Urban Design

RACE: The Indy travel experience: Is improvement in sight?

July 5, 2014
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
The city needs a strategy to transform into a destination visitors would recognize.
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RACE: Old shopping centers don’t have to be heat islandsRestricted Content

May 31, 2014
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
Here's how we can mitigate the damage being done by the city's acres of asphalt.
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RACE: Storefronts, sidewalks can make or break a retail nodeRestricted Content

May 3, 2014
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
A street's appeal and economic potential depends on good design principles.
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RACE: Midtown commercial nodes require vision, compromiseRestricted Content

March 1, 2014
Transit-oriented developments in older neighborhoods must include density and good design.
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RACE: Make it Mallory: East Washington as creative corridorRestricted Content

February 1, 2014
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
Old factory is one of many existing assets that can reverse fortunes of a struggling neighborhood.
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RACE: Updating Indianapolis' plan: vision, reality and the future

January 4, 2014
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
The city has an opportunity to replace its weak comprehensive plan with a robust strategy.
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RACE: Region should plan for 500,000 new neighbors

November 30, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
Expected population growth will work for us if we prepare and against us if we don't.
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RACE: Historic Maple Road has power to transform cityRestricted Content

November 2, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
Bus Rapid Transit could revive 38th Street and the neighborhoods that surround it.
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RACE: We have great streets, but we need more of themRestricted Content

October 5, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
Successful streets balance environmental, economic, community and transportation objectives.
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RACE: City, state planning must account for climate changeRestricted Content

August 31, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
There's a heavy cost associated with ignoring the environment as we envision our future.
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RACE: The public house and our changing citiesRestricted Content

August 3, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
The long-standing tradition for pubs and inns dates back to the Romans. Wales, England and Ireland have been perfecting the pub for centuries.
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RACE: It's our turn to build an industrial legacy neighborhoodRestricted Content

June 29, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
As the GM plant site is redeveloped, Indianapolis should learn from Cardiff's mistakes.
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RACE: From Cardiff to Indianapolis, livable cities are universalRestricted Content

June 1, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
The capital cities of Wales and Indiana have much in common and are designing for the future.
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RACE: Indianapolis needs standards for its Capitol DistrictRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
Our state capitol building is surrounded by utilitarian streets and inappropriate development.
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RACE: Zoning overhaul might not go far enoughRestricted Content

March 30, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
Indy Rezone won't change the city's timid approach to planning.
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RACE: It's time to rediscover Kessler's park and boulevard systemRestricted Content

March 2, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
George Kessler’s 1908 vision was the foundation for Indianapolis’ neighborhood building and metropolitan-park planning. The nearly 3,500-acre Kessler legacy is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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RACE: Our streetcar legacy is high-value neighborhoodsRestricted Content

February 2, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
As late as 1950, Indianapolis’ city limits were served by a system of streetcars and buses that resulted in compact and socially active neighborhoods.
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RACE: Here's how we can design our way to prosperity by 2040Restricted Content

January 5, 2013
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
If we do not think about whom we are designing the Indianapolis region for, we will, by default, turn design decisions over to speculators and partisans.
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RACE: We're turning our back on the city's design DNARestricted Content

December 1, 2012
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
Some large projects are in the works for Massachusetts and Indiana avenues. These projects are important. They can reconnect the fabric of downtown neighborhoods and commercial areas while adding economic and cultural vitality.
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RACE: Making downtown walkable shouldn't be afterthoughtRestricted Content

November 3, 2012
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
For me, the coolest cities have downtown streets that are economically vibrant, social, safe and comfortable. By any measure, we fall short.
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RACE: Is CityWay a mixed-use project or urban neighborhood?Restricted Content

September 29, 2012
Bruce Race / Special to IBJ
CityWay’s design does a lot of things well. Its site plan is woven into the Indy grid, providing active street edges.
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  1. If what you stated is true, then this article is entirely inaccurate. "State sells bonds" is same as "State borrows money". Supposedly the company will "pay for them". But since we are paying the company, we are still paying for this road with borrowed money, even though the state has $2 billion in the bank.

  2. Andrew hit the nail on the head. AMTRAK provides terrible service and that is why the state has found a contractor to improve the service. More trips, on-time performance, better times, cleanliness and adequate or better restrooms. WI-FI and food service will also be provided. Transit from outlying areas will also be provided. I wouldn't take it the way it is but with the above services and marketing of the service,ridership will improve and more folks will explore Indy and may even want to move here.

  3. They could take the property using eminent domain and save money by not paying the church or building a soccer field and a new driveway. Ctrwd has monthly meetings open to all customers of the district. The meetings are listed and if the customers really cared that much they would show. Ctrwd works hard in every way they can to make sure the customer is put first. Overflows damage the surrounding environment and cost a lot of money every year. There have been many upgrades done through the years to help not send flow to Carmel. Even with the upgrades ctrwd cannot always keep up. I understand how a storage tank could be an eye sore, but has anyone thought to look at other lift stations or storage tanks. Most lift stations are right in the middle of neighborhoods. Some close to schools and soccer fields, and some right in back yards, or at least next to a back yard. We all have to work together to come up with a proper solution. The proposed solution by ctrwd is the best one offered so far.

  4. Fox has comments from several people that seem to have some inside information. I would refer to their website. Changed my whole opionion of this story.

  5. This place is great! I'm piggy backing and saying the Cobb salad is great. But the ribs are awesome. $6.49 for ribs and 2 sides?! They're delicious. If you work downtown, head over there.

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