Community / Economic Development

Community land trusts are facing an uphill battle as waves of gentrification reach new neighborhoods around Pittsburgh.
12 hours ago   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Congressional Oversight Committee tasked with looking into the economic crisis says in a new report that there is a continuing risk of banks holding onto troubled assets, including real estate. Minnesota Public Radio talks to noted experts.
Aug 14, 2009   Minnesota Public Radio
In Corpus Christi, Texas, officials have entered a public-private partnership to give people more reasons to recycle.
Aug 13, 2009   Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Municipal bonds are being defaulted on left and right. But the news sounds worse than it is. Few of those defaults are by cities -- for now.
Aug 13, 2009   Governing
12,000 new homes could be coming to Sacramento over the next two decades -- part of a $5.3 billion redevelopment focused on the city's historic railyards.
Aug 13, 2009   The New York Times
Mayor Yu Qun has transformed the city of Baoding, China into what some are calling the world's first "carbon-positive" city -- mainly by shifting away from polluting industries to the renewable energy industry.
Aug 13, 2009   The Christian Science Monitor
On abandoned lots and in backyards across the country, urban land is being turned over to agriculture as a means of improving food security.
Aug 12, 2009   CommonDreams
The population of Florida has decreased by about 50,000 people between April 2008 and April 2009, according to demographers at the University of Florida.
Aug 12, 2009   St. Petersburg Times
Local currencies are seeing a resurgence in American communities.
Aug 12, 2009   Los Angeles Times
There is controversy over new sidewalk laws in Washington, DC.
Aug 12, 2009   The Washington Post