The article below is the latest in a monthly column on urban design and planning in the Indianapolis Business Journal by RATIO Urban Designer and Associate Principal Tom Gallagher. While focused on examples specific to Indianapolis, many of the points Tom makes can be applied universally.
We have in Indianapolis some fabulously cool urban districts. Earlier this year, John Birdsall of Bon Appetit quipped that he found in Indy “something way cooler” than Brooklyn. Cushman & Wakefield’s recently released “Cool Streets” annual report on the hottest urban retail markets in North America gives us another reason to take notice of the vibe surging through the city. The trends described in the report indicate a phenomenon that, while not unique to our city, might bring out the best Indy has to offer.
After a decades-long shift away from traditional Main Streets, Americans are naturally gravitating back to urban retail. It turns out that... click here to read the full article on IBJ.com.