Inspired by three books published in the last year that help to elucidate the role of cities and density in making people and countries richer, Ezra Klein compiles some lessons for economic development in the United States.
Mar 13, 2012 The Washington Post
Writer Tara Sturm explores the merits of incremental urbanism on revitalization efforts with the help of L.A. architect Alan Pullman, highlighting grassroots, community-driven economic development.
Feb 3, 2012 Buildipedia.com
A new bridge completed this month is a key element in a $1.5 billion "superhighway" intended to bring economic development and the rule of law to a place now dominated by some of the country’s biggest illegal drug growers and gangsters.
Jan 31, 2012 The Washington Post
Bruce Katz and Judith Rodin identify the forward thinking and innovative solutions that collaborative groups are implementing to restore prosperity to their communities.
Jan 18, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Jobs of the future will be located in areas with some of the fastest bandwidth in the world -- and American is in sorry shape, writes columnist Thomas Friedman in <em>The New York Times</em>.
Jan 5, 2012 The New York Times
The court's decision is likely to have far-reaching effects on how cities in California finance and facilitate urban redevelopment.
Dec 30, 2011 Los Angeles Times
Academic Mario Polèse argues that the history of local economic development is a "story of academic fads", that have "proven of little practical use."
Dec 26, 2011 City Journal
From Braddock, Pennsylvania to Beijing, Nate Berg offers his favorite articles about cities published in 2011.
Dec 22, 2011 The Atlantic Cities
A report from the Sustainable Business Network recommends policy changes that will help Philadelphia improve business formation and job growth.
Nov 21, 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer
Drawing from lessons learned by a Seattle-based economic development organization working in Africa, Chuck Wolfe notes that "[s]ometimes, finding a way to keep a meaningful rural existence trumps city life."
Oct 28, 2011 myurbanist