Economic Development

July 10, 2012, 5am PDT
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.
Next American City
July 3, 2012, 6am PDT
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.
The Brooklyn Bureau
June 19, 2012, 11am PDT
What should planners take away from last week's barrage of polls about Americans' attitudes?
PlaceShakers
June 15, 2012, 8am PDT
Connecting existing assets and social networks with very little additional monetary investment can generate returns in lean times, writes Hazel Borys.
PlaceShakers
June 9, 2012, 7am PDT
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.
Shelterforce Magazine
June 1, 2012, 1pm PDT
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.
Atlantic Cities
April 24, 2012, 7am PDT
NYC's long-declining waterfront industry is expected to experience a new boom time, as the expansion of the Panama Canal will allow double the cargo and much larger ships to call at New York's harbor by 2024.
MetroFocus
March 28, 2012, 6am PDT
Although Seattle's downtown redevelopment may be receiving plaudits, Chuck Wolfe describes efforts underway to rethink land use regulations on a broader level in the city, with jobs in mind.
The Atlantic Cities
March 25, 2012, 9am PDT
Benita Hussain describes an innovative architecture project serving Rwandan women in their quest to rebuild the country.
Good
March 13, 2012, 2pm PDT
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.
The Washington Post
February 3, 2012, 6am PST
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.
Buildipedia.com
January 31, 2012, 9am PST
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.
The Washington Post
January 18, 2012, 1pm PST
Bruce Katz and Judith Rodin identify the forward thinking and innovative solutions that collaborative groups are implementing to restore prosperity to their communities.
The Atlantic Cities
January 5, 2012, 12pm PST
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>.
The New York Times
December 30, 2011, 9am PST
The court's decision is likely to have far-reaching effects on how cities in California finance and facilitate urban redevelopment.
Los Angeles Times
December 26, 2011, 9am PST
Academic Mario Polèse argues that the history of local economic development is a "story of academic fads", that have "proven of little practical use."
City Journal
December 22, 2011, 12pm PST
From Braddock, Pennsylvania to Beijing, Nate Berg offers his favorite articles about cities published in 2011.
The Atlantic Cities
November 21, 2011, 10am PST
A report from the Sustainable Business Network recommends policy changes that will help Philadelphia improve business formation and job growth.
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 28, 2011, 12pm PDT
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."
myurbanist
October 27, 2011, 2pm PDT
With the increasing popularity of online shopping, many shopping centers are losing retailers left and right. More unusual tenants are filling in the gaps, like gun ranges and bounce houses.
The Wall Street Journal