I’m way late commenting on this story, since it ran in the April 1 Journal Gazette. But “State of State Boulevard” by Stacey Stumpf is an excellent read on the city’s plan to widen and straighten State Boulevard west of Clinton Street. It’s excellent because it clearly presents the city’s case for the construction and […]
It’s time to begin again. Thanks to friends saying this blog must be revived, The Good City is now back in business. We’re retooling the focus of the blog to concentrate on market-driven urbanism versus the more common centrally planned urbanism. But what’s market-driven urbanism? Here’s a definition from the Market Urbanism blog: Market Urbanism examines […]
Would our friends in Aboite or north of Dupont welcome such an idea as a general store in the neighborhood? (W)hat if every suburban subdivision had the equivalent of a local bodega? That’s the idea behind the Suburban General Store, which would provide a central place for residents to pick up sundry items as well […]
Japanese inventor thinks he has a better idea for gas and brake pedals.
More poor people are moving into the suburbs, which means more pedestrians in neighborhoods which were built with only cars in mind. This report examines the many obstacles to making multi-lane roads safer for pedestrians. What roads around Fort Wayne have similar problems? Update: Here’s my 2008 post on a dangerous crossing on North Clinton […]
We’re back! Well, by “we,” I mean “me,” Jon Swerens, proprietor of this place called The Good City. I’ve let this project lay fallow for far too long. So you can be on the lookout for some fresh stories and commentary very soon. In the meantime, you can befriend or like The Good City over […]
What can the rest of Indiana learn from Columbus? From an article in the Star Press of Muncie: The American Institute of Architects ranks Columbus as the sixth city in the nation for architectural innovation and design? (The ones listed 1-5 are: Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.) and this: What every […]
The mayor of Bloomington is proposing a ban on chain stores in downtown. Can such a ban save a downtown?
Starting today, The Good City is a part of The Streetsblog Network, which is The national blog network for sustainable transport, smart growth and livable streets. Articles from this blog are now being fed into a national blog network, along with perhaps hundreds of other local blogs around the country. I’m thankful for the potential […]
“Fort Wayne residents have once again expressed support for thoughtful design in downtown Fort Wayne through the downtown design survey earlier this fall. An internal team and an advisory group will use the survey’s information as they create a Downtown Design Manual by early next year.”