Designing cities to prevent the traditional urban problems without placing blame
In two and a half years of The Urban Phoenix, I’ve traveled across New York State more times than I
A little slice of awesome
A commentary the sacrifices we make for a car-dominated infrastructure, and the reason we defend it with everything we have.
It’s no coincidence that the generational rise of students on college campuses correlates with an increased interest in urban living
A not-so-subtle open letter to a blogger who believes Utica’s refugee sanctuary status is ruining the fabric of the city
Closing the gap between residents who want a safe, vibrant downtown and businesses that are still unsure after decades of vacancy
Mobile photography is changing the way residents and outsiders see our cities
Like a child, cities experience similar developmental phases that lead them to a healthy, or unhealthy adulthood.
Cars are not the enemy of cyclists. The mindset that dismisses cycling as a lesser form of transit is.
With development beginning to take shape in Downtown Utica, serious pedestrian and cycling infrastructure concerns need to be addressed
Catering to new residents and small business owners rather than big ticket development and tourism creates stronger urban spaces
A Downtown Rochester Park gets an upgrade that favors simplicity, sustainability, and a more modern look and feel.
Michael John Heagerty, a community leader in Syracuse, spends a few hours exploring Bagg’s Square in Utica.
I haven’t driven in 3 months, and in that time, I’ve learned a lot about my city, about cars and about myself.