They might not chair a foundation, but they are the wave of palpable positivity in our urban fabric
Even if you’re not a cyclist, this is almost comical
Just as important as the downtown hospital debate is the need to connect Utica’s growth centers
As our cities attempt to reconnect us to our waterways, the bridges that cross them can pose barriers to downtown growth.
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
Lack of transit, not high taxes, is likely to be the fateful blow to Rochester and CNY’s chances to land Amazon HQ2
Big city trends can be a window into a small city’s future
The best urban revivals pay respect to authentic local culture AND draw a curious crowd from afar.
In two and a half years of The Urban Phoenix, I’ve traveled across New York State more times than I
Mobile photography is changing the way residents and outsiders see our cities
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
Michael John Heagerty, a community leader in Syracuse, spends a few hours exploring Bagg’s Square in Utica.