A new UP study suggests that negative urban stereotypes continue to plague our urban perceptions
Our downtown revivals are fun… but let’s remember that there is more to our cities than good times and bright lights
In our first podcast, I introduce the topics of livability in our cities today
Lack of enforcement and maintenance begs the question… is Rochester’s bike infrastructure for real or for show?
One handles more traffic with fewer lanes, leading to a safer and more welcoming experience for those on foot
Parks and public spaces aren’t always an easy sell, unless we look at them the same way we view other “destinations”
Sometimes the fight becomes more important than the original idea.
Is your city’s revival coming to an end because your city just did something stupid? Nope, it’s just urban adolescence.
High speed rail would be great for New York, but a simpler, more cost effective solution is the right one.
When we prioritize entertainment complexes over livability, we send a clear and unfortunate message to our citizens
They might not chair a foundation, but they are the wave of palpable positivity in our urban fabric
Lagging attendance likely fueled by issues of demographics and the inability to see how downtown wealth doesn’t connect to an impoverished city
Amtrak might be slow, but it stops in the middle of over a half dozen urban centers in Upstate New York
Taking Genesee Street down to 2 lanes would create a strong foundation for growth
Three years ago today, I began the UP journey