Economy

Following recent bad news about the sluggish growth of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), the Brooking Institution reminds policy makers that growth does not necessarily trickle down to economic well-being.
6 days ago   Brookings Institution
The Washington Post performs a sort of reverse archaeology: looking skyward to the heights of building for a record of the country's economic fortunes.
Jan 11, 2016   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
We would do well to withhold our praise of another seemingly new composite index such as the Social Progress Index.
Dec 1, 2015   Thriving Cities Blog
Some think President Obama legislates from the "big government" end of the political spectrum, but when it comes to land use, at least, he's getting advice that local real estate markets should be liberated from too much regulation.
Nov 23, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
City planners should be wary of any predictions that downplay the unknowability of the future by projecting present conditions onto it.
Nov 5, 2015   Thriving Cities Blog
This week Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas submitted permits to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a 550-mile natural gas pipeline across three mid-Atlantic states.
Sep 22, 2015   WRAL
Studies show building NFL stadiums drain tax revenues and don't boost local economies. What about NFL teams themselves? Land use attorney (and football fan) Bill Adams argues that they rob support from local college teams and local economies.
Aug 24, 2015   UrbDeZine
A report from the National League of Cities mines the political leadership of 251 cities for insights into the state of local economies.
Aug 13, 2015   The Urban Edge
Institutional projects, and the end of winter, are driving a resurgent architecture industry.
Jul 28, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper
The affordability crisis and congestion are just two of the signs of the dominance of cities in the economic recovery, according to an article in the Washington Post. In fact, outside of cities, it doesn't look much like a recovery at all.
Nov 19, 2014   The Washington Post
"We asked the question: How much higher would total earnings and economic output have been in 2012 if racial differences in income were eliminated"...
Nov 16, 2014   Shelterforce/Rooflines