City Infrastructure

What’s Next for Toledo Express Airport and Midsized Air Travel Hubs?

On Sept. 6, an Embraer ERJ145 jet departed Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport at 3:58 p.m. One hour and 17 minutes later, the...

A New Era for Chicago’s Bronzeville Neighborhood

If the walls of Chicago’s Michael Reese Hospital could talk, they’d beg for purpose: August 31st will mark the medical center’s 13th year of vacancy. This, obviously, was not the plan.

Apple Maps Expands Biking Directions Across Midwestern Cities

There are few facets of everyday life the pandemic has not changed. Social distancing measures will leave lasting impressions on the way we work...

Getting Back on Track: The Outlook for Amtrak in the Midwest

As gas prices soar, alternative means of transportation look increasingly appealing to Americans. One prominent option is passenger rail, an area largely dominated by Amtrak on a nationwide basis. This article looks at the current state of Amtrak operations in the Midwest as well as its future.

Nonprofit Urban Planning, One Neighborhood at a Time

Depopulation, urban blight and disinvestment have left many of Toledo, Ohio’s neighborhoods in a state of post-industrial decline. This narrative of neglect echoes across the Rust Belt and beyond, a story of neighborhoods seldom favored by architecture and urban planning firms for lack of funding, and plagued by oftentimes well-intended but segmented plans limited by existing resources.

While Surrounding Cities Shrink, Columbus is a Growing Midwest Metropolis

The 21st century hasn’t been kind to most Midwestern cities. Plagued by the aging infrastructure and rusted economies left behind in the post-industrial era,...

Re-envisioning East Toledo | 5. “The Plan Lives On” — Looking Ahead for East Toledo

When we hear about Toledo's history and its progress, it's often in reference to the west side. But our city's Main Street can only be found on the east side, and the riverfront communities of East Toledo have made significant contributions to Toledo's rich and diverse cultural and industrial past. With all the excitement around the Marina District (now a new Metropark), what are the residents' hopes and dreams there?

Re-envisioning East Toledo | 4. “And Generations to Come…” — Waite High School

When we hear about Toledo's history and its progress, it's often in reference to the west side. But our city's Main Street can only be found on the east side, and the riverfront communities of East Toledo have made significant contributions to Toledo's rich and diverse cultural and industrial past. With all the excitement around the Marina District (now a new Metropark), what are the residents' hopes and dreams there?

A Guide to the Midwest’s Bike Shares

Since the first – and short-lived – bike-share system was established in Amsterdam in 1965, hundreds of similar systems have launched around the world,...

Re-envisioning East Toledo | 3. “A Neighborhood for the American Dream” — East Toledo History

When we hear about Toledo's history and its progress, it's often in reference to the west side. But our city's Main Street can only be found on the east side, and the riverfront communities of East Toledo have made significant contributions to Toledo's rich and diverse cultural and industrial past. With all the excitement around the Marina District (now a new Metropark), what are the residents' hopes and dreams there?

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