Community / Economic Development

According to a Quinnipiac University Poll, New Yorkers upstate, downstate, Democrat, and Republican, all supported Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to ban fracking—only energy companies and some businesses and property owners expressed dismay.
Yesterday   Newsmax
(Updated 11/13/2014) Opinion
Nov 12, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
When China relaxed its rigid one-child policy last November, health officials were expecting an additional two million births to result. As of Sept. 30, they have received only 804,000 applications from eligible couples.
Nov 11, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
Susan Henderson looks to Berlin's delectable shopfronts for pointers. Not from the usual suspects like Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstrasse, but from the neighborhoods of Prenzlaur Berg, Scheunenviertal, Kreuzberg, and of course, Hackeschen Höfe.
Nov 10, 2014   PlaceShakers
Charles Marohn assesses some of the economic benefits of traditional commercial development as compared to those of auto-oriented commercial development.
Nov 8, 2014   The American Conservative
Federal judge Steven Rhodes approved Detroit’s plan to shed $7 billion of the total $18 billion debt.
Nov 8, 2014   The Washington Post
A small non-profit in Portland, Oregon is attempting to provide neighborhood-based historic and cultural information for residents and tourists in specific, unique ways.
Nov 7, 2014   Urbanful
As discussed on Longbeachize by Brian Addison, a new movement in Long Beach is working to make bikesharing more accessible for marginalized communities.
Nov 6, 2014   Longbeachize
With the backing of powerful nonprofit and for-profit investors, the Housing Partnership Equity Trust is making waves with its triple bottom line approach to affordable housing. More importantly, it’s making money.
Nov 4, 2014   Next City
Some years ago I spent a day canvassing on behalf of a city council candidate with whom I was friendly. At dusk, I traded my leftover door hangers for an armload of lawn signs. I brought them home and quite pathetically propped one up in the courtyard of my building, next to my front door.  Opinion
Nov 4, 2014   By Josh Stephens
A recent post identifies a sweet spot in the urban market: affordable cities like Cincinnati and others in the Rust Belt that provide an attractive alternative to more expensive, if more famous, cities on the coasts.
Nov 1, 2014   New Geography