Community / Economic Development

February 13, 2003, 1pm PST
Jonathan Bowles writes that another Robert Moses-sized project has flown under the radar.
Center For An Urban Future
February 13, 2003, 11am PST
Teresa Fogelberg discusses the challenges faced by the 12 former Soviet countries as they look to build a cross border, sustainable future.
Shared Spaces
February 12, 2003, 2pm PST
Officials in the city are reviewing whether to let companies use the city as a marketing tool as a way to generate money.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 12, 2003, 9am PST
Though it still faces challenges, the revival of downtown Seattle is succeeding.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 12, 2003, 5am PST
National chains lease most of the retail space in downtown Chicago, squeezing out local and independent businesses.
The Chicago Tribune
February 10, 2003, 3pm PST
Travellers to Ireland know that the country's quaint road signs are both endearing and impossible. Now the signs will be upgraded.
USA Today
February 10, 2003, 1pm PST
The current process of reform of the Community Reinvestment Act is apparently being driven by 'goals inconsistent with good public policy.'
American Banker
February 10, 2003, 5am PST
Los Angeles considers a waterfront plan for the L.A. River - a concrete sluice.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 9, 2003, 1pm PST
Can communities eliminate low-income housing to make mixed-income communities?
Planners Network
February 9, 2003, 9am PST
A new report documents many of the housing changes that have affected New York in the last decade.
Furman Center For Real Estate And Urban Policy
February 8, 2003, 1pm PST
Must successful cities now be "cities of ideas"?
Smart City
February 8, 2003, 9am PST
Why are Europeans apparently poorer than Americans?
The Economist
February 5, 2003, 9am PST
Sierra Vista, Ariz., is leaning on its communal bonds as massive troop deployment saps the town's businesses.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 4, 2003, 11am PST
Ikea's plans for a megastore are blocked.
Home Town Advantage Bulletin
February 4, 2003, 9am PST
Civic Economics explores the pros and cons of chain retailing on local economies.
Civic Economics
February 3, 2003, 8am PST
Hollywood Boulevard is ground zero in the new battle against crime and urban blight.
The Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2003, 6am PST
The Asheville Citizen-Times begins a series on the renaissance of downtown Asheville, NC, and its future.
Citizen-Times
January 26, 2003, 5am PST
A proposal to use giant rubber dams in L.A.'s river would create a new artificial lake in Downtown Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times
January 25, 2003, 9am PST
Big retailers are opening smaller stores after realizing that not everybody likes shopping at a "superstore."
The New York Times
January 23, 2003, 7am PST
The Massachusetts State Supreme Court is to hear a case on whether a community essentially accepted a bribe to construct a power plant.
The Boston Globe