Community / Economic Development

Jared Green asks the billion dollar question for economic developers and planning agencies throughout the United States: is urban revitalization of neighborhoods possible without the subsequent gentrification and displacement of current residents?
2 days ago   ASLA The Dirt
As it prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, the beachfront Russian city of Sochi is hoping to become an attractive resort city. Money is flowing and development is under way, but some expect growing pains.
Nov 20, 2008   The New York Times
While the goal of these walkable communities is to attract young urban professionals, the benefits, of course, extend beyond that.
Nov 19, 2008   The Columbus Dispatch
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a plan to help the nation's hardest hit homeowners and neighborhoods. But by concentrating assistance in the most devastated areas, few places will be saved, writes Charles Buki. Exclusive
Nov 19, 2008  By Charles Buki
Nicolai Ouroussoff tells the tale of Buffalo, a quintessential rust belt city that seems committed to preserving its architectural heritage but unsure about its future.
Nov 18, 2008   The New York Times
Calgary is poised to make itself into a city that encourages density without sacrificing too much of the leg room currently offered by existing suburbs.
Nov 18, 2008   Calgary Herald
As the federal government prepares to bail out the flailing U.S. automotive industry, it should think about changing the face of the industry from carmaker to "transportmaker", according to Robert Goodman.
Nov 17, 2008   The New York Times
Fewer and fewer malls are being built in the U.S., and as they fade from the American landscape, retailers feel the pain.
Nov 17, 2008   Newsweek
Education, higher incomes and the availability of healthy food choices contribute to making Burlington, Vermont America's healthiest city.
Nov 17, 2008   CNN
Strip malls could be the next frontier for urban redevelopment, according to Chris Nelson.
Nov 15, 2008   The Oregonian
The two owners of a traditional 8-acre strip, big box retail center in San Francisco have asked for an amendment to the neighborhood plan (undergoing revision) to allow them to add housing on top of their stores, thus doubling the height limit.
Nov 14, 2008   San Francisco Examiner