Economy

July 7, 2016, 11am PDT
Canceled projects, price discounts, and increased incentives to buyers are already showing up in real estate developments in key U.S. regions, writes estate and affordable housing adviser Michael P. Russell. He reviews some key indicators.
UrbDeZine
February 1, 2016, 1pm PST
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.
Brookings Institution
January 11, 2016, 1pm PST
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.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
December 1, 2015, 10am PST
We would do well to withhold our praise of another seemingly new composite index such as the Social Progress Index.
Thriving Cities Blog
November 23, 2015, 9am PST
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.
The Wall Street Journal
November 5, 2015, 2pm PST
City planners should be wary of any predictions that downplay the unknowability of the future by projecting present conditions onto it.
Thriving Cities Blog
September 22, 2015, 10am PDT
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.
WRAL
August 24, 2015, 11am PDT
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.
UrbDeZine
August 13, 2015, 5am PDT
A report from the National League of Cities mines the political leadership of 251 cities for insights into the state of local economies.
The Urban Edge
July 28, 2015, 5am PDT
Institutional projects, and the end of winter, are driving a resurgent architecture industry.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 19, 2014, 5am PST
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.
The Washington Post
November 16, 2014, 5am PST
"We asked the question: How much higher would total earnings and economic output have been in 2012 if racial differences in income were eliminated"...
Shelterforce/Rooflines
July 18, 2014, 2pm PDT
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.
The Wall Street Journal
May 1, 2014, 1pm PDT
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.
American Planning Association
January 31, 2014, 12pm PST
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.
New Geography
Blog post
June 3, 2013, 5pm PDT
Shutting down cities as a response to terrorism makes such violence more rewarding and thus more tempting.
Michael Lewyn
October 2, 2012, 7am PDT
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.
Huffington Post
September 26, 2012, 7am PDT
Stephan Salisbury details how the cultural sector in Philadelphia has grown to support the region's economic vitality.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 18, 2012, 8am PDT
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.
Detroit Free Press
July 25, 2012, 9am PDT
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.
The New York Times