Community / Economic Development

The Washington Post provides all the details, renderings, history, commentary, and more that one could want about Amtrak's proposed $7 billion investment in Daniel Burnham's historic Union Station.
13 hours ago   The Washington Post
Some Canadian communities are seeing their local economies thriving despite -- or is it because of? -- the presence of Wal-Mart.
Oct 26, 2008   Globe and Mail
Income inequality in U.S. cities rivals that of many African cities, which struggle with deep divides between the haves and the have-nots, according to a recent report from the United Nations.
Oct 26, 2008   Reuters
A reporter goes undercover as a homeless person to find out what happens when the indigent pay a visit to L.A.'s first corporate-controlled public park.
Oct 24, 2008   LA Weekly
Sometimes big box retailers get too big for the boxes they're in. So they move. What's left behind are huge empty buildings -- and opportunities for re-use.
Oct 24, 2008   NPR
The Urban Land Institute reports on their new study, which predicts the real estate market will hit bottom in 2009 and 'flounder' through 2010.
Oct 24, 2008   ULI's The Ground Floor
"In a 20-year study of its member countries, the [Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development] found inequality had increased in 27 of its 30 members as top earners' incomes soared while others' stagnated.
Oct 23, 2008   The Concord Monitor
London, Ontario has been focused on retaining and embracing its creative class. The city remains optimistic that it's on the right track toward becoming a creative city--which has been good news for its economy.
Oct 23, 2008   The Londoner
A California-based architecture firm has been selected by a Sichuan planning department to rebuild the city of Dujiangyan after the deadly earthquake in the province earlier this year.
Oct 23, 2008   Architectural Record
A melting economy and struggling suburbs may mean it's time to reconsider how we model our cities and development patterns, according to this column.
Oct 23, 2008   Chicago Tribune
The problems of today's inner cities and the problems of the suburbs are inextricably linked, says William E. Finley, author of <em>Curing Urbanitis.</em> Exclusive
Oct 23, 2008  By William E. Finley