The city of St. Louis with its steady population loss, crumbling housing stock and ragged downtown easily could qualify as a national poster child for urban decline. Blame unchecked urban sprawl fed by decades of middle-class flight. Blame crime. Blame an archaic city political structure. Blame the region's long addiction to the defense industry. Blame a lack of progressive business leadership. Blame a... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
Dennis Judd says downtown St. Louis offers a collection of venues — sports arenas like Kiel Center, museums and malls — that aren't tied in a way that encourages people to spend time downtown.