Community / Economic Development

An article on the Washington Post Wonkblog shows how deeply the real estate crash impacted the wealth of the Middle Class—now on the tail end of three lost decades.
10 hours ago   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Despite controversy over its funding,location and impact, the Florida Marlins are likely to build a new retractable-roof stadium on the former site of the Orange Bowl in the city's Little Havana neighborhood.
Sep 12, 2008   Miami Herald
Large shopping centers across the country have grown in quantity and size for years, but developers say that overbuilding may now be a problem.
Sep 11, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
Deindustrialization has wreaked havoc across many American cities and towns. One only need visit the landscape of the rust belt, places like Buffalo, Detroit or Flint, Michigan Opinion
Sep 10, 2008   By Lance Freeman
Atlanta and other cities in the U.S. are fighting for a greater share of hotel taxes paid as a result of bookings through online sites.
Sep 10, 2008   Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Luanda, Angola has brushed past Tokyo and London to be the world's most expensive city, and slums cover much of the city's prime real estate.
Sep 10, 2008   The Globe and Mail
A wildly popular New York burger stand is expanding to a second location, and many residents worry that the stand's long lines will move into their neighborhood.
Sep 10, 2008   The New York Times
The battle over development continues in Dharavi, the largest slum in India. Its valuable location in Mumbai has had developers' mouths watering for years, but residents have resisted their drive to demolish and rebuild the slum.
Sep 8, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
Surrounded by storefronts, but nowhere to shop? Charlotte, NC, like many reviving downtowns, has a plethora of restaurants but a lack of significant retail.
Sep 8, 2008   Governing Magazine
The Chinese coastal city of Macau has passed Las Vegas as the biggest gambling city in the world. This article from <em>Smithsonian Magazine</em> looks at how it got there.
Sep 8, 2008   Smithsonian
Delays in construction have cased FIFA officials to remove Port Elizabeth from the list of host cities for the 2009 Confederations Cup, the dress rehearsal tournament before the 2010 World Cup. Concerns remain about the country's readiness.
Sep 7, 2008   Sports Illustrated