Many cities are jumping on board to trade in vacant lots and abandoned buildings downtown. If there were a buzzword for 2018, I would say it's "downtown." Anywhere I go, I find myself wanting to visit downtown. If it's in small town, I want to see the historic buildings, the character the town, being utilized in a brand new way. If it's in a big city, I want to see innovative ideas and activities within walking distance. To me, the pulse is happening in downtown in 2018.