May 3, 2016, 11am PDT
Brookings’ Bruce Katz explains how municipalities like Los Angeles can create thousands of jobs in advanced manufacturing through connecting planning, industry, innovation, and infrastructure efforts.
April 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Planning for active transportation is the new trend in urban development, according to the Urban Land Institute—and it pays off.
February 24, 2016, 12pm PST
The Brookings Institution mapped the proliferation of startup accelerators—an increasingly popular tool for economic growth.
February 23, 2016, 11am PST
Waste management and composting take an entrepreneurial twist through Cleveland millennials' burgeoning home-grown business.
December 13, 2015, 7am PST
Having the right mix of jobs in a local economy might be a predictor for future growth.
December 12, 2015, 7am PST
The Upstate Revitalization Initiative is also known as the "Upstate Hunger Games." $1.5 billion in available funding is certainly an attention grabber.
November 2, 2015, 1pm PST
Of all the sub-topics in urban planning and design, the ones likely to generate the most anxiety are those where land use planning intersects with economic development. Ben Brown ruminates.
October 31, 2015, 11am PDT
Research into the various shapes of cities in India may be able to predict the economic success of the city's residents.
October 19, 2015, 7am PDT
Dallas and Houston's expanding light rail systems are helping boost economic development as new commercial and residential development sprouts up around transit stations.
October 14, 2015, 10am PDT
With market pressures pushing landowners in London to build pricey new flats, local music venues are getting the boot; but does this make sense economically?
October 12, 2015, 7am PDT
The 82 municipalities that make up Greater Montreal are finally working together to forge a more sustainable, economically robust future.
October 11, 2015, 5am PDT
As the new arrivals—young, mostly white urbanites—have descended into some of Philadelphia's working class and immigrant neighborhoods, the push back by locals has been met with a push back by the gentrifiers.
June 29, 2015, 6am PDT
While they're currently in vogue, streetcars are only worthwhile if they can be a viable option for local residents. Unfortunately, this is rarely how the systems are designed.
June 20, 2015, 11am PDT
Big-box retailers' new tactic to slash their taxes is the latest example of why cities are better off saying no to the boxes and cultivating Main Streets instead.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
May 21, 2015, 12pm PDT
Natural gas drilling was recently approved in North Carolina, but new operations are now on hold until the state Supreme Court resolves an issue about the process for appointing environmental review positions.
April 2, 2015, 11am PDT
If the high level of entrepreneurship among immigrant populations is part culture, part economic necessity, what can community development organizations do to foster their success?
March 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
According to Brookings, this research is intended to inform local debates over the minimum wage. Drawing on Census data, the report finds that astronomical income gains are still concentrated among the biggest cities.
March 13, 2015, 10am PDT
It's just one block, but a block disrupted by changes happening just a quarter-mile away. So these businesses came together to rebrand their street and bring customers back.
February 24, 2015, 2pm PST
For half a century, suburbs surpassed city centers in population and job growth. These economic and demographic trends appear to be reversing. America's cities have grown faster than outlying areas and new research that jobs are coming with them.
Surging City Center Job Growth
February 6, 2015, 9am PST
The three very different stories of the building trades in Atlanta, Denver, and Portland show just how much urban development patterns affect workers.