may 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
Why Companies Are Returning to Big Cities - WSJ
As exemplified by GE’s decision to relocate to Boston, both mature businesses and startups are migrating to cities – reversing a pattern that began in the 1960s of businesses moving to the suburbs.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  new-england  Massachusetts  urban-revitalization  GE  general-electric 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation - WSJ
In an era of urbanization, Singapore, Houston and Medellín, Colombia, are among those redefining what cities can be
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-revitalization  innovation  urban-planning 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
From rustbelts to the ‘smartest places on Earth’ - Brookings Institution
Many older industrial cities have the potential to become hotbeds of innovation and advanced manufacturing over the coming decades. Places like Akron, Ohio and Albany, N.Y. contain deep industry expertise, world-class research institutions, a spirit of collaboration across disciplines and sectors, and a sense of urgency—the kind that can only come from having hit rock bottom in decades past.
rust-belt  urban-revitalization  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-349 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Five Steps to Creating High-Performance Communities - ideas + buildings
As more and more people choose to live in urban environments, we need to work hard to guide the retrofit and design of our cities to create high-performing places.
urban-planning  urban-revitalization  workforce-mobility  business+place  Around-the-web  this-week-349 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Austin plans to build the [re]Manufacturing Hub at former landfill - Austin American-Statesman
Austin Resource Recovery, the city’s trash and recycling department, is working to make that happen by developing the [re]Manufacturing Hub at the site of the city landfill off FM 812, which no longer accepts materials. The city’s plan for those 95 acres is to house about a dozen businesses, all involved in the work or research of making recyclables into goods. Those companies would lease land from the city at or below market rate and build their own facilities.
Austin  texas  urban-revitalization  industry-clusters  public-private-partnerships  green-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-343 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Reinventing Des Moines - Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
Fairly or unfairly, Des Moines has a solid reputation as one of the nation's least interesting cities. But unbeknownst to the rest of us, this quiet working town might become the Midwest's answer to Austin, Texas.
Metros  urban-revitalization  iowa  des-moines  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Corporate HQ and the Magnetic Pull of Cities - strategy+business
Simply put, the narratives that made it logical for GE to be in a Connecticut suburb within striking distance of New York while avoiding a location smack in the downtown district of a big city have all reversed in the past two decades.
suburbs  corporate-headquarters  corporate-tax  connecticut  Around-the-web  site-selection-factors  this-week-338  GE  urban-revitalization  metros 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
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