Community / Economic Development

June 1, 2016, 12pm PDT
The San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture believes the NFL Chargers’ downtown stadium proposal is full of risk and lost opportunities. AIA - SD opines the existing stadium site is superior both for the fan and the taxpayer.
UrbDeZine
June 1, 2016, 6am PDT
NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design, recently wrapped up its fourth season. To learn more about who makes up the design community, photographer Charles Aydlett asked attendees how they would like to see design evolve in the city.
Doggerel
Blog post
June 1, 2016, 5am PDT
Contrary to recent claims, the evidence really does indicate that compact, multi-modal neighborhoods tend to be most affordable overall, considering both housing and transportation costs.
Todd Litman
May 31, 2016, 11am PDT
Detroit's aggressive blight reduction strategy, to demolish vacant homes by the thousands, is coming under scrutiny for rising costs. The FBI and the U.S. Inspector General are investigating.
Detroit Free Press
May 29, 2016, 7am PDT
An already controversial proposal to disperse homeless shelters and service around Washington, D.C. is finding new ways to be controversial.
Greater Greater Washington
May 29, 2016, 5am PDT
The retail sector got a wake up call this month.
The Record
May 28, 2016, 5am PDT
The owner of the MLS's Orlando City soccer team has found an innovative way to finance his team's new $156 million stadium, funded by foreign buyers of American green cards.
New York Times
May 25, 2016, 2pm PDT
Hospitals, medical research centers, and the like are supposed to represent health, but are often an unappealing and monolithic presence in the urban landscape. How can the form of health centers fall in line with their function?
The Brookings Institution
May 25, 2016, 6am PDT
Gustav Milne makes a simple argument via The Guardian: urbanization "is bad for us."
The Guardian
May 24, 2016, 10am PDT
if a community planning effort is to be judged by the degree to which all voices are heard, then anything short of a big turnout is going to feel like failure. Ben Brown talks equitable engagement, and aligning promises with implementation.
PlaceShakers
May 24, 2016, 6am PDT
As the debate about whether people prefer to live in the suburbs or the big city rages on, data from the U.S. Census reveals a clear preference on the part of economic trends in the wake of the Great Recession.
The Washington Post
May 23, 2016, 11am PDT
Middle class African-Americans are fleeing Chicago due to crime, not due to being priced out, as is common elsewhere. "On average more than 10,000 African-Americans leave the city every," reports Brandis Friedman of WTTW for the PBS NewsHour.
PBS NewsHour
May 23, 2016, 9am PDT
A Chicago nonprofit drew criticism for opposing the planned Lucas Museum in favor of a large parking lot. But the organization says it fits into their mission of promoting open space.
Chi.Streetsblog
May 23, 2016, 6am PDT
Community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs originally let local buyers support local growers. But with a rise in subscription-based "food box" clubs, it's getting harder to say what a real CSA looks like.
philly.com
May 22, 2016, 7am PDT
Kinder Institute director William Fulton discusses Houston's changing demographics and economic prospects. He sees the city as a place to pioneer and implement solutions to Sun Belt problems.
Next City
May 21, 2016, 9am PDT
A Seattle writer makes the case for a new school to be located in Downtown Seattle.
The Urbanist
May 18, 2016, 10am PDT
Rebuilding after a major disaster offers a unique opportunity for a community to step back and ask how it wants to build.
Treehugger
May 18, 2016, 6am PDT
For governments and institutions, creative placemaking means knowing when to let go. Scott Doyon explains.
PlaceShakers
May 17, 2016, 10am PDT
A media blitz scheduled for June 29, 2016 will offer an unprecedented display of "solutions-oriented journalism."
The New York Times
May 17, 2016, 5am PDT
New research suggests urban agriculture’s biggest yields are social, cultural, and educational.
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