Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ten Principles for Urban Regeneration: Making Shanghai a Better City

Case study: Reinvent PHX In the twentieth century, Phoenix developed into a car-oriented, sprawling city, as many American cities did. To meet the aspirations of twenty first-century city dwellers, Phoenix decided it needed to be more pedestrian focused. In 2008 it opened a 32-kilometer (20-mile) light-rail system, which soon exceeded expectations for ridership. Yet the city recognized that public transportation alone could not regenerate its communities. The result is Reinvent PHX, “a collaborative partnership between the City of Phoenix, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Arizona State University, … Read More

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