Community / Economic Development

The nation's third lowest gas tax will likely see a 10-cent gas tax hike—with or without Gov. Nikki Haley's signature, who insists on a larger income tax reduction than in the bill that overwhelmingly passed the House and is now in the Senate.
18 hours ago   WSOC
A regional coalition has spent three years planning a network of greenspaces that will span in the Tri-State area surrounding Memphis, Tennessee. The Greenprint 2015/2040 plan was released to the public last week.
Feb 11, 2015   Memphis Business Journal
Chuck Wolfe underscores the importance of a holistic view of urban places, referencing themes of common experience, aesthetics, feelings of happiness, safety, or security—a basic narrative of the city that often goes beyond first impressions.
Feb 11, 2015   The Huffington Post
Journalist Kathleen Sharp, whose great-grandfather worked on the transcontinental railroad, draws comparisons between that epic achievement and the construction of California's high speed rail in this New York Times op-ed.
Feb 10, 2015   The New York Times - Opinion
Planners have good reason to be thoughtful on the occasion of Black History Month. One blogger offers reflections and insight that should inspire thoughtfulness the rest of the year, too.
Feb 8, 2015   Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space
New research provides sorely needed tools for illustrating the neighborhoods that suffer a lack of transportation options to access jobs and opportunity.
Feb 7, 2015   Next City
The three very different stories of the building trades in Atlanta, Denver, and Portland show just how much urban development patterns affect workers.
Feb 6, 2015   Shelterforce
Seven incredibly useful market research tools for local governments.
Feb 5, 2015   Civicly
Just as plummeting oil prices have caused state and federal political leaders to consider raising gas taxes, leaders in developing nations, both oil producers and consumers, are considering reductions in national energy subsidies.
Feb 5, 2015   The New York Times
Journalist's Resource provides a one-stop shop for research on the subject of policies to regenerate urban areas once in decline.
Feb 4, 2015   Journalist's Resource
An Atlanta suburb is moving forward with a plan to create a gaming report, unprecedented in the state, to invigorate a languishing part of town.
Feb 3, 2015   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution