Community / Economic Development

October 1, 2002, 5am PDT
Perhaps school vouchers don't improve schools. However, they do improve neighborhoods, writes Jonathan Rauch.
The Atlantic Monthly
September 30, 2002, 9am PDT
Ketchum, Idaho started life as a modest town. It's now a haven for the wealthy, forcing out lower-, middle- and een upper-middle-income families.
September 30, 2002, 4am PDT
After the dot-com crash, then 9-11, many urbanites have considered moving to the country. Would you make a happy country dweller?
Business Week
September 26, 2002, 6am PDT
Are coffee chains like Starbucks categorycreators rather than category killers? The Wall Street Journal investigates.
Wall St. Journal
September 25, 2002, 9am PDT
A citizens' group in the Boston area funds a lawsuit against a city Planning Board with grant money that was given for "outreach"
The Boston Globe
September 25, 2002, 8am PDT
Are global cities such as Los Angeles, London, and New York are headed into a decline?
The Washington Post Writers Group
September 19, 2002, 4am PDT
Harlem's long-term gentrification is an urban planner's dream, but a residents are fighting back.
The Village Voice
September 17, 2002, 9am PDT
Across the nation, malls built to revive decaying downtowns are struggling to survive.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
September 16, 2002, 12pm PDT
An Arizona Republic Special Feature on the planning implications surrounding the controversial desert lake development.
The Arizona Republic
September 14, 2002, 9am PDT
The American Prospect offers a dual review of "American Metropolitics: The New Suburban Reality" and "Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-first Century."
The American Prospect
September 14, 2002, 5am PDT
City trust and private developer are working to revive an area of Spanish-colonial housing.
The Economist
September 13, 2002, 7am PDT
Fannie Mae increases mortgages for people who buy homes near train stations and bus stops and agree to own only one car.
Associated Press
September 5, 2002, 5am PDT
Newsweek examines the common features of international cultural meccas. How does your city shape up?
September 4, 2002, 11am PDT
A study of Forest Hills Gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. as a "suburban town built on business principles."
The New York Times
September 4, 2002, 10am PDT
Newsweek builds a list of the most vibrant international cultural meccas.
September 3, 2002, 1pm PDT
The stadium site selection process ends after two years of competition, bargaining and lawsuits.
The Arizona Republic
September 3, 2002, 11am PDT
The Economist examines the economic and quality-of-life impacts of the dot-com boom on California's Bay Area.
The Economist
September 1, 2002, 1pm PDT
The Town Paper profiles Laurie Volk, an expert in determining the market position for new urbanist communities.
The Town Paper
September 1, 2002, 9am PDT
Glendale has finally won the fight for the stadium for the Arizona Cardinals. But was it worth the civic carnage and lost planning opportunities?
The Arizona Republic
August 31, 2002, 7am PDT
With affluent suburbs and declining cities, can Hartford recover?
The New York Times