Community / Economic Development

The Chinese government wants an influx of nearly 100 million new urban residents by 2020. In order to accommodate a migration of this nature, China's urban planners are tasked with creating cities to be more livable.
Yesterday   CityLab
Residents who put in the effort of maintaining vacant property will have their hard work rewarded and will be offered the opportunity to purchase the property.
Nov 7, 2015   Route Fifty
After TransCanada hit the "pause button," President Obama hit "reject." The seven-year saga has come to an end, announced President Obama in a noon White House statement to the press on Friday where he took no questions.
Nov 6, 2015   The White House
A few words to live by for elected officials in communities working to transform vacant and abandoned properties into valued, productive uses.
Nov 5, 2015   Center for Community Progress
People are looking for ideas in the Bay Area. Across the water from the calcified world of San Francisco, Oakland offers the flexibility and energy to build an equitable and dynamic resource that benefits the entire region.
Nov 4, 2015   SPUR Urbanist
In an interview with Crosstown Concourse's Todd Richardson, Thriving Cities explores the challenges of revitalizing and transforming Memphis' old Sears Roebuck Building.
Nov 3, 2015   Thriving Cities Blog
Of all the sub-topics in urban planning and design, the ones likely to generate the most anxiety are those where land use planning intersects with economic development. Ben Brown ruminates.
Nov 2, 2015   PlaceShakers
Shell Oil surprised the environmental community in September by announcing an end to Arctic drilling. What could come next? Shell is abandoning plans for the Carmon Creek oil-sands project in Alberta and taking a $2 billion write-down.
Nov 2, 2015   Bloomberg News
For the center of the hipster universe, the Brooklyn Chamber's recommendations may come as a surprise.
Nov 1, 2015   Crains New York Business
It's the end of an era. After 36 years, China has decided to end its restrictive one-child policy, by allowing couples to have two children. Why the change? In three words: an aging population.
Oct 30, 2015   BBC News
Blog Post
This month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia came out with a study on "Gentrification and Residential Mobility in Philadelphia." This paper included some findings about displacement (or the lack there Blog Post
Oct 30, 2015   By Michael Lewyn