Community / Economic Development

Portland's over-educated, under-employed population is largely a semi-retired community of young adults, according to some. But with rising housing prices and overall cost of living, it is unclear how Portland will retain these characteristics.
Yesterday   The New York Times Magazine
Alaskans agreed, but not by much, with Gov. Sean Parnell and not former Gov. Sarah Palin that oil companies needed to pay less taxes if they are to boost oil production. Voters rejected a tax referendum that was on Tuesday's ballot to repeal SB 21.
Aug 25, 2014   FOX News
The Denver Community Planning and Development department unrolled a new social media campaign this week utilizing #favoriteplacedenver to celebrate the city's unique characteristics.
Aug 23, 2014   The Denver Post
A new corridor planned as a haven for local gourmet food in the quiet Haut Marais neighborhood of Paris concerns residents with the threat of gentrification.
Aug 23, 2014   New York Times
A new study confirmed that the average Los Angeles renter allocates 47 percent of their paycheck towards rent.
Aug 22, 2014   KPCC
In his latest essay on interpretation of the urban environment, Chuck Wolfe suggests that if we take away context clues cities become matrices -- with blank cells to complete -- where each of us personalizes how space meets time.
Aug 21, 2014   The Huffington Post
Richard Reeves explains the factors that limit or assist social mobility for people born into the lowest economic quintile in American society.
Aug 21, 2014   Brookings Institution
According to a recent study, white flight proliferates even in the suburbs, as suburbs attract large numbers of middle-class minority residents and white residents flee so-called 'ethnoburbs'.
Aug 21, 2014   Science Daily
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg began a new program via Bloomberg Philanthropies to invest $45 million for shaking up city halls.
Aug 21, 2014   Next City
Rennie Jones of Architizer highlights nine women pioneering a variety of successful and poignant public interest design projects around the world.
Aug 21, 2014   Architizer
Alex Marshall discusses whether Jane Jacobs' famous "Sidewalk Ballet" is dead on the streets of New York City.
Aug 20, 2014   Governing