Community / Economic Development

The easy part for politicians at both the city and the county of Los Angeles is over. Funding their plans to improve services for the homeless will be the hard part.
Yesterday   Los Angeles Times
A new guidebook by the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre can help improve a critical part of the job for all planners.
Dec 7, 2015   Project For Public Spaces
Known for its unique Moorish Revival architecture, and beset by a host of urban problems, the Miami suburb may have found its savior in Germane Barnes. The young architect and planner aims to revitalize the area without gentrifying it.
Dec 6, 2015   Curbed
The Innovation Team in Mobile shows that sometimes innovation can be delivered through commonplace technology.
Dec 6, 2015   Governing
Brazil is rethinking it's approach to water infrastructure. Brazilian think-tank Arq Futuro and Arup's Pablo Lazo give their take on the state of South America's most populous country.
Dec 4, 2015   Doggerel
New Ruralism is about rural communities finding new and sustainable approaches to create economic opportunities, provide livable-wage jobs, improve access to local foods, and offer better aging-in-place options.
Dec 3, 2015   Maine Association of Planners Front Page
Planners and citizens in Detroit are wrapping up a year's worth of research and community engagement before drafting an urban livestock ordinance.
Dec 3, 2015   The Detroit News
There are 200 community land trusts in the country, so the idea clearly has traction. With three organizations pursuing new community land trusts, the model might soon have a new test bed in Baltimore as well.
Dec 2, 2015   The Baltimore Sun
The neighborhood of Homewood in Pittsburgh, PA is poised is poised for new investment but is still far from a gentrification tipping point. A proposed "cluster plan" walks a fine line for the neighborhood's future.
Dec 1, 2015   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
We would do well to withhold our praise of another seemingly new composite index such as the Social Progress Index.
Dec 1, 2015   Thriving Cities Blog
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity has already been hard at work renovating homes and improving communities, with an ambitious goal to renovate 100 more homes in the next three years.
Dec 1, 2015   Cleveland.com