Economic Recession

An article surveys Lima, Ohio's long-term residents, politicians, and economy to weave a narrative tracing the ups and downs of the shrinking small town.
3 days ago   Rolling Stone
Across the country, a growing number of towns, cities and other local governments are seeking refuge in havens that many states provide as alternatives to federal bankruptcy court.
Oct 31, 2010   New York Times
In the last ten years, more than two thirds of poverty growth has happened in suburban areas of American cities. According to Brookings', social services such as transit have failed to keep up in the face of decreasing tax revenue.
Oct 16, 2010   The Next American City
Richard Florida argues that edge cities ravaged by the recession should take cues from urban development patterns to spur growth.
Oct 11, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
While other parts of the country see economic improvement, Las Vegas continues to experience the deepest crisis of its modern history. Is its leisure-based economy to blame?
Oct 10, 2010   The New York Times
Derek Thompson reports on the twenty strongest metro areas and the major factors behind their success in recovering from the recession. He concludes that the country "did not experience an even, cross-country recession."
Sep 10, 2010   The Atlantic
Aaron Renn argues that when it comes to thinking on large cities, "too many people remain stuck in the 90s." Now that the recession has civic finances in a vice grip, we ought to focus not on condos or bike shares, but straightforward job creation.
Aug 23, 2010   New Geography
The crash of the economy happened at the right time for gentrifying downtown Los Angeles, according to this piece from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>.
Aug 9, 2010   Los Angeles Times
Wal-Mart is succeeding in convincing Chicago politicians that it will create sustainable "employment and revenue for the city." The predominantly suburban-based supercenter chain is trying to move into denser urban areas.
Jun 28, 2010   New York Times
Joel Kotkin describes the plight of a Los Angeles economy that has lost "one-fifth of all its employment since 2004." Once a hopeful generator of new jobs and technology, the area has suffered the most of all the Sunbelt metros.
Jun 16, 2010   New Geography
Joel Kotkin examines the causes of growing disaffection among Britain's youth and the associated class conflicts that were highlighted by the recent general election.
Jun 7, 2010   New Geography