Community / Economic Development

Public and private interests have emerged to revitalize the Queens neighborhood, an inter-modal hub ten miles east of Midtown Manhattan.
15 hours ago   New York Times (Real Estate)
<em>Smart City</em> talks with grass roots and civic leaders about how to revitalize flagging Rust Belt economies.
May 9, 2009   Smart City Radio
West Point, Georgia began to decline when the textile industry moved out. Now, it's experiencing a renaissance as a new car factory moves into town, bringing 20,000 jobs by 2014.
May 8, 2009   BBC
The economic downturn is hurting Dubai, as glitzy skyscraper projects come to a halt. But the biggest pain is being felt among the hundreds of thousands of migrant construction workers who came to the city seeking their fortunes.
May 7, 2009   The Christian Science Monitor
Community participation is on the rise, and many sociologists think it's related to the recession.
May 6, 2009   The Seattle Times
The recession digs into Dubai, where property prices fell 41% in the first three months of 2009.
May 6, 2009   BBC
Japan's four major highway operators will drastically lower their tolls, thanks to a generous government economic stimulus package aimed to encourage motoring during the major holidays. The operators are preparing for the enormous traffic jams.
May 5, 2009   Bloomberg.com
Cities struck by the foreclosure crisis are implementing a number of measures to help prevent foreclosures and stabilize neighborhoods already racked by vacancies.
May 5, 2009   The Planning Report
A documentary focusing on Portland's urban growth boundary begins airing this month on public television stations across the country. It includes interviews with proponents on all sides of the smart growth issue.
May 5, 2009   PR Web
In terms of global urban livability, American cities are not so hot. The highest ranking city, Honolulu, comes in at 29 in the results of the Worldwide Quality of Living Survey.
May 5, 2009   The Independent
City government is made up of many individual parts. Though they need to work together, they aren't typically very good at it -- especially in big cities. Exclusive
May 4, 2009  By Nate Berg