Community / Economic Development

The ongoing efforts to reform street vending laws in Los Angeles gained national media attention recently. Can local officials find a way to overcome controversy and complexity to legalize street vending this year?
2 hours ago   Salon
An installment from Spacing's "Cities for People" series makes the case for tactical urbanism as a supplement to professional practice.
Yesterday   Spacing
Times Square stakeholders have begun to raise the specter of "too much of a good thing," as the crowds flocking to Times Square threaten to squeeze the life out of the place.
Yesterday   New York Times
In our work to build communities of opportunity where low-income people and people of color can thrive, we must acknowledge that income is how you get out of poverty, assets are how you stay out.
3 days ago   Rooflines
Citiscope examines the organizing and volunteer efforts of citizens in Athens, Greece in response to the country's economic crisis.
5 days ago   Citiscope
Big, diverse, and a little bit different, the Millennial generation is often cast as the solution to—or the cause of—many of America’s housing challenges.
6 days ago   Rooflines
A new report by the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program analyzes the growth of the world's 300 largest metropolitan areas.
Jan 23, 2015   Brookings
For a variety of economic reasons in addition to urban preferences, young people are not leaving the country's three major metropolitan areas: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and that's not good for the nation's economy nor the individuals.
Jan 23, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
New Orleans declares that it is the first U.S. city to virtually end veteran homelessness.
Jan 21, 2015   Gambit
A new study reveals the personality traits that draw people to certain urban environments.
Jan 19, 2015   CityLab
Dwell small; live large. It's something many passionate urbanists have been working on for a decade. Could 2015 finally be the year small goes big?
Jan 19, 2015   PlaceShakers