Community / Economic Development

July 8, 2002, 11am PDT
Despite Seattle's problems, the city -- and particularly its downtown -- still looks to be a pretty good bet, writes Joel Kotkin.
July 8, 2002, 7am PDT
In the 1980's Mooresville, N.C. was about to go broke. Today, through shrewd planning, it's known as Race City, USA, and become a popular destination.
The Los Angeles Times
July 6, 2002, 6am PDT
Howard Troxler, columnist for the St. Petersburg Times, offers commentary on a series of visioning exercises in the Tampa Bay area.
The St. Petersburg Times
July 5, 2002, 5am PDT
Just a few decades ago, many downtowns were seen as barren, lifeless places. What a difference two decades makes.
The Seattle Times
July 4, 2002, 7am PDT
Western European entrepreneurs are looking with increasing interest at the farming and development opportunities in Eastern Europe.
BBC News
July 4, 2002, 5am PDT
Canadian cities are feeling the strains of social polarization and growing ranks of very poor. Federico Burone says Latin American cities have some creative answers.
The Globe and Mail
July 2, 2002, 10am PDT
Most Washingtonians including those in working-class neighborhoods support redevelopment.
The Washington Post
July 2, 2002, 7am PDT
Residents oppose a $300 million Neighborhood Transformation Initiative in Philadelphia that aims to reverse blight by demolishing vacant buildings.
The Philadelphia Daily News
June 28, 2002, 6am PDT
City officials in Aurora, Colorado, are considering a plan to force out 40 "undesirable" businesses without compensation to make room for redevelopment.
The Denver Post
June 27, 2002, 3pm PDT
After years of failure, Arizona attracts a new international biotech research group.
The Arizona Republic
June 26, 2002, 10am PDT
Since 1990, over $1 billion in investment has transformed Tacoma's downtown into a lively hub of education, arts, and urban living.
Tacoma News Tribune
June 25, 2002, 5am PDT
The parameters have changed; no longer is saving money the sole motive for corporate America to move.
Urban Land Magazine
June 24, 2002, 10am PDT
Mid-sized Massachusetts cities, many thriving industrial towns in the 1950s, have faced decades of severe decline.
The Boston Globe
June 21, 2002, 1pm PDT
Smart City's weekly radio show features the organizer of the famous "Burning Man" project, and how festivals build community.
Smart City
June 21, 2002, 4am PDT
Cincinnati must find a better way of dealing with blighted buildings. A special housing court has been proposed, but The Cincinatti Post is skeptical.
The Cincinnati Post
June 20, 2002, 7am PDT
Wal-Mart announced it is no longer interested in replacing a thriving community hub with a store after small business owners protested.
The Denver Post
June 19, 2002, 10am PDT
To prosper, British cities should attract the "creative class" says Richard Florida.
The Guardian Unlimited
June 19, 2002, 9am PDT
Cities and states compete for biotech industries.
Business Week
June 18, 2002, 2pm PDT
A St. Louis response to the Brookings Institution report that claims no new regions can develop biotechnology.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 18, 2002, 7am PDT
Response to the report recently released by the Brookings Institution that claims that no regions except existing leaders can succeed in developing biotechnology.
The Arizona Republic