How a Jazz Festival performance fueled a grassroots movement for green space in the center of downtown Rochester, New York
The Inner Loop Infill project in Rochester is starting to show how the repurposing of under-utilized expressway space can jump-start a city vibe
TikTok video of my trip to Schenectady
Rochester adds another piece to the network of connected public spaces along the mighty Genesee River
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of our right of ways. So why do they not receive the prioritization they deserve?
With the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, the infrastructure and history of American cities are rightfully being questioned more than ever. Can we still get excited about their future?
While a proposal to shut down a small street in Utica was denied, the support for the closure shows a shift in American priorities
Amsterdam New York feels like a blank canvas that may someday soon play host to a tremendous micro-urban tapestry
Lower middle class Americans must eventually accept that fluidity rather than permanence will be the key to weathering the coming financial storm
The Flower City used to be The Flour City… it’s time to reclaim our industrial past as the world’s largest producer of flour
High speed rail is a hot button topic yet again in Upstate New York. Here are the points most people don’t get about this divisive issue
I’ve learned a lot in half a decade of publishing The Urban Phoenix… here are five key things to take from our cities today
What Schenectady might look like through the eyes of impressionist painters
Rochester is the clear leader on the urban innovation curve in Upstate New York
A beautiful trail connects residential neighborhoods north of Buffalo to downtown