Urban Design

RACE: Prioritize place-making, and college grads will stayRestricted Content

August 2, 2014
Indiana is producing plenty of college graduates, but they don't stick around long.
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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. I think the poster was being sarcastic and only posting or making fun of what is usually posted on here about anything being built in BR or d'town for that matter.

  2. Great news IRL fans: TURBO the IMS sanctioned movie about slugs running the Indy 500 has caught the Securities and Exchange Commission because Dreamworks had to take a $132MILLION write down...because the movie was such a flop. See, the Indy/IMS magic soiled another pair of drawers. Bwahahahahahaha! How's CARTOWN doing? HAHAHAHA...Indy is for losers.

  3. So disappointed in WIBC. This is the last straw to lose a good local morning program. I used to be able to rely on WIBC to give me good local information, news, weather and traffic on my 45 minute commute.Two incidents when I needed local, accurate information regarding severe weather were the first signs I could not now rely on WIBC. I work weekend 12 hour nights for a downtown hospital. This past winter when we had the worst snowfall in my 50 years of life, I came home on a Sunday morning, went to sleep (because I was to go back in Sunday night for another 12 hour shift), and woke up around 1 p.m. to a house with no electricity. I keep an old battery powered radio around and turned on WIBC to see what was going on with the winter storm and the roads and the power outage. Sigh. Only policital stuff. Not even a break in to update on the winter storm warning. The second weather incident occurred when I was driving home during a severe thunderstorm a few months ago. I had already gotten a call from my husband that a tornado warning was just southwest of where I had been. I turned to WIBC to find out what direction the storm was headed so I could figure out a route home, only to find Rush on the air, and again, no breaking away from this stupidity to give me information. Thank God for my phone, which gave me the warning that I was driving in an area where a tornado was seen. Thanks for nothing WIBC. Good luck to you, Steve! We need more of you and not the politics of hatred that WIBC wants to shove at us. Good thing I have Satellite radio.

  4. I read the retail roundup article and tried Burritos and Beers tonight. I'm glad I did, for the food was great. Fresh authentic Mexican food. Great seasoning on the carne asada. A must try!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

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