Using Tactical Preservation to Revive Neighborhoods outside Downtown Detroit

Vacant buildings are a potential ED catalyst for Detroit to harness. Resident’s are showing enthusiasm to use tactical urbanism in Detroit with a panel creating a forward thinking plan for vacancies that also educates and involves communities.

Does New York City really need the BQX?

Plans to build a Brooklyn Queens street-car continue to oscillate with the newest version estimated to run $2.7 billion. NYC EDC, operator of the NYC Ferry network, assert that the plan would be paid for by value capture funding, but despite the funding issue many people weigh in with praise and with objection.

Amazon second headquarters search has become a cultural meme, a year after it began

The anniversary of the announcement of a second headquarter search has come and gone; the search has narrowed to 20 finalists with a prize so big it could cause a seismic shift in their economy. Memes have bubbled up in media in anticipation of the final decision.

A proposed Amazon second headquarters campus for Newark, New Jersey by Fifth Avenue North and Heller Manus Architects. The buildings are meant to be exciting and entice Amazon to consider Newark.

Much to Do about (Vacant) Lots

Shrinking cities like Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Kansas City and St. Louis are trying to “tame hyper-vacancy” in lots and houses with sweat equity programs like Mow to Own or LandCare, or Detroit’s nonprofit Future City – beautifying neighborhoods and building communities.