With the convention industry still hobbled by the effects of the recession, and a glut of convention space across America hungering for events, cities are going to extreme lengths to attract the expected injections to their local economies.
Oct 15, 2012 The Wall Street Journal
As cities across America continue to pour public funds into limited use venues in their downtowns, <em>American Dirt</em> looks at why such venues, and convention centers in particular, refuse to engage with their surrounding streets or neighborhood.
Jul 27, 2012 American Dirt
Despite a dramatic decline in the number of, and attendance at, conventions nationwide, cities across America are investing their limited resources in building and upgrading convention centers. Fred A. Bernstein explores the irony.
May 16, 2012 Architectural Record
Plans to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles hinge on more than football. A major element in making the idea work financially for the city is to make it an attractive site for conventions and conferences.
Mar 18, 2011 Los Angeles Times
Houston Rodeo is actually hurting some businesses around Reliant Center.
Mar 16, 2010 KUHF Houston Public Radio
Robert Campbell argues that Boston's planned expansion of the convention center should be mixed-use and urban in nature.
Dec 23, 2009 The Boston Globe
In this article from <em>Next American City</em>, Josh Stephens looks at the role convention centers play in cities, the high hopes cities have for them, and the often poor returns they offer.
Jun 24, 2009 Next American City