More on Remaking Commercial Corridors

Source: woolpert.com I received some really good feedback on yesterday’s piece on suburban commercial corridors.  There were good critiques on Twitter and in the comments section to the article.  I wanted to take a stab at addressing some of them, right here. Remaking suburban commercial corridors can’t happen in all the places that need it.  This sentiment […]

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The First Step of the Suburban Retrofit — Remaking Commercial Corridors

This development pattern could be on its last legs.  Source: geothetics.com At some point, our nation’s ever-shifting demographics will force our typical suburban communities to adapt if they are to survive.  Instead of upzoning to allow more units in current residential areas — one of the last things I think most suburbs will do — […]

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The "Five Midwests" Series, Part 3: The Lower Lakes (aka "Rust Belt")

Scene from an outdoor car show in Flint, MI.  Source: northwood.edu Series to date:Part 1: OverviewPart 2: The North Woods  Let me first address the name I’ve given to this Midwest subregion, the Lower Lakes.  I’ve decided to be more geographically descriptive than the more widely used and accepted name of Rust Belt.  Why?  Because […]

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