Community / Economic Development

A study from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis finds evidence that large, dense metropolitan areas have experienced the most complete recovery following the Great Recession.
22 hours ago   CityLab
WalletHub recently released the "2014 Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities" to highlight the economic power of providing employment opportunities and livable communities for people with special needs.
Oct 7, 2014   WalletHub
Suburban Starbucks models are bumming urbanists out. But they also served as a nice allegory of what the future there might hold. Scott Doyon's latest blog post explains.
Oct 6, 2014   PlaceShakers
As noted by the Department of Veteran Affairs, even one veteran without safe and stable housing is too many. Ron Littlefield calls for cities to move beyond studies and seek ways to aid returned veterans.
Oct 5, 2014   Governing - City Accelerator
Suzette Hackney, a former Detroit Free Press journalist, expresses her concern about who is getting left out of Detroit's comeback story.
Oct 5, 2014   Politico Magazine
The American Planning Association (APA) has released its annual list of 10 Great Neighborhoods, 10 Great Streets, and 10 Great Public Spaces.
Oct 2, 2014   American Planning Association
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By focusing on their common interest in working toward the public good, the gap between faith-based institutions and the planning processes of their communities can be bridged. Exclusive
Oct 2, 2014  By Milton Friesen
Gavin Mueller writes a withering critique of the forces behind gentrification and the liberal justifications that allow poverty and racism to persist.
Oct 2, 2014   Jacobin
Julian Agyeman and Duncan McLaren make the case that the only smart city is a shareable city.
Sep 30, 2014   Zocalo Public Square
While considering plans for a large urban renewal project in Hollywood, Los Angeles struggles to avoid throwing out the baby with the bathwater—that is, saving a place for small cultural institutions when redeveloping neighborhoods.
Sep 29, 2014   The Architect's Newspaper
Many rural counties are experiencing “brain gains” as newcomers age 30-49 move in. This migration is keeping small towns alive and contributing to a new narrative about rural places.
Sep 27, 2014   CommunityMatters