Urban Fold

Community / Economic Development

New research examines the role of public investments in gentrification.
Yesterday   CityLab
Companies looking for creative class cache have begun to locate in Atlanta's Midtown and spilling over into neighboring districts.
Aug 25, 2015   Upstart Business Journal
Studies show building NFL stadiums drain tax revenues and don't boost local economies. What about NFL teams themselves? Land use attorney (and football fan) Bill Adams argues that they rob support from local college teams and local economies.
Aug 24, 2015   UrbDeZine
The federal government offered to $24 million to create a loan pool in struggling areas of North St. Louis County—most infamously displayed to the country over the past year in the intense racial conflicts centering around Ferguson.
Aug 22, 2015   St. Louis County
Clarifying some of the jargon that drives the land bank process in Cuyahoga County, Ohio reveals the importance and scale of neighborhood stabilization in some parts of the country.
Aug 21, 2015   Cleveland.com
Can self-contained urban food systems exist in the core of our cities? Architect Darrick Borowski of New York based firm ARExA developed a model to determine just that.
Aug 21, 2015   Doggerel
The city of Baltimore is taking a new approach to an old idea: that schools should be the center of neighborhoods.
Aug 19, 2015   The Baltimore Sun
An August 17 press release from the National Safety Council indicates the United States is on track to exceed 40,000 road deaths this year, the highest since 2007. A January NPR report links the spike to decreased gas prices.
Aug 19, 2015   CNNMoney
A subject sure to hit close home to many readers: the relationship between the modern concerns of parenting and expense urban living. In other words: how gentrification leads to helicopter parenting.
Aug 19, 2015   Next City
In an insightful article, William Fulton unpacks the supply-demand cycle driving costs skyward in certain areas. To address the problem, new construction needs an unprecedented level of diversity.
Aug 18, 2015   California Planning & Development Report
A seven-year-old light rail line has beaten ridership projections and transformed neighborhoods in Phoenix. Now, one of the nation's most sprawling cities considers where to expand the system—and how to pay for it.
Aug 17, 2015   Governing Magazine