Community / Economic Development

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
August 28, 2002, 11am PDT
A former city manager and current real estate developer discusses the development trade-offs California cities face stemming from Prop. 13.
The Planning Report
August 27, 2002, 12pm PDT
Amisdt the nation's wealthiest state, Hartford struggles as one of its worst cities.
The New York Times
August 26, 2002, 11am PDT
The San Francisco Chronicle examines the challenges facing two communities in Oakland, CA as they try to improve.
The San Francisco Chronicle
August 24, 2002, 7am PDT
The fight to stop the Thames flooding -- blamed on rising sea levels -- will cost London £4bn($6bn/E6.3bn).
BBC News
August 23, 2002, 9am PDT
Faced with strong competition from other gambling venues, Atlantic City is embarking on a massive building boom. Welcome to Vegas East.
The Christian Science Monitor
August 22, 2002, 11am PDT
Blight turns old industrial properties into just the right places for visual artists to gather and ignite energy.
The Baltimore Sun
August 21, 2002, 12pm PDT
City works with community leaders to create vibrant multi-cultural mecca at the heart of Rochester's booming Latino community.
Rochester Democrat And Chronicle
August 21, 2002, 6am PDT
Westwood Village in West Los Angeles is adjacent to UCLA and the city's most affluent neighborhoods. Yet it can't seem to succeed. Why?
The Los Angeles Times
August 20, 2002, 1pm PDT
Despite intensive local and national marketing of Detroit's sports and entertainment district, economic pessimism overshadows the opening of the new Ford Field.
The Detroit Free Press
August 20, 2002, 8am PDT
The City of Phoenix hopes to create a culturally mixed, active urban environment from oft vacant, but historic neighborhoods in onetime proposed stadium site.
The Arizona Republic