“Manhattan’s shuttered storefronts tell a larger American story: Only Amazon-proof businesses can now survive in brick and mortar.”
Challenges are coming from every direction for cities in 2019. Affordable housing and homelessness are most pressing issues while tech, Big Tech, retail and marijuana continue to evolve.
Downtowns and suburbs have received attention from urban planners for decades; now America’s middle neighborhoods are seeing attention lauded on them for their great potential and their strength as a major urban player.
“The city of San Francisco became the largest city to end minimum parking requirements through the city earlier this month.”