Community / Economic Development

Can cities be at the forefront of tackling climate change? According to forthcoming research by Arup and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, cities play a crucial role in addressing this pressing issue.
Yesterday   Doggerel
After a protracted controversy, the United States Olympic Committee officially terminated the bid for Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
Jul 28, 2015   New York Times
Buffalo made its fortune in long-gone heavy industries such as steel. Now a new industrial revolution—in renewable energy—is bringing new life to the coldest, northernmost city of the American Rust Belt.
Jul 27, 2015   New York Times
To preserve views, zoning rules from 2006 require adequate distance between residential towers of a certain height. As developers chafe against the restriction, residents still worry they'll be left facing a wall.
Jul 27, 2015   The Seattle Times
The general principle is simple: more density equals lower prices and less environmental impact. But suburbia's imprint is deep, both on cities themselves and on how we expect to inhabit them.
Jul 27, 2015   Grist
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