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Community / Economic Development

New research examines the role of public investments in gentrification.
5 hours ago   CityLab
As it vies to host the 2024 Summer Games, Boston's plan envisions two new permanent neighborhoods built with a mix of public and private investment. The final decision will take place in September.
Jul 26, 2015   Boston Globe
A recent report finds that more people are living in poverty in suburban areas than in the more urban areas of the Twin Cities region.
Jul 25, 2015   MPR News
Supporters of New Urbanism may live across the political spectrum, but they all want to live in traditional neighborhoods.
Jul 24, 2015   Pacific Standard
The Northern California city of Arcata has long tolerated the production of California's most second-most-lucrative mood-altering crop. Now, the city is considering an official zoning designation to accommodate marijuana production.
Jul 24, 2015   Next City
The city of Philadelphia's Doors and Windows Ordinance applied the Broken Windows Theory to positive results.
Jul 22, 2015   Pacific Standard
A $250 million project, eight years in the making, returned inpatient hospital care to the neighborhoods of South Los Angeles.
Jul 22, 2015   Los Angeles Times
The recovery of Las Vegas, hit hard by the Great Recession, resembles the recovery of the rest of the country—uneven and innovative.
Jul 20, 2015   The Economist
Insightful designers continue to seek a better future for Los Angeles architecture by way of L.A. urbanism.
Jul 20, 2015   Places Journal
The city of Portland has allocated funding for the purchase of land reported to be under consideration as the new location of a large homeless camp called Right 2 Dream Too.
Jul 19, 2015   The Oregonian
Looking for granular illustrations of the details of local economies? Look no further.
Jul 17, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog