Economic Development

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
Drawing on longtime efforts to promote livability at the neighborhood, city, and regional level, Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Rick Cole recently highlighted lessons learned about "urban revitalization."
Dec 10, 2014   The Planning Report
Jose Corona of Inner City Advisors urges: to truly transform local neighborhoods, we must shift our attention to invest in enterprise scale, not start-ups, as a long-lasting solution for creating good jobs.
Nov 23, 2014   Shelterforce Magazine
In a plot line of the documentary Gaining Ground, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative fights to keep the lines of communication open with a large, partner nonprofit when a major conflict threatens their relationship.
Nov 18, 2014   Rooflines
"We asked the question: How much higher would total earnings and economic output have been in 2012 if racial differences in income were eliminated"...
Nov 16, 2014   Shelterforce/Rooflines
ProMedica is a locally owned nonprofit healthcare organization that is in the process of moving 900 employees from various suburban locations in the Toledo area into its newly renovated riverfront headquarters in Downtown Toledo.
Nov 14, 2014   The Toledo Blade
Blog Post
After the large scale abandonment of central cities in the 1950s-1970s, many urban municipalities lacked both vibrancy in their commercial districts and resources to reinvest in better urban infrastructure and security. Blog Post
Sep 24, 2014   By JPER
New report by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate describes specific actions which can strengthen economic performance and reduce climate change risks. A key strategy is to build better, more productive cities.
Sep 17, 2014   Better Growth Better Climate
What's your elevator pitch on why placemaking matters? Here's a couple rounded up by Hazel Borys, and some numbers that help refine their message.
Sep 16, 2014   PlaceShakers
Now more than ever, creative professionals are turning their attention to community development. While this trend toward good design is exciting, it’s harder to find in rural areas. Here are a few ideas from the forefront of rural design.
Aug 14, 2014   CommunityMatters
A look at how streets affect health, social interaction, and economic development by Marissa Reilly, a Berkeley-based urban planner and Lillian Jacobson, a master’s candidate at MIT.
Aug 13, 2014   UrbDeZine