Porter Stevens

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Porter Stevens is a born and raised Louisvillian, and a graduate from the University of Louisville’s Masters in Urban Planning program. Though he recently had to move away from Louisville for a job, he still maintains a strong interest in urban issues in his hometown and in learning about ways to revitalize its urban core.
As I write these words, the historic Water Company Building is breathing its last under the weight of the wrecking ball. The landmark-yet-unlandmarked building, whose simple-yet-grand facade has graced South Third Street for well over 100 years, is meeting its...
It is not unreasonable to say that urban Louisville is currently going through one of the most profound periods of change in its modern history—at least since the devastating urban renewal period of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. A...
As many readers of Broken Sidewalk know, public transportation—or the lack thereof—is one of the most important issues in Louisville today. “An Old Way Forward,” the idea to build a north-south modern streetcar line connecting Downtown Louisville, the University of...
This past Easter I had the pleasure of spending an extended weekend back in Louisville. In addition to visiting with family and old friends, I also had the opportunity to see how the city has continued to change and...
An Old Way Forward, the grassroots effort to reintroduce streetcars along the Fourth Street corridor in Louisville, got off to a great start last year. The idea of running modern streetcars from Downtown Louisville to the University of Louisville's...
“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” —Wayne Gretzky As many of you know, the Fischer Administration has been in the process of creating Vision Louisville, a...
Of all the challenges facing Louisville in the 21st century, few are more important than the issue of mass transportation—or, rather, the lack of it. According to the 2012 American Community Survey, 81.7 percent of Metro Louisville’s workforce commuted...