Archinect - News 2014-10-31T23:22:40-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/91759585/will-zappos-turn-downtown-las-vegas-into-the-next-silicon-valley Will Zappos turn downtown Las Vegas into the next Silicon Valley? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-21T13:28:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:28:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4r64fmgfjjs1x5sy.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Late in 2011, [Zappos CEO] Hsieh became even more legendary by announcing almost larkishly that he&rsquo;d be leading a $350 million effort to rejuvenate a blighted stretch of Las Vegas&rsquo; downtown [&hellip;] His plan was to spend much of his own personal fortune to transform this lifeless area about a mile north of the neon blitz of the Strip into an entrepreneurial tech nirvana. [...] Doubters have no place in the ecosystem. Pragmatists stand little chance. A love of hyperbole prevails.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/49772779/ua-architecture-students-look-to-revitalize-downtown-tucson UA architecture students look to revitalize downtown Tucson Archinect 2012-05-31T14:49:00-04:00 >2012-05-31T14:52:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64ri1sq0qfjzyah6.jpg" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For years city planners have looked at ways to revitalize downtown, now some University of Arizona architecture students may have the answer. For the past couple of years the grad students have been working on a project called "The New Old Pueblo". "We did a lot of research on successful strategies used in other cities," UA Grad Student Julia Roberts says. Roberts is one of 17 students who worked with Architecture Professor Mark Frederickson to design the plan.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>