The next mayor should make planning an inclusive process.
Other cities offer models for extending planning across county lines.
One-size-fits-all solutions don’t work for urban neighborhoods.
Project to relocate jails and courts is a failure of urban design fundamentals.
The houses in our older neighborhoods can work to the city’s advantage; let’s not destroy them.
Inappropriate, suburban-style projects should be a thing of the past in downtown Indianapolis.
Indiana has branded itself as the Crossroads of America. We take pride in being an automotive and industrial state. You’d think we’d embrace the idea of rest stops that welcome visitors and celebrate the car culture.
The city needs a strategy to transform into a destination visitors would recognize.
Here’s how we can mitigate the damage being done by the city’s acres of asphalt.
A street’s appeal and economic potential depends on good design principles.
Public architecture represents a community’s confidence and aspirations. Public buildings are landmarks that welcome and connect us. They celebrate our arrival, become intersections for culture, symbolize our commitment to democracy and justice, and sometimes they heal us.
Old factory is one of many existing assets that can reverse fortunes of a struggling neighborhood.
The city has an opportunity to replace its weak comprehensive plan with a robust strategy.
Expected population growth will work for us if we prepare and against us if we don’t.
Bus Rapid Transit could revive 38th Street and the neighborhoods that surround it.
Successful streets balance environmental, economic, community and transportation objectives.
There’s a heavy cost associated with ignoring the environment as we envision our future.