Community / Economic Development

November 28, 2002, 6am PST
A new report finds that the "creative economy" is probably the second most important part of the city's economy behind the financial sector.
Center For An Urban Future
November 27, 2002, 2pm PST
Mark Mendelson is hated by Allentown's political leadership and has a long history of battling City Hall. How has he managed to survive?
The Morning Call
November 27, 2002, 12pm PST
Twenty years after Bill Joel detailed the region's troubles in his famous single, 'Allentown', the region has grown and diversified its economy.
The Morning Call
November 26, 2002, 2pm PST
President Bush signed a terrorism insurance law that could provide relief to the real estate industry and jumpstart construction projects held up since last year's terrorist attacks.
The Washington Post
November 24, 2002, 9am PST
Non-profit and city leaders join forces to revitalize downtown greenspaces.
Project For Public Spaces
November 24, 2002, 5am PST
How do you market a place? Can a city be sold like soap?
Smart City
November 22, 2002, 7am PST
Successful urban waterfronts come in a variety of forms, but only those with good connections to their downtowns are able to support intense commercial activity.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 20, 2002, 7am PST
Utah's Cache Valley grapples with growth and quality of life.
Deseret News
November 19, 2002, 2pm PST
The Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus plan forecasts approximately 1.8 million square feet of new clinical and research facilities.
The Buffalo News
November 19, 2002, 6am PST
The 343-acre site of a former landfill and public housing project will become a multi-use community including houses, apartments, schools, retail, and a golf course.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 18, 2002, 7am PST
The siting of the major East Coast Interstate as it passes through Philadelphia destroyed historic neighborhoods and severed the waterfront from the city.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 18, 2002, 4am PST
Hosting a major convention -- as Boston will do when it hosts the 2004 Democratic National Convention -- is no longer an "all-around win that civic leaders portray it to be."
The Boston Globe
November 17, 2002, 1pm PST
An escape with a river view is a precious commodity in downtown Detroit.
The Detroit Free Press
November 17, 2002, 11am PST
The total attack-related cost to New York City through June 2002 was between $33 billion and $36 billion.
Economic Policy Review
November 16, 2002, 1pm PST
The very forces that lead to city formation also lead cities to be highly resilient in the face of catastrophes such as terrorist attacks.
Economic Policy Review
November 16, 2002, 5am PST
The project to revitalize Southside was honored by the American Planning Association.
November 12, 2002, 6am PST
A New York study finds that when artists move into a neighborhood, rents rise displacing long-time residents.
The New York Times
November 12, 2002, 5am PST
The Philadelphia Enquirer begins a five-part series on reclaiming Penn's Landing -- the city's waterfront. Previous plans have resulted in massive flops.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 11, 2002, 7am PST
New York City's crime rate has fallen for the last two years. Is this the 9-11 effect, or neighborhood activism?
The Christian Science Monitor
November 9, 2002, 7am PST
Does New York really need a billion-dollar boondoggle like the Olympics, leaving its architectural detritus around the five boroughs and beyond?
Reason Online