Economy

September 21, 2008, 5am PDT
Foreclosures and economic hardships have caused a proliferation of tent cities across the U.S.
Associated Press
September 1, 2008, 9am PDT
The real estate industry has been slow to realize the development world is changing, according to Scott Polikov who writes that "the fundamentals of the 'bedroom community' economy have collapsed."
Citiwire
August 28, 2008, 7am PDT
New census figures have been released, showing a rise in median household income and more people with health insurance. But experts warn that the figures do not account for the recent slump in the economy.
The Seattle Times
Blog post
July 9, 2008, 1pm PDT

The newest Drew Carey video at Reason.tvMexicans and Machines: Why Its Time to Lay Off NAFTA—is (IMHO) brilliant, and triggered more than a couple of thoughts about how technology and progress creates practical challenges for planning.

Samuel Staley
June 11, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Thanks to industrialized agriculture, there’s a wide gulf between those who produce food and those who consume it. Too many city-dwellers lack access to nutritious, non-processed foods. Dave Steel thinks that urban agriculture is the key.</p>
The Next American City
May 23, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A national survey shows that despite the depression in the housing market, landscape architects across the U.S. continue to get work.</p>
Daily Journal of Commerce, Portland, OR
May 13, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>The northern California city of Vallejo has declared bankruptcy, becoming one of few cities and the largest in the state to do so. Other struggling cities are watching closely to see if the strategy helps to save the city.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 29, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>While housing markets in the rest of the country reel from the mortgage crisis, Irvine, the city that was once home to 18 subprime lenders, is seeing its local economy suffer as the effects of high profile bankruptcies ripples to other businesses.</p>
CNN Money
March 24, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>The economic slowdown has caused a slowdown in growth, even in the Salt Lake City area -- recently one of the nation's fastest growing regions. This editorial calls on officials to use the slowdown as a chance to reconsider the area's growth pattern.</p>
The Salt Lake Tribune
March 20, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>J.P. Morgan's federally-back purchase of Bear Stearns holds billions in dubious "mortgage backed securities," and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are pumping hundreds of billions into the market. Time may be running out for the Federal Reserve.</p>
The Huffington Post
March 19, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Buildings are being renovated all over downtown Washington D.C., and as they rise so does the city's tax revenue.</p>
The Washington Post
March 18, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Robert Pollin &amp; Heidi Garrett-Peltier writing in <em>The Nation</em> show that the U.S. has spent hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq that could have been much more productively invested in public goods like sustainable infrastructure.</p>
The Nation
March 10, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Housing price drops in cities like Miami have "vulture-like" buyers swooping in to snatch up properties.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
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