Community / Economic Development

October 14, 2003, 9am PDT
How a city ranked 139th out of 268 regions in Richard Florida’s Creativity Index became one of the country's most successful places.
The Next American City
October 13, 2003, 12pm PDT
Mid-sized cities like Pittsburgh, Baton Rouge and Fresno, are using the young and educated as an economic development strategy.
USA Today
October 13, 2003, 11am PDT
An impoverished St. Louis neighborhood near the Missouri Botanical Gardens faces demolition, when rehabilitation might be the answer, in this case study.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
October 13, 2003, 6am PDT
An in-depth look at Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit that - home to the second largest Arab population outside the Middle East - some call "America's Muslim capital."
The Next American City
October 11, 2003, 1pm PDT
UN-HABITAT has issued a report that gives startling statistics on the increase in substandard living conditions in developing--and developed countries.
Yahoo! Newswire
October 11, 2003, 7am PDT
The Rouse Co., will not leave the nationally known community it founded.
The Baltimore Sun
October 10, 2003, 2pm PDT
This report analyzes the substantial increase of federal spending in the Washington area during 2002 and how this boost cushioned the area's economy during a national recession.
The Brookings Institution
October 10, 2003, 10am PDT
With research to back the notion that a city's Creative Class has a direct correlation to its economic success, Richard Florida's book turns traditional notions of urban development upside down.
New Times-Phoenix
October 10, 2003, 7am PDT
A Yale professor explores the evolution of New Haven, Connecticut, drawing conclusions about urbanism as a whole in the process.
New Haven Advocate
October 10, 2003, 6am PDT
Wal-Mart is on the offensive in L.A., using all kinds of tactics – including a ballot referendum – to ensure its longevity in southern California.
LA Weekly
October 10, 2003, 5am PDT
Miami's reputation as the gateway to Latin America rests on its ability to attract the headquarters for the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Florida Trend
October 9, 2003, 1pm PDT
Riverdale, once a thriving community, has lost its industrial businesses, leaving unemployment and brownfield sites behind them.
Campaign For Sensible Growth
October 8, 2003, 10am PDT
Michigan preservationists reclaim history and revive local economies.
Michigan Land Use Institute
October 8, 2003, 7am PDT
Some cities are hip. Others aren't. But 'unhip' cities are trying to change their image and attract young professionals.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 7, 2003, 12pm PDT
A personal history of New York City.
The New York Times
October 7, 2003, 5am PDT
A tour guide publisher releases a 'crap map' of Britain's 50 worst cities and town.
The Guardian Unlimited
October 5, 2003, 1pm PDT
A nationally recognized developer of planned communities failed to renew the lease for its Frank Gehry-designed headquarters.
The Baltimore Sun
October 4, 2003, 11am PDT
In this report, author William Frey finds that regions like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco gained significant numbers of immigrants between 1995 and 2000, but at the same time lost domestic migrants to faster-growing metropolitan
The Brookings Institution
October 4, 2003, 7am PDT
Residents' input comes first in planning for a possible development in Fagan Canyon.
The Los Angeles Times
October 2, 2003, 7am PDT
Cities are finding strong links between a gay population and urban revival.