Community / Economic Development

August 16, 2003, 11am PDT
Public school facilities in Chicago are getting a 'face-lift' with the help of volunteers from private firms.
The Chicago Tribune
August 16, 2003, 7am PDT
Residents moving into urban Atlanta kept pace with the city's suburban growth, ending a decades-long trend of middle-class flight.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 15, 2003, 2pm PDT
Ottawa County, Michigan officials develop a manure scented brochure to alert home buyers to some unadvertised aspects of country living.
Wisconsin Ag Connection
August 15, 2003, 7am PDT
A new gambling agreement with an Indian tribe will funnel up to 5% of gambling revenue directly to the state.
The Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2003, 10am PDT
The plight of Douglas, GA, a small town on the outskirts of Atlanta, reflects the state of many small towns in rural areas suffering from the loss of a critical mass of manufacturing jobs.
The Chicago Tribune
August 14, 2003, 7am PDT
An innovative new concept for telecommuting provides the benefits of telecommuting, without the drawbacks.
The Toronto Star
August 12, 2003, 11am PDT
Houston hopes to recast itself for the Feb. 1 Super Bowl, but major renovations across the city are far from complete.
The Los Angeles Times
August 12, 2003, 10am PDT
Residents fearing for their lives in Boston's Chinatown patiently wait as the City promises less crime with a long-term redevelopment strategy.
The Boston Globe
August 12, 2003, 7am PDT
Georgia community spares no opportunity to solidify support for its key employer, as Pentagon cuts loom.
The Christian Science Monitor
August 11, 2003, 1pm PDT
Is Flint's economic development manager a savior or a sham? Economic development success can be hard to measure.
Michigan Live
August 11, 2003, 11am PDT
Boston will create a general fund for hotel financing to jump-start economic development in the City.
The Boston Globe
August 10, 2003, 11am PDT
HUD will provide $156 million to fund open space and design improvements, as well as economic development, in Lower Manhattan.
HUD News
August 10, 2003, 7am PDT
Conservationists want to turn New York City's abandoned High Line into a 1.5 mile long elevated park with amazing views.
National Public Radio
August 9, 2003, 1pm PDT
An enthusiastic mayor and embarrassed city officials are at odds over the presence of dressed-up concrete hippos in Hutto, TX.
The San Francisco Chronicle
August 7, 2003, 9am PDT
ULI offers 10 principles that can serve as a checklist for the development of pedestrian-scale communities that will be suitable for public transportation.
Urban Land Institute
August 5, 2003, 7am PDT
Market forces are verwhelming good intentions in Decatur, where minority residents are being priced out of the rapidly gentrifying city east of Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 1, 2003, 2pm PDT
As part of their marketing efforts, towns adopt unusual slogans for highway signs.
National Public Radio
July 31, 2003, 2pm PDT
Despite the prosperity of the 1990s, robust inner city retail development did not follow.
The Brookings Institution
July 31, 2003, 7am PDT
McGill University professor of architecture Avi Friedman talks about maintaining vital and healthy cities, in the context of Canada's largest city, Toronto.
The National Post
July 31, 2003, 5am PDT
Houston joins other cities in pushing 'tours' of local enclaves -- the quirky and overlooked sites.
The Christian Science Monitor