Community / Economic Development

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
February 8, 2003, 9am PST
Why are Europeans apparently poorer than Americans?
The Economist
February 5, 2003, 9am PST
Sierra Vista, Ariz., is leaning on its communal bonds as massive troop deployment saps the town's businesses.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 4, 2003, 11am PST
Ikea's plans for a megastore are blocked.
Home Town Advantage Bulletin
February 4, 2003, 9am PST
Civic Economics explores the pros and cons of chain retailing on local economies.
Civic Economics
February 3, 2003, 8am PST
Hollywood Boulevard is ground zero in the new battle against crime and urban blight.
The Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2003, 6am PST
The Asheville Citizen-Times begins a series on the renaissance of downtown Asheville, NC, and its future.
January 26, 2003, 5am PST
A proposal to use giant rubber dams in L.A.'s river would create a new artificial lake in Downtown Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times
January 25, 2003, 9am PST
Big retailers are opening smaller stores after realizing that not everybody likes shopping at a "superstore."
The New York Times
January 23, 2003, 7am PST
The Massachusetts State Supreme Court is to hear a case on whether a community essentially accepted a bribe to construct a power plant.
The Boston Globe
January 22, 2003, 6am PST
The Dean of the University of Michigan's architecture and urban design school shows the power urban design charrettes in Detroit.
The Detroit Free Press
January 21, 2003, 10am PST
Does $27 million in public subsidy for a superstore make for good economic development policy?
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 16, 2003, 10am PST
After years of efforts, could an influx of gay residents finally revitalize downtown Detroit?
The Boston Globe
January 15, 2003, 10am PST
The City of Soap Lake, WA, is considering a towering 60-foot-high lava lamp in the center of downtown to revive tourism.