Community / Economic Development

November 25, 2016, 5am PST
At most big box stores, the parking lots occupy far more land than the stores themselves, sucking up unnecessary resources from our communities.
Modern Cities
November 24, 2016, 9am PST
Brightly lit pedestrian and commercial districts like Times Square and Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo are some of the most famous urban environments in the world. But that doesn’t mean they work in every city.
CityLab
November 24, 2016, 5am PST
Is Whole Foods making Thanksgiving accessible for residents of Englewood in Chicago?
The Chicago Tribune
November 22, 2016, 8am PST
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland provides an early assessment of a new foreclosure law in Ohio designed to help reduce vacant and blighted properties in the state.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
November 20, 2016, 7am PST
A key commercial corridor connecting Oakland and Fremont in the East Bay Area is due for a dramatic transformation in the form of a new Bus Rapid Transit line.
East Bay Times
November 20, 2016, 5am PST
The case for state investments in public university campus development projects in Oregon.
The Oregonian
November 19, 2016, 1pm PST
The city of Philadelphia's "most notorious unfinished infrastructure project" is now complete. What will the rebuilt 41st Street Bridge mean for the neighborhoods on either side?
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 19, 2016, 11am PST
The Obama Administration recently offered a parting gesture toward better coordination between the federal government and local and regional municipalities.
Next City
November 19, 2016, 9am PST
If you believe sprawl just magically happened, here's something that visually suggests otherwise.
Modern Cities
November 18, 2016, 7am PST
As mayor of Tirana, Albania, Erion Veliaj has introduced alternatives modes of transport to the city’s traffic-clogged streets and made the public a full partner in the process.
Cities of the Future
November 17, 2016, 10am PST
It's been a busy year for planners in Akron, Ohio. The most recent accomplishment is the completion of phase 1 of the Downtown Vision and Redevelopment Plan.
Cleveland.com
November 17, 2016, 6am PST
The opening of the Bend, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery in Roanoke, Virginia is bringing a new realm of possibilities for future development in the former railroad town, as it looks to go from "trains to brains."
WSLS
November 17, 2016, 5am PST
What will our cities look like in the year 2050?
Doggerel
November 16, 2016, 9am PST
As gentrification pressures push into ever expanding parts of country, the need for inclusive community development continues to grow along with it. The Urban Institute shares some ideas for ensuring the financial clout of CDFIs.
Urban Institute
November 15, 2016, 6am PST
The Kinder Institute reveals a "stunning trend" of poverty spreading around Houston.
The Houston Chronicle
November 13, 2016, 9am PST
Business improvement districts and other assessment districts are evolving as more residents move downtown. Among other things, place making is more important. Long time district consultant Marco Li Mandri explains the trends and strategies.
UrbDeZine
November 11, 2016, 1pm PST
Online mapping platforms are continuing to find new and improved ways to represent the inequities of American society.
CityLab
November 11, 2016, 6am PST
Anticipating a massive shift of companies from London following implementation of Brexit, Dublin, Ireland is seeing plans for new office buildings popping up all over.
The Irish Times
November 9, 2016, 1pm PST
Neighborhood revitalization will focus on parks and libraries under a new program in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 8, 2016, 2pm PST
The Brookings Institution has provided a data-driven examination of the subject of poverty in the United States, to provide the kind of policy nuance and detail missing from the 2016 presidential campaign.
Brookings Institution