Economic Development

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
Peter Hermann describes the police force's efforts in D.C.'s up-and-coming areas to put a stop to crime and congestion before it even occurs.
Aug 7, 2012   The Washington Post
A recent paper by Harvard economists Daniel Shoag and Peter Ganong titled, Why Has Opinion
Jul 26, 2012   By Todd Litman
A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute finds that the global consuming class will grow by 1 billion people by 2025, and undergo a profound geographic shift. Cities and businesses should prepare for this shift with targeted investments.
Jul 11, 2012   McKinsey & Company
Joseph Berger examines how gentrification in certain Brooklyn neighborhoods has revealed a conflict of values among residents.
Jul 11, 2012   The New York Times
A new bill proposing major cuts to the EPA could rob cities across the country of a specialized set of programs created to boost economic well-being.
Jul 10, 2012   Next American City
In order to save Coney Island from dwindling unemployment rates and high poverty levels, developers rezone the 46-year-old amusement park, but the plans may never actually leave the paper.
Jul 3, 2012   The Brooklyn Bureau
What should planners take away from last week's barrage of polls about Americans' attitudes?
Jun 19, 2012   PlaceShakers
Connecting existing assets and social networks with very little additional monetary investment can generate returns in lean times, writes Hazel Borys.
Jun 15, 2012   PlaceShakers
Scattered-site rental management is something nonprofits have long found to be a challenge. But there are ways of pulling it off, and those who have done it tell Shelterforce how, and why it’s worth it.
Jun 9, 2012   Shelterforce Magazine
Richard Florida reports on why America ranks second to last among first world nations for economic mobility; the Northeast remains the most mobile region of the country.
Jun 1, 2012   Atlantic Cities