The heartbeat of Utica’s revitalization lies with an ambitious group of young people
A comprehensive look at the elements that have shaped our cities over the last 100 years… in a single blog post.
Utica’s newest downtown culinary Mecca was exactly what I needed in a difficult time
A quick walk around Downtown Syracuse with mover and shaker Michael John Heagerty restored my faith that our cities can continue to thrive
An after work trip to a different city can be the perfect micro-getaway
Small cities make great day trips. Less ground to cover, less stress to “see it all.”
When I was twelve, I had a paper route. Little did I know the lessons I learned doing my first “job” would show me the lessons of density versus sprawl at a very early age
An encounter on the road shows just how disconnected drivers are from the idea of sharing the road…
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of our right of ways. So why do they not receive the prioritization they deserve?
Widening a sidewalk and calling it a trail CAN work… but it needs other pedestrian and cycling-focused amenities to maximize its potential
A retail stretch along Route 15 in Pennsylvania is, quite literally, only accessible by car
A fight for center city green space comes to fruition in downtown Rochester
Wide, multi-lane roads that marginalize pedestrians don’t just encourage speed, they justify it
It’s the simple things that will help public transportation most
Suburban sprawl, car culture, growing home sizes and shrinking families have changed our sense of community. The smartphone is the symptom, not the cause, of social erosion.