Community / Economic Development

A new article from Smart Growth America portrays the successes of placemaking in communities as diverse as Soldotna, Alaska (population 4,163), Orlando, and Philadelphia.
2 days ago   Smart Growth America
In a huge blow to a city already polarized by a ballot-box planning initiative affecting open space on the November ballot, a judge has halted downtown redevelopment by rejecting the Environmental Impact Report in part because of the 'shadow effect'.
Sep 25, 2008   San Mateo County Times
Architects and researchers are looking into the influences of African and African-American culture on urbanism.
Sep 25, 2008   Archinect
Gail Christopher is hoping that the next president might take the health care conversation out of the hospitals and into the streets.
Sep 24, 2008   Citiwire.net
Seven very low-income housing complexes in New Mexico have been renovated to be more energy efficient. The work was made possible by a nonprofit partnership that works in part to put money back in low-income residents' pockets.
Sep 24, 2008   Albuquerque Journal
Once nearly obliterated by Hurricane Andrew, Homestead, FL, is now a thriving city with a bigger and more diverse population than ever. This article takes a look at how it got there and how it plans to further reinvent itself.
Sep 24, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
For coastal fishing communities in Alaska, tighter rules on fishing mean that there are fewer jobs. This is especially evident for younger populations, who find few reasons to stay in town. Researchers are looking at ways to increase retention.
Sep 24, 2008   APRN
A new book documents the re-branding of New York from its days of crime and squalor in the 1970s to today, when Mayor Bloomberg has an appointed chief marketing officer.
Sep 23, 2008   The New York Times
Large supermarkets in San Francisco are being replaced with higher-end specialty grocers, and some say it's a bad thing for many customers.
Sep 22, 2008   San Francisco Chronicle
Latinos in the U.S. may be at the forefront of the movement towards urbanism, particularly in their use of public space. Josh Stephens talks to James Rojas and other planners and thinkers on the effect of the Hispanic community on the built environment, and its effect on them. Exclusive
Sep 22, 2008  By Josh Stephens
The Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank, has released the results of their study, 'Best-Performing Cities 2008: Where America's Jobs Are Created and Sustained'. Provo, Utah tops the list.
Sep 21, 2008   Milken Institute