Community / Economic Development

July 2, 2003, 6am PDT
Bruce Wilkey encourages communities to keep out "big boxes."
The Chattanoogan
June 29, 2003, 9am PDT
Smart City features an interview with Milwaukee Mayor and soon to be CNU president, John Norquist.
Smart City
June 27, 2003, 2pm PDT
Buffalo's first master plan in more than 25 years calls for investing $3.1 billion in public and private funds over the next decade to build new housing, spur economic development, modernize schools and enhance "quality of life."
The Buffalo News
June 27, 2003, 1pm PDT
The Earned Income Tax Credit may be a better tool for providing affordable housing than federal housing supports.
The Brookings Institution
June 27, 2003, 9am PDT
Portland used to be routinely named one of the best places to live. Now it's considered one of the nation's least functional places. What happened?
The Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2003, 7am PDT
A San Francisco Chronicle columnist embeds herself in the war to keep Wal-Mart out.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 27, 2003, 5am PDT
Brooklyn residents, in a neighborhood crusade, strive to purge a canal of sewage and its reputation as Mafia dumping ground.
The Christian Science Monitor
June 26, 2003, 9am PDT
The Portland Tribune profiles how a main street can develop without the help of city funding or planning.
The Portland Tribune
June 26, 2003, 6am PDT
The I-91/Connecticut River corridor, stretching from the Connecticut coast to Northampton, Mass. is calling itself the "Knowledge Corridor."
Citistates Group
June 23, 2003, 8am PDT
A critique of Jane Jacobs' insights on the economic nature of communities and on central planning.
Ludwig Von Mises Institute
June 21, 2003, 11am PDT
The Smart City Radio show covers the Memphis Manifesto Summit that brought together 100 creative professionals a
Smart City
June 19, 2003, 8am PDT
Neal Peirce reviews the Memphis Manifesto that encourages cities to become "communities of ideas" by attracting the "creative class."
The Washington Post Writers Group
June 19, 2003, 6am PDT
The product of a three-day summit attended by 100 young professionals, the "Memphis Manifesto" articulates strategies that cities can use to become more vibrant places and spark new and varied economic activity.
Creative Class
June 16, 2003, 8am PDT
A survey ranks the world's most expensive cities based on cost of living.
The Independent
June 16, 2003, 5am PDT
New low-income housing projects in Los Angeles resemble resorts more than affordable housing.
The Los Angeles Times
June 15, 2003, 9am PDT
How does a community developing a distinct identity and sense of place for itself?
June 14, 2003, 1pm PDT
Seeing opportunities to purchase cheap properties amid a renaissance in many downtowns, many companies are moving from the suburbs to downtown.
Wall St. Journal
June 13, 2003, 10am PDT
New York's most potent economic development program appears to be a failure, according to this four-part series in the Buffalo News.
The Buffalo News
June 13, 2003, 6am PDT
The Times offes a rundown of the most important criteria in deciding the value of real estate in the UK.
The Times
June 11, 2003, 12pm PDT
A nonprofit urban housing developer is rebuilding dilapidated but historic homes into apartments for low-income working families in downtown Albany, NY neighborhood.
Times Union