Urban Revitalization

American Acropolis: The End of an Era in Detroit

Award-winning photographer Camilo Vergara recounts his memories of Detroit, a city that "has lost so much of the mystery and strangeness of its ruins" as to be almost unrecognizable.

Award-winning photographer Camilo Vergara recounts his memories of Detroit, a city that “has lost so much of the mystery and strangeness of its ruins” as to be almost unrecognizable.

La Kretz Innovation Campus Showcases LA’s Leadership in Green

The campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is one of several major public investments redefining the identity of Los Angeles as a clean tech leader and sustainable urban center.

The campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is one of several major public investments redefining the identity of Los Angeles as a clean tech leader and sustainable urban center.

Five Urban Projects Transforming America: The Rudy Bruner Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence include an urban infill project for homeless women and children, a steel plant-turned-cultural center, and Chicago's much-lauded Riverwalk park.

The finalists for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence include an urban infill project for homeless women and children, a steel plant-turned-cultural center, and Chicago’s much-lauded Riverwalk park.

In Atlanta, Transforming a Freeway Into a Cultural Greenway

The Atlanta Connector Transformation Project suggests how, through landscape design, lighting, and art, a freeway can be integrated into a larger community.

  Midtown section of the plan with building labels Freeways have sliced through the hearts of many communities, creating derelict wastelands that destroy neighborhoods and sever connections. Our cities have buried, covered, or dismantled the massive structures required for high-speed automobile infrastructure. With our virtual vacuum of public finance for such projects going forward, we need to ask: What’s the…