January 20, 2010, 7am PST
Portland, Oregon, is held high on a pedestal for innovative urban planning and development. But the city has its drawbacks and needs to face them, writes Aaron M. Renn.
January 8, 2010, 8am PST
California stimulus projects and job creation are being delayed by a state office tasked with reviewing federally-funded construction projects to prevent adverse affects on historic sites, according to a new report.
December 31, 2009, 12pm PST
<em>U.S. News and World Report</em> has named urban planning one of its 50 top careers for 2010.
U.S. News And World Report
December 29, 2009, 8am PST
Architects and carpenters are among this list of the nine jobs hit hardest by the recession in 2009.
November 25, 2009, 10am PST
Unemployment is spreading across the country like a rash. This video tracks the changing unemployment in American counties since January 2007.
November 8, 2009, 5am PST
After twenty years of reunification, the eastern part of Germany is finally beginning to lure educated workers back.
October 19, 2009, 11am PDT
Japan wants to end its spending on wasteful construction projects, which are the cause of the country's massive debt. But for one small town on the verge of losing a dam, the "wasteful" project is the center of the local economy.
October 3, 2009, 11am PDT
A new report from the Economic Research Service looks at how the economic recession is affecting rural areas. For the most part, things are a lot worse in America's nonmetro areas.
September 25, 2009, 11am PDT
Westward migration in the U.S. seems to be slowing, as jobs dry up overcrowding begins pushing people away.
September 24, 2009, 9am PDT
Rural areas have been losing population for decades, creating what some are calling a "rural brain drain". According to this article, the hollowing out of these rural areas will have negative impacts beyond the borders of those small towns.
The Chronicle for Higher Education
September 5, 2009, 11am PDT
English Prime Minister Gordon Brown is confident that the 2012 Summer Olympics will bring a big economic benefit to London. But with costs rising beyond expectations, some are skeptical of the PM's prediction.
August 20, 2009, 6am PDT
Beijing could be heading towards a sprawling future, according to a new report from the World Bank. Despite expanding transit options, the location of jobs is pushing more people out from the center of the city.
The New York Times Style Magazine
August 12, 2009, 9am PDT
The population of Florida has decreased by about 50,000 people between April 2008 and April 2009, according to demographers at the University of Florida.
August 6, 2009, 7am PDT
This infographic from <em>Good</em> shows how unemployment numbers compare in various metros in the country.
August 2, 2009, 7am PDT
Entrepreneurs are flocking to New Orleans, a boom that some expect to help bring employment levels 98.8% of the way back to pre-Hurricane Katrina levels by 2016.
July 31, 2009, 11am PDT
The population of illegal immigrants in Arizona has dropped by a third, the biggest drop in the nation.
July 30, 2009, 8am PDT
Focusing on aspects like earning potential and lifestyle cost, a consulting group has determined the 20 best Canadian cities for young people.
July 26, 2009, 5am PDT
This piece from <em>Forbes</em> looks at which cities will recover fastest from the recession -- and which ones won't.
July 7, 2009, 8am PDT
I knew it was going to be a madhouse in downtown L.A. for Michael Jacksons memorial service, but I had to go see what it was like for the urban novelty of a huge swath of downtown closed off for thousands of fans and mourners.
June 13, 2009, 5am PDT
Restorationists and environmentalists are placing their focus on urban streams and creeks, which struggle with urban pollution. Working to clean them up is turning out to be a good way to create jobs and stimulate the local economy.