Economy

Energy is the key to the economy, so it should be used wisely. A new report shows that the United States performs very poorly in making the most of its resources.
Jul 18, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
During the American Planning Association's (APA) 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta, the APA announced findings from a national opinion survey that shows a clear interest in place-making among the concerns of Americans of all ages.
May 1, 2014   American Planning Association
The United State Conference of Mayors recently released a report projecting moderate growth for almost all of the country’s metropolitan areas. A survey of coverage on the report reveals multiple readings of the state of the economy.
Jan 31, 2014   New Geography
In April, Gov. Opinion
Jun 3, 2013   By Michael Lewyn
Some cities are fighting back against the mortgage crisis, using eminent domain to seize and write down troubled mortgages, keeping homeowners in their homes and keeping local economies afloat, writes Peter S. Goodman.
Oct 2, 2012   Huffington Post
Stephan Salisbury details how the cultural sector in Philadelphia has grown to support the region's economic vitality.
Sep 26, 2012   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Mark Stryker writes on Grand Rapids' ArtPrize, a citywide art competition that awards prize money based on public vote, and has been a boon to artists and the local economy. It is now inspiring other cities to host their own such events.
Sep 18, 2012   Detroit Free Press
Winnie Hu reports on how the reopening of the 65th Street Rail Yard in Brooklyn last week is part of a wider, regional rail expansion effort that aims to revive the moribund industry in order to boost economic and environmental benefits.
Jul 25, 2012   The New York Times
Teresa Burney reports on PulteGroup's new marketing services geared towards understanding the Gen Y demographic as new potential homeowners.
Jul 11, 2012   Builder
While glimmers of a recovery can be seen in the eyes of private business, local governments continue to see red, shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Jun 21, 2012   The New York Times
Frugality, a lack of debt, and a government focused on high production, low inflation and extensive social services are the secrets to providing many Germans with a standard of living higher than Americans making twice as much.
Jan 26, 2012   Los Angeles Times