Woodward corridor suburbs = inner ring renewal

The inner-ring suburbs along the Woodward corridor got some good national ink last week when The Wall Street Journal explored why older suburbs could be the launchpads for new growth in the U.S.


Lakewood, Colo., a long-shuttered mall is being rebuilt into a 22-block
area with parks, bus lines, stores and 1,300 new households. Tysons
Corner, Va., is undergoing a full transformation from an office park to a
walkable, livable community. And officials in Ferndale, Mich., are
promoting the arts scene and building affordable housing in an attempt
to revitalize the small city outside Detroit. Remaking America’s
sprawling suburbs, with their enormous footprints, shoddy construction,
hastily built infrastructure and dying malls, is shaping up to be the
biggest urban revitalization challenge of modern times–far larger in
scale, scope and cost than the revitalization of our inner cities.

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