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    March

  • 03-01-10

    Replanning Small-City Downtowns

    Given the demographic and behavioral shifts, as well as the supply competition, expected to continue after the economic recovery, what steps should small cities take to boost their downtowns?

  • January

  • 01-01-10

    Cargo Containers as Commercial Space

    Reuse of cargo containers as building blocks in a small Seattle hybrid commercial building helps contain costs and speed construction.

  • 01-01-10

    Benefiting From Special Districts in Cities

    With U.S. cities increasingly strapped for cash, it comes as no surprise that community benefit districts (CBDs) are gaining in popularity. But will CBDs redefine America’s cities of the future? A growing number of property owners think so.

  • 01-01-10

    A Short History of CBDs/BIDs

    Community benefit districts (CBDs) were first developed in Maryland during the 1980s, but business improvement districts (BIDs) date back to the early 1970s in the Canadian city of Toronto.