Community / Economic Development

Citiscope examines the organizing and volunteer efforts of citizens in Athens, Greece in response to the country's economic crisis.
6 hours ago   Citiscope
Chinese designers are flocking to Prato, Italy and forging a new sort of Chinatown that look more like modern-day China.
Jan 5, 2009   Chicago Tribune <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-090102-italy-china>
Solutions to our global ills can be found in your local neighborhood, says Jay Walljasper. Great examples can be found in communities from South Bend, Indiana to Mississauga, Ontario. Exclusive
Jan 5, 2009  By Jay Walljasper
In an effort to draw more tourists to their ancient temples, officials in the Chinese town of Guandu has contracted tourism-savvy Shaolin monks to take over operation of the temples.
Jan 4, 2009   The New York Times
Cities that have fun things to do -- so-called "consumption amenities" -- are more successful at attracting people and growing jobs, according to a recent report.
Jan 4, 2009   The Boston Globe
James Howard Kunstler predicts the Dow falling to 4000 by the end of the year, more dramatic swings in oil prices, and an overall contraction of services and the economy.
Jan 2, 2009   Straight.com
Boise, Idaho and other cities in the region have adopted "percent for the arts" initiatives, and are looking to public art to reflect the region's 'maturity.'
Jan 2, 2009   The Idaho Statesman
Mining towns in Lander County, NV are skipping the recession, thanks to a local economy based on gold.
Jan 2, 2009   The New York Times
Retail analysts predict a "sea change" in the retail landscape in 2009, with a record number of bankruptcies, closures and vacancies.
Jan 2, 2009   CNN Money
Housing prices are falling across the country. But the decline has been relatively small in New York City, America's "Resilient City" according to Edward L. Glaeser. He says this bodes well for the city's future.
Dec 31, 2008   The New York Times
Mayor John Fetterman of Braddock, PA struggles with the challenges of reviving a former steel town that has lost 90% of its peak population.
Dec 30, 2008   Monthly Review