Sixth annual Earth Day event attracts thousands, highlights sustainability


Non-profit group Keep Phoenix Beautiful hosted its sixth annual Earth Day event on Saturday in Phoenix with a focus on renewing vacant lots, gardening and sustainable transportation. Read story

'Day of Action' event brings former President Clinton downtown to revitalize lot

More than 700 volunteers gathered in an empty lot in order to revitalize it as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University “Day of Action” event hosted by ASU. Read story

Volunteers work to promote community interest in renovating vacant lots


Volunteers at PHX Renews Activation Day got their fill of planting, watering, shoveling, hammering and painting Saturday in an effort to “activate” a large vacant lot in midtown Phoenix to promote community interest in renewing vacant lots. Read story

Mayor highlights downtown development in second State of the City Address

Mayor Greg Stanton discussed the need for Phoenix to break out of its traditional economic cycle to create a new, thriving economy during his second State of the City Address Thursday at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Read story

Community fills vacant lots with new businesses and events


Due to high vacancy percentages in Phoenix’s past, the city, businesses and community organizations are creating new venues and events to fill the unused spaces. Read story

Phoenix mayor kicks off revitalization project to transform vacant lot into public space


Mayor Greg Stanton kicked off PHX Renews on Monday, which will transform a vacant lot on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road into an area for urban farming, sustainable technology, outdoor education, art displays and social spaces. Read story