Category: Planning

Revitalizing Historic Industrial Districts

A former foundry in Denver’s River North Art District is now home to restaurants, food vendors, a flower shop, and a brewery. By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD While much attention is being paid these days to revitalizing deteriorating downtowns and urban cores, another movement is also afoot: repurposing adjacent industrial districts. The renovation of these… Read More »

Investing in Asset Management: Seven Steps to Help You Strategize

By Thomas Tym From clean water to sanitary sewers to safe roads, elements of our infrastructure are key components in a life where our public health is protected and our desirable living environment is preserved. Problem is, many communities struggle to maintain their deteriorating and aging assets in the wake of limited resources and decreased… Read More »

Turning Back the Clock: Park Site Returning to Pre-industrial State

By Jacob Blue, PLA An ecological transformation is taking shape in South Beloit, Illinois. Known as Nature at the Confluence, the effort will transform an undeveloped vacant area at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River into a 34-acre park and preserve dedicated to connecting people of all ages and abilities with the… Read More »