Community / Economic Development

Why would Whole Foods—a company colloquially known as "Whole Paycheck" and as a staple of wealthy neighborhoods—open an 18,000 square foot location in one of the most impoverished parts of Chicago?
1 hour ago   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
The Living New Deal Project Map from the University of California, Berkeley was released earlier this month, pinpointing all of the New Deal projects around the United States.
Oct 31, 2014   Vox
The "Using Behavioral Economics to Create Playable Cities" report suggests that so much time spent in front of screens, and the continued need to counter the obesity epidemic, requires new thinking about play for children living in cities.
Oct 30, 2014   Next City
A new study by PolicyLink and the University of Southern California's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity showed that U.S. GDP would expand by $2.1 trillion if racial minorities had equal access to opportunities within the job market.
Oct 30, 2014   National Journal
PlaceMakers asks Kaid to give us his idea of where we are in the effort to integrate smart growth strategies in the broadest sense into community planning and design.
Oct 29, 2014   PlaceShakers
A recent protest movement to reuse London’s Parliament Square as a space for political discourse has been met with oppressive policing.
Oct 29, 2014   Guardian
A new plan is afoot in Britain that will devolve centralized power away from central government and out into metropolitan areas. Bruce Katz sees lessons for the United States in the experience of United Kingdom.
Oct 28, 2014   Brookings
Over the years, I have developed a reputation among my more progressive friends (for the record, I consider myself a left leaning moderate Democrat) of being rather pro-development (they view that as a bad thing). In fairness to them, I am relatively pro-development in most cases. Opinion
Oct 28, 2014   By Reuben Duarte
In the fifth of his "place-decoding" series from France, Chuck Wolfe recalls how we carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.
Oct 25, 2014   The Huffington Post
A Detroit reborn sounds great, but what if the residents of “blighted” areas don’t want to leave? Many feel they have no choice in a process that has been compared to racial relocation. Meanwhile, activists scramble to give residents options.
Oct 24, 2014   The Atlantic
A study comparing urbanization and per capita GDP between 1980 and 2011 questions common assumptions about the connections between economic growth and cities.
Oct 23, 2014   PLOS ONE