Economic Recession

December 4, 2009, 7am PST
Despite the unfortunate timing of its renovation, Cleveland's Euclid corridor continues to drive development for the city.
The Plain Dealer
November 25, 2009, 12pm PST
This Colorado city and four others across the nation have made early moves toward sustainability, innovation, and clean technology.
Christian Science Monitor
November 18, 2009, 10am PST
Smaller cities are showing signs of struggle, as the amount of college-educated residents continues to drop. Coupled with the economic recession, smaller cities seems to be taking a harder economic hit than their larger counterparts.
Kansas City Star
November 10, 2009, 2pm PST
The American dream is alive and well in Detroit, as artists, urban farmers, and intellectuals see opportunity.
New Geography
October 14, 2009, 10am PDT
States across the US are stepping up their efforts to attract business from outside their borders. New Hampshire woos investors from its neighbors and the California-Nevada rivalry heats up.
BBC News
September 28, 2009, 1pm PDT
The World, the artificial islands being constructed off the coast of Dubai in the shape of a global map, has been officially canceled.
The Times
September 22, 2009, 9am PDT
Neosho, Missouri, facing a severe budget crisis, is searching its inventory for property it can sell off. Some say the easy properties have already been sold.
The Joplin Globe
September 20, 2009, 11am PDT
Retailers like Best Buy, Kohl's and Apple evidently think the market is looking up, and are planning to open new stores. But, Retail Traffic Magazine reports, retailers are going to be a lot pickier about site selection this time around.
Retail Traffic Magazine
September 15, 2009, 7am PDT
The economic downturn has brought much development in Moscow to a halt. But for some preservationists, that's a good thing.
The Christian Science Monitor
September 10, 2009, 1pm PDT
As construction has slowed in Dallas, its office of Preservation and Planning has seen a large deficit in funding from fees. Half of its positions could be on the chopping block. Preservationists worry, while officials say they have bigger concerns.
The Dallas Morning News
September 4, 2009, 6am PDT
Atlanta's Beltline project is one of the most ambitious transportation plans the city has seen in decades, but the downturn in the economy could wreak havoc on its progress.
The Signal
September 3, 2009, 12pm PDT
A new documentary tracks the meltdown of Wall Street and its impact on housing throughout the country. <em>The New York Times</em> offers this review.
The New York Times
September 2, 2009, 6am PDT
Once a booming mideast Las Vegas, Dubai is struggling amid the economic downturn. As a result, bills are going unpaid. By some estimates, UK engineers and architects are owed more than $652 million. One architect breaks his silence on the issue.
Building
August 20, 2009, 9am PDT
Big metropolitan transit agencies are struggling through the recession, with many considering cutting services and raising fares, according to astudy by Transportation For America and Transportation Equity Network.
Reuters
August 16, 2009, 1pm PDT
Some economists are starting to believe that the U.S. is on its way to economic recovery. But recovery from what, asks William Shutkin in this piece. He suggests the recovery should really be a discovery of better ways of developing and using land.
Citiwire
August 14, 2009, 9am PDT
Representatives from a handful of the country's "fastest-dying cities" met recently in Dayton, Ohio to try to figure out how they could revive their economies and reverse the decline that has been slowly strangling them of jobs, money and people.
The Wall Street Journal
August 12, 2009, 7am PDT
Local currencies are seeing a resurgence in American communities.
Los Angeles Times
July 24, 2009, 6am PDT
These two posts from Richard Florida look at how housing is faring during the economic recession. He looks at home prices in 300 metro areas, and how things have changed between the peak in 2006 to today.
Creative Class Exchange
July 7, 2009, 8am PDT
Officials in Portland are hoping to move forward on plans to bring a bike sharing system to the city. But with little money in the budget, implementing the system may take longer than expected.
The Oregonian
June 23, 2009, 12pm PDT
The economic downturn has halted many projects in Dubai, but the show's not over in the elaborate emirate. In fact, its patterns of development may even be spreading to other cities around the world.
Los Angeles Times