I drove downtown yesterday, and went for a little walk around downtown Kansas City. I found it interesting, like so many downtown areas... there were old, run down shells of buildings. Buildings that years ago were filled with apartments, businesses, people. Now they stand waiting for something. But I also noted that there was construction going on around them. I saw streets steady with traffic. I saw people walking in and out of apartment buildings. I know that Detroit is in the news lately about the decay of its Urban Core. I just hope Kansas City, Missouri gets a hand on its core... because like all of decay... Urban Decay can spread.