April 9, 2019 | Ennis Davis, AICP
A walk through one of Jacksonville's long forgotten and abandoned early 20th century African-American cemeteries: PinehurstRead more
December 24, 2018 | Ennis Davis, AICP
During recent decades, Savannah has become internationally known for its revitalized historic district. Attracting millions of tourist a year, most don't know that Savannah is a majority African-American community. With...Read more
December 6, 2018 | Ennis Davis, AICP
Modern Cities takes a before and after look at the transformation of Memphis' South Main Historic District from a declining industrial district into a trendy pedestrian friendly urban neighborhood.
September 4, 2018 | Ennis Davis
Modern Cities takes a look at the rebirth of what was once called the richest African-American street in the world: Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Historic District
May 29, 2018 | Ennis Davis
Melissa Hege of South Florida-based Melissa Hege City Planning highlights Miami's new urban crisis.
May 10, 2018 | Mike Field
An obscure ordinance published by the Department of Commerce in 1928 has had arguably the largest affect on how U.S. cities are developed. But a new, simple, two-sentence subdivision ordinance...
April 12, 2018 | Mike Field
The National Park Service (NPS) recently commissioned a study to assess the integrity and condition of the Savannah National Historic Landmark District. That report recommends the district be categorized as...
April 10, 2018 | Mike Field
A new food-based destination is popping up on the Tampa Riverwalk.
February 8, 2018 | Mike Field
Will 2018 signal the end of the latest real estate cycle?
January 19, 2018 | Ennis Davis
Jacksonville has a history of implementing simple concepts poorly in its quest to revitalize downtown. In the rush to convert downtown’s one-way streets into two-ways, Jacksonville needs to avoid the...
December 18, 2017 | Ennis Davis
Ever wonder what a rapid gentrification process resembles? Look no further than Charleston, South Carolina.
November 26, 2017 | Ennis Davis
Just outside downtown Jacksonville, a historic neighborhood's days may be coming to an end, due to the impact of flooding and sea level rise.
November 22, 2017 | Mike Field
The shipping container: an incredible tool to revitalize neighborhoods and urban centers.
July 20, 2017 | Mike Field
Are millennials the key to preservation? A new survey finds that millennials prefer to live, work and play in neighborhoods with historic buildings.
May 17, 2017 | Ennis Davis
Modern Cities shares a Spring 2017 presentation by Ennis Davis, AICP to the board of City Beautiful Jax, highlighting a few cost effective options for stimulating market rate economic development...
March 15, 2017 | Ennis Davis
By 2020, an abandoned railyard on the edge of downtown Lakeland will be transformed into a 160-acre urban green oasis by a group of local philanthropists.
January 25, 2017 | Ennis Davis
This article by Dr. Tim Gilmore of jaxpsychogeo.com explores the redevelopment of Jacksonville's Brooklyn neighborhood from the perspective of long time resident Les Paul Garner.
January 16, 2017 | Mike Field
Gainesville turns contaminated land into a contemporary public greenspace to serve as the city's “Central Park'.
December 12, 2016 | Mike Field
The George Kaiser Family Foundation shares the story of Guthrie Green: an amazing transformation of a contaminated truck loading facility in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma into a vibrant urban park that...
November 28, 2016 | Ennis Davis
Faced with the reality of its Navy base being closed for good, the City of Orlando utilized the bad news as an opportunity to create an infill 1,100-acre new urbanist...
October 24, 2016 | Ennis Davis
Named in honor of German princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and incorporated in 1768, Charlotte is a city that has undergone dramatic change over the last decade.
September 6, 2016 | Ennis Davis
Serving as a part of a network of waterways linking the Great Lakes with the Mississippi Valley, Chicago owes its existence to the Chicago River.
March 9, 2016 | Mike Field
Article by Michael Field
May 4, 2020 | Ennis Davis, AICP
Now open, the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) at LaVilla officially replaces...
March 24, 2020 | Ennis Davis, AICP
Modern Cities shares images of a congested South Florida arterial roadway corridor...
January 3, 2020 | Ennis Davis, AICP
The United States is home to 32 commuter rail systems. Here is...
November 13, 2019 | Ennis Davis, AICP
Established in 1829, D. G. Yuengling & Son is the oldest continuously...
August 22, 2019 | Ennis Davis, AICP
Often drawing opposition when proposed, affordable and workforce housing projects can serve...
June 2, 2020 | Editorial by Ennis Davis, AICP
The protests and riots taking place across the country following the murder...