In New York City, daily office vacancy rates average about 50%. So it and other cities are trying to attract more visitors by converting office space to housing, improving public transit, and making their streets a destination.
There are a lot of empty retail spaces across the United States looking for fresh ideas to lure in shoppers. Urban designers say it’s all about offering something you can’t get online. In some cases, immigrant business owners in Texas are helping transform brick-and-mortar spaces — long abandoned by regional retailers — into marketplaces that […]