The heartbeat of Utica’s revitalization lies with an ambitious group of young people
Utica’s newest downtown culinary Mecca was exactly what I needed in a difficult time
Small cities make great day trips. Less ground to cover, less stress to “see it all.”
While a proposal to shut down a small street in Utica was denied, the support for the closure shows a shift in American priorities
Criminal activity is almost always higher in urban communities. But a few terrible people are not representative of the people that are trying to make our cities better places every day
I rode a folding bike from Syracuse to Utica, and it was pretty amazing.
Downtown Utica has a lot of parking lots. Here’s something it doesn’t have a lot of…
My interview on The Uticast with Sam Famolaro. One of the best interviews I’ve ever had!
Small cities give us the flexibility we’re hungry for
Photos from my February ’19 trip to Utica
Making a difference begins with believing we can do it
Health, locally sourced options for an emerging neighborhood and a growing downtown
They keep us healthy, they employ our citizens, but don’t expect them to activate our cities
A container park in Utica turns an empty lot into a neighborhood activator
The best ideas for our cities often turn out to be watered down, manufactured, militant and misguided executions of New Urbanistic concepts