Community / Economic Development

February 4, 2003, 9am PST
Civic Economics explores the pros and cons of chain retailing on local economies.
Civic Economics
February 3, 2003, 8am PST
Hollywood Boulevard is ground zero in the new battle against crime and urban blight.
The Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2003, 6am PST
The Asheville Citizen-Times begins a series on the renaissance of downtown Asheville, NC, and its future.
January 26, 2003, 5am PST
A proposal to use giant rubber dams in L.A.'s river would create a new artificial lake in Downtown Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times
January 25, 2003, 9am PST
Big retailers are opening smaller stores after realizing that not everybody likes shopping at a "superstore."
The New York Times
January 23, 2003, 7am PST
The Massachusetts State Supreme Court is to hear a case on whether a community essentially accepted a bribe to construct a power plant.
The Boston Globe
January 22, 2003, 6am PST
The Dean of the University of Michigan's architecture and urban design school shows the power urban design charrettes in Detroit.
The Detroit Free Press
January 21, 2003, 10am PST
Does $27 million in public subsidy for a superstore make for good economic development policy?
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 16, 2003, 10am PST
After years of efforts, could an influx of gay residents finally revitalize downtown Detroit?
The Boston Globe
January 15, 2003, 10am PST
The City of Soap Lake, WA, is considering a towering 60-foot-high lava lamp in the center of downtown to revive tourism.
January 15, 2003, 7am PST
In a county that nearly doubled in population between 1990 and 2000, a 944-page revision to the zoning codes that dramatically reduces the permitted density.
The Washington Post
January 14, 2003, 11am PST
A look at the "Aspenization" of Park City and other towns.
The Salt Lake Tribune
January 12, 2003, 7am PST
Concentrating the poor is misguided public policy.
Urban Land Magazine
January 11, 2003, 10am PST
A new publication takes a different look at the future of cities and suburbs.
The Baltimore Sun
January 8, 2003, 2pm PST
If you had predicted five years ago that downtown Norfolk would have traffic problems as a result of valet parking, residents would have laughed at you.
Virginian Pilot
January 8, 2003, 1pm PST
Peter Heyrman comments on the 'burbification' of Annapolis.
The Washington Post
January 8, 2003, 8am PST
Welcome to Wal-Mart China. If there's not a Wal-Mart in your neighborhood today, just wait a few minutes.
January 6, 2003, 12pm PST
Property values in the area around the new Clinton Presidential Library development in Little Rock have doubled since the library was announced.
ABC News
January 4, 2003, 9am PST
An editorial in The Philadelphia Inquirer clearly explains why more downtown parking is the wrong approach to planning.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 2, 2003, 7am PST
Archer Courts, a dilapidated, 50-year-old public housing project, is transformed into a 'stunning community asset' that attracts private investment.
The New York Times