articles and posts

A collection of articles and blog posts related to alley development, planning, and activation.

2017 Soap Box, Cincinnati OH: Creating a Walkable City Means Restricting Urban Driving, Reviving Stairs and Alleys

2017 The Line, St Paul MN: Woonerfs, Rethinking a Public Realm for Cyclists, Pedestrians, and Cars

2017 News and Tribune, New Albany IN: Work Begins on Transforming New Albany Alley

2017 Seneca Success, OH: City Receives Funding for Alley Enhancement

2017 MAG The Weekly: San Francisco, The Murals of Balmy Alley

2017 Build SF: Linden Alley

2017 Leicester Courier, UK: Is this the End for Leicester’s Dingiest Alley? Council Reveals £1.5m Plan to Open Up City

2017 McCook Gazette, NE: Norris Alley on Track to be Downtown Centerpiece

2017 Loyola Phoenix, Chicago IL: Chicago Loop Alliance Activates Alleyway

2017 Urban Land Magazine: Many Uses, Linked by One Vibrant Alley; Denver CO

2017 The Chattanoogan, TN: Another Round of Alleyway Transformation Set for Chattanooga

2017 WWMT Kalamazoo, MI: Bates Alley Fundraising Effort Reaches $50,000 Goal and then some

2017 Charlevoix Courier, MI: Charlevoix to See Final Design for Alley Improvements

2017 The Gazette, IA: Pilot Project in Cedar Rapids Aims to Re-Imagine Alleys

2017 Hoodline, San Francisco CA: City Advances Plans To Revitalize Lower Polk’s Austin Alley

2017 Hoodline, San Francisco CA: 6 New Murals to be Unveiled in Lower Polk’s Hemock Alley

2017 Journal Sentinal, Oconomowac WI: Oconomowac Will use AARP Grant to Liven Downtown Alleyway

2017 The Sheboygan Press, WI: Transforming Sheboygan Public Spaces with Creativity

2017 Ink Free News, Warsaw IN: Warsaw Alley

2017 Oregon Business: Community Groups, Developers, Bring Alleys out of the Shadows

2017 CBC, CA: A Marraige of Art and Science in Hamilton’s Most Famous Alley

2017 Portland Monthly, OR: 4 Big Ideas Making Portland a Better City Right Now, featuring The Alleys of the Future

2017 CBC, CA: Edmonton – Metis Artist Destiny Swiderski Transforms Back Alley into an Award-Winning ‘Connector’

2017 CBC, CA: Vancouver to Revive Hogan’s Alley With Help of American Architect

2017 The Star, Malaysia – Back Lanes to the Fore in Penang

2017 Petosky News, MI: Community Begins Visioning Process for the Future of Charlevoix’s Alleys

2017 The Witchita Eagle, KS: Gallery Alley Adding Energy to Witchita’s Cultural Scene

2017 The Mercury News, CA: Palo Alto – Art Installations to Disrupt, Activate Dead Spaces Downtown

2017 Places for Everyone: Canada’s Pinnacle of Placemaking, Mole Hill

2017 Places for Everyone: Milwaukee’s Black Cat Alley

2016 CBC, CA: Toronto Explores Laneway Homes as a Solution to the Housing Crunch

2016 The Age, AU: Laneways Get Green Makeover in $1.3m Push for Growth areas in Melbourne’s CBD

2016 Seattle Times, WA: Woonerf? It Means Pedestrians, Bikers and SLU Developer win

2016 Next City: Vancouver is making vibrant public spaces out of back alleys

2016 Xplore Sydney, AU: Top 5 Hidden CBD Laneways

2016 Dallas Morning News, TX: City Hall Blog, Green Alleys

2016 Times Free Press, TN: Four downtown Chattanooga alleys transformed into works of art

2016 Hoodline: Hayes Valley Neighbors Take On The Challenge Of Activating ‘Living Alleys’

2016 Escape: 10 Hidden Alleyways To See in Tokyo

2015 Governing Magazine feature: Cities Give Alleys New Life

2015 880 Cities: The Doable Cities Reader Chapter 2: Hidden Assets PDF

2015 The Seattle Times, WA: Seattle’s Alleys getting a Facelift

2015 The Denver Post, CO: LoDo developers to “activate” alley into a Denver dining and retail destination

2014 Issue Media Group feature: Urban alleys become pathways to revitalization

2014 The Urban Developer: Laneway Culture Takes Off Across Australia

2014 Canin Associates: What in the World is a Woonerf?

2014 The Huffington Post: 5 Urban Alley Reinventions That Are Changing The Look And Feel Of American Cities

Untapped Cities: Montreal’s Ruelles Vertes: Green Alleyways Help the Environment and Create a Sense of Community

2013 The New York Times: Where Share the Road is Taken Literally

2013 The Huffington Post Canada: Laneway Homes As Vancouver Housing Solution

2013 Urban Farmer, CA: Edible Plantings at Mole Hill in Vancouver BC

2013 Oak Park, IL: Oak Park Secures $760,000 Green Infrastructure Grant

2012 Inhabitat: David Hill and In Situ Studios Propose Gorgeous Affordable Alley Homes in Raleigh

2012 Cities The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning: Green Alley Programs: Planning for a sustainable urban infrastructure?

2012 City Lab: Why Alleys Deserve more Attention

2012 Culture Map, TX: Alley Flat Initiative fits small, green homes into unexpected places

2011 Grist: Right up your alley: the hidden housing trend

2010 UTNews, TX: Collaboration Between School of Architecture and City of Austin Addresses Sustainability, Affordable Housing and Urban Sprawl

2009 Kaid Benfield Archive, CA: Vancouver BC Gets Creative With Density