Economic Development

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.
Nov 2, 2015   PlaceShakers
Research into the various shapes of cities in India may be able to predict the economic success of the city's residents.
Oct 31, 2015   Knowledge @ Wharton
Dallas and Houston's expanding light rail systems are helping boost economic development as new commercial and residential development sprouts up around transit stations.
Oct 19, 2015   PBS NewsHour
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?
Oct 14, 2015   Citymetric
The 82 municipalities that make up Greater Montreal are finally working together to forge a more sustainable, economically robust future.
Oct 12, 2015   Citiscope
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.
Oct 11, 2015   PhillyMag
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.
Jun 29, 2015   ULI Urban Land Magazine
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.
Jun 20, 2015   Institute for Local Self-Reliance
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.
May 21, 2015   WRAL
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?
Apr 2, 2015   Rooflines
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.
Mar 28, 2015   Brookings Institution