Category: Worcester

Reinventing the downtown streetscape: Part 2, the stimulating subsidies

6 May, 2011 (10:00) | Boston, Cities, Land use, Quincy, Speculation, Urbanization, Worcester |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post looked at the hopefully ambitious plans, described in a lightly credulous Boston Globe article, being mooted about by Massachusetts’s second-tier cities – Lowell, Worcester, Springfield, and even Quincy – to revitalize their graying downtowns.  The activity is being driven by government, which […]

Reinventing the downtown streetscape: Part 1, the socialized city

5 May, 2011 (10:00) | Boston, Cities, Land use, Quincy, Speculation, Urbanization, Worcester |

By: David A. Smith   In this century of cities, we have to reinvent what used to be known as the Central Business District (CBD) with the CRD, the Central Residential District, or even the CID, Central Integrated District – but this birth of a new urban infrastructure will be neither painless nor free, as […]