Economic Development

The city of Springdale, Arkansas is hoping to leverage plans for the Razorback Greenway into a downtown revival.
Jul 6, 2014   Arkansas Business
Farmers' markets serve many purposes. Eponymously, and most simply, they are venues at which farmers can sell their products to consumers. Opinion
Jul 5, 2014   By Lisa Feldstein
NPR presents the BEA's Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan as Infographic
May 22, 2014   National Public Radio
Living Cities set out to lend money to community development financial institutions in five distressed cities but were met with a mountain of challenges. Here are the lessons learned from addressing the lack of "capital absorption capacity."
May 14, 2014   Shelterforce Magazine
Larry Kosmont, CRE, President and CEO of Kosmont Companies, spoke with The Planning Report about tools for creating economic development in California without redevelopment agencies and traditional tax increment financing.
Mar 18, 2014   The Planning Report
Chuck Eckenstahler examines the “Benton Harbor Rule”—the desired funding and support that comes from a designation by the federal government as “metropolitan.” But does the “metropolitan” designation pay off as intended?
Mar 12, 2014   Urbanophile
Cities are, by definition, places where many people and activities locate close together, which maximizes accessibility, that is, it reduces the cost to people and businesses of reaching goods, services and activities. Space is always constrained in cities. Opinion
Mar 10, 2014   By Todd Litman
Last Wednesday, an estimated 700,000—more than the city's population of 635,000—welcomed the Seahawks home, without major incident. Writing in The Atlantic Cities, Chuck Wolfe describes five lessons for placemaking through words and photographs.
Feb 8, 2014   The Atlantic Cities
The Los Angeles 2020 Commission released a report that presents a scathing portrayal of Los Angeles, including a section on the city’s broken planning process.
Jan 9, 2014   Los Angeles Times
In the United States, homeownership has long been touted as a sign of personal success and national prosperity. But a comparison of homeownership levels to economic health across 41 countries shows an inverse correlation.
Sep 17, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Respected consulting firm McKinsey & Company offers a detailed report on the steps city leaders around the world take to transform their cities into great places to live and work.
Sep 5, 2013   McKinsey & Company