Community / Economic Development

As Detroit's efforts to stabilize its neighborhoods progress, valuable lessons and trends are emerging. One particularly bright spot was recently revealed: fewer homes are in need of demolition than originally thought.
10 hours ago   Next Ciy
The economic recession is hard to notice in Berlin. The German capital has struggled economically for years and continues to.
Mar 9, 2009   Der Spiegel
With housing values and sales continuing to plummet along with other major economic indicators, the concern should be about preventing a second great depression, not paying down the deficit, writes Dean Baker.
Mar 9, 2009   Guardian (UK)
American shopping malls may be dying or already dead, but they are being reincarnated as mixed-use "lifestyle centers".
Mar 8, 2009   Sustainable Industries
The stimulus package promises to create new green jobs, but are they really the economic solution they're cracked up to be? This piece from <em>Slate</em> questions the common perception.
Mar 8, 2009   Slate
At a recent event in Los Angeles, Cecilia Estolano, CEO of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, presented her vision for the Downtown of the future in one of the country's most notoriously diffuse urban centers.
Mar 7, 2009   The Planning Report
The state of Michigan is getting ready to institute an emergency manager to effectively take over the financial operations of the auto industry city of Pontiac, which has struggled economically for more than a decade.
Mar 7, 2009   The New York Times
Having become something of a junkie who overdoses on political and economic news, it is only natural that I try to help justify that time investment by scouring the news for tidbits that have professional relevance.  Just this past week several things have come across my monitor that have made me reflect.  Blog Post
Mar 6, 2009   By Steven Polzin
The former GM auto industry town of Anderson, Indiana, which struggled as factories closed, is experiencing rebirth as a new industry plans to move in.
Mar 6, 2009   The New York Times
Homebuilders may oppose a building moratorium at a time like this, but Pennsylvania Rep. Robert Freeman (D-Northampton) has not let up on his efforts to enact one to give communities a break from development and to discourage sprawl.
Mar 4, 2009   Philadelphia Inquirer
Bill Rees, creator of the ecological footprint concept, warns that economic growth needs to slow down greatly if we want to maintain a civilized life on Earth.
Mar 4, 2009   Vancouver Magazine