Democrats in congress are trying to divert some federal bailout money to cities and counties, where job losses are crippling municipal services.
Apr 27, 2010 Los Angeles Times
Only 16 of 384 metropolitan areas saw job increases over the last year, according to a new study.
Apr 24, 2010 MSNBC
In a survey developed by Pepperdine's School of Public Policy for New Geography, Joel Kotkin says the results are depressing. Only 13 metro areas saw any job growth in the last year.
Apr 22, 2010 New Geography
More and more people working in the San Francisco Bay Area are opting for cheaper housing outside the region. Some are going way outside the region, commuting by airplane from Portland or Seattle.
Apr 22, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
Housing devaluation and job loss are the two major problems affecting America's urban areas. But as this article from <em>Governing</em> explains, those two problems are playing out in drastically different ways from metro to metro.
Apr 22, 2010 Governing
North Dakota is undergoing a jobs boom right now, but it doesn't have the housing stock to match the new increase in workers.
Apr 21, 2010 The New York Times
<em>Next American City</em> talks with the Brookings Institution's Elizabeth Kneebone about the growth of poverty in suburban areas.
Apr 21, 2010 Next American City
Silos and smokestacks are the way of the past for rural area development, according to economist Mark Drabenstott who offers a new idea for bringing economic activity to rural places.
Apr 19, 2010 The Daily Yonder
This piece from <em>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</em> looks at how the city is trying to coerce itself into the new idea- and innovation-based economy.
Mar 30, 2010 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The city of Portland is moving ahead with a $47 million shelter and services project known as the Resource Access Center. It's the largest efforts underway to solve the city's notorious homelessness problem.
Mar 25, 2010 The New York Times