Community / Economic Development

Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC. Photo by La Buena Vida Magazine Opinion
4 hours ago   By Mark Hough
<p>Planners in Saskatchewan, Canada encouraged the Schewes to build solar panels on their roof and go off the grid. Then they okayed a home next door that overshadowed the Schewes. Do homeowners have a 'right to light'?</p>
Jun 14, 2008   Canwest News Service
<p>Oklahoma City residents used to 70-mile commutes are turning to carpooling as gas hovers at $4 a gallon. But with the largest land area of any U.S. city, providing public transit remains a major challenge.</p>
Jun 14, 2008
<p>Dermot Finch of the Centre for Cities, an independent research group, says that the U.S. could learn a lot from the U.K.'s urban renaissance.</p>
Jun 14, 2008   BBC News
<p>Despite the economic downturn, city officials in Spokane Valley, WA move forward with a plan to build something the city has always lacked: a true city center.</p>
Jun 13, 2008   Spokane Journal of Business
<p>Exeter, California, may lie off the beaten path and be little-known outside the southern San Joaquin Valley. But its thriving, spotless downtown would be the envy of most cities.</p>
Jun 12, 2008   California Planning & Development Report
<p>Instead of sending an ambulance every time someone calls 9-1-1, the Houston City Council voted to contract with a telephone nursing service for non-emergencies.</p>
Jun 12, 2008   The Houston Chronicle
<p>Urban farms in Cuba have proven successful at feeding the country and providing hundreds of thousands of jobs.</p>
Jun 12, 2008   International Herald Tribune
<p>In order to respond to the changing climate and economy, many say suburbs need to start acting more like cities.</p>
Jun 11, 2008   The New York Times
<p>Planners in Vancouver are moving to curb booming residential growth to expand commercial development downtown. 'It's all good to walk and bike to work, but if you don't have offices for people to go to, that makes things rather difficult.'</p>
Jun 11, 2008   The Vancouver Sun
<p>With the first game of the 2010 World Cup exactly two years away, many in host country South Africa are concerned about rising inflation, increased violence, and skyrocketing costs of stadium construction.</p>
Jun 11, 2008   ESPN