Community / Economic Development

February 22, 2003, 1pm PST
London's radical congestion charge is having a complex impact on economic activity.
The Independent
February 21, 2003, 6am PST
The impact of national policy on neighborhood planning and development is not lost on Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland, OR).
The Metro Investment Report
February 21, 2003, 5am PST
City-university partnerships can help bridge resource gaps.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 20, 2003, 6am PST
Why are cities "stealing" land and giving it to Costco? Ramesh Ponnuru examines the economic-development justification given by cities for seizing property.
National Review
February 18, 2003, 1pm PST
The Philadelphia Inquirer details the seven "Penn's Landing Principles" to guide future development on the waterfront.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 18, 2003, 12pm PST
The Guardian reviews Mike Davis' new book: Dead Cities: A Natural History. The end of the city is not a case of if, but when.
The Guardian Unlimited
February 18, 2003, 11am PST
Garden Grove, one of the most cash-strapped cities in Orange County, CA, plans to cash in on its proximity to Disneyland.
The Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2003, 1pm PST
The Great Plains frontier is faced with shrinking populations and mounting poverty, making government services difficult to deliver.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 14, 2003, 6am PST
In the search for a new vision for vanishing heartland, rural towns consider digital hubs, wind farms, and a 'buffalo commons'.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 13, 2003, 1pm PST
Jonathan Bowles writes that another Robert Moses-sized project has flown under the radar.
Center For An Urban Future
February 13, 2003, 11am PST
Teresa Fogelberg discusses the challenges faced by the 12 former Soviet countries as they look to build a cross border, sustainable future.
Shared Spaces
February 12, 2003, 2pm PST
Officials in the city are reviewing whether to let companies use the city as a marketing tool as a way to generate money.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 12, 2003, 9am PST
Though it still faces challenges, the revival of downtown Seattle is succeeding.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 12, 2003, 5am PST
National chains lease most of the retail space in downtown Chicago, squeezing out local and independent businesses.
The Chicago Tribune
February 10, 2003, 3pm PST
Travellers to Ireland know that the country's quaint road signs are both endearing and impossible. Now the signs will be upgraded.
USA Today
February 10, 2003, 1pm PST
The current process of reform of the Community Reinvestment Act is apparently being driven by 'goals inconsistent with good public policy.'
American Banker
February 10, 2003, 5am PST
Los Angeles considers a waterfront plan for the L.A. River - a concrete sluice.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 9, 2003, 1pm PST
Can communities eliminate low-income housing to make mixed-income communities?
Planners Network
February 9, 2003, 9am PST
A new report documents many of the housing changes that have affected New York in the last decade.
Furman Center For Real Estate And Urban Policy
February 8, 2003, 1pm PST
Must successful cities now be "cities of ideas"?
Smart City