Community / Economic Development

December 18, 2002, 8am PST
Downtown Portland's 'Smart Park' garages downtown are usd to promote local businesses. What happens if affordable short-term parking is eliminated?
The Portland Tribune
December 18, 2002, 6am PST
The nation's most infamous tenaments -- Chicago's Cabrini-Green projects -- are being torn down. 60 Minutes reports.
CBS News
December 16, 2002, 2pm PST
West University neighborhood - the most crowded and most mobile neighborhood in Eugene -- has had five riots in six years.
The Register-Guard
December 14, 2002, 7am PST
The profitable Blackstar Farms in Leelanau County, Michigan that has found a formula for agricultural success that hasnationwide significance.
Michigan Land Use Institute
December 13, 2002, 1pm PST
A book superstore would hurt homegrown businesses and the Austin economy, a study commissioned by a local nonprofit group claims.
December 12, 2002, 11am PST
This article challenges our perception of the European Union: a group of nations, or a group of regions? Expressing ideas similar to those in Joel Garreau's Nine Nations of North America, this is macro-planning at its largest.
December 12, 2002, 8am PST
Detroit's mayor announces the creation of a state park and 3-mile walkway along the Detroit River.
The Detroit Free Press
December 12, 2002, 7am PST
American retailers' adoption of cart escalators--long popular in Europe--could open up new possibilities for creating urban stores
The Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2002, 12pm PST
"Urban surgeon" Jon Jerde has plans to revitalize Sacramento's gritty downtown -- the largest undeveloped downtown land in any major U.S. city.
The Sacramento Bee
December 11, 2002, 7am PST
Bethany, OK, has drawn a fat blue line around its city limits to keep its residents from unknowingly visiting businesses outside city boundaries.
The Miami Herald
December 10, 2002, 1pm PST
Sustainable tourism and ecotourism - make way for agri-tourism.
The New York Times
December 10, 2002, 9am PST
Several criminologists say a new report by a private publishing company that ranks cities is flawed.
The Washington Post
December 10, 2002, 8am PST
A new report ranks the nation's safest and most dangerous cities.
Morgan Quitno
December 9, 2002, 3pm PST
This report brings together a large body of new information about both the nature and costs of development patterns in the "Show-Me" State.
The Brookings Institution
December 8, 2002, 7am PST
This week's Smart City Radio show features interviews with two men deeply engaged in the tough work of remaking cities.
Smart City
December 8, 2002, 5am PST
A rural community fights a big power plant and wins.
The Washington Post
December 7, 2002, 5am PST
With Center City filling up, planners look to neighborhoods ringing downtown.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 5, 2002, 12pm PST
Killings on the streets of some parts of Los Angeles leaves residents afraid to walk in their neighborhoods.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 5, 2002, 10am PST
Greater Phoenix's West Valley hopes its emerging network of sports facilities will become thriving hubs of activity.
The Arizona Republic
November 30, 2002, 8am PST
Denise Casalino, manager of Chicago's Wacker Drive reconstruction, combined engineering, management, and social skills to complete this challenging project.
The Chicago Tribune