Economic Development

It's just one block, but a block disrupted by changes happening just a quarter-mile away. So these businesses came together to rebrand their street and bring customers back.
Mar 13, 2015   Elevation DC
In the three steps of placemaking, crafting a meaningful vision is the first and most straightforward, yet it's the most under-leveraged. Continuing his series on "Municipal Placemaking Mistakes," Nathan Norris describes how to get it right.
Nov 23, 2012   PlaceShakers
In a provocative essay, Mitchell Sutika Sipus examines the dangers of subscribing to conventions such as style or planning trends, and argues why planners must forgo ideologies to create better solutions for community problems.
Oct 20, 2012   Humanitarian Space
Hazel Borys compiles an extraordinary list of studies quantifying the role of livable, walkable places in building equity, city coffers, health, and social capital.
Sep 14, 2012   PlaceShakers
Can community building deliver more jobs than trying to lure back an industrial sector that's been leaving the U.S. for decades?
Sep 11, 2012   PlaceShakers
Moving families from segregated, high poverty neighborhoods, into desegregated "areas of opportunity" has multiple effects. Housing mobility programs help revitalize communities and improve the physical and mental health of families involved.
Sep 6, 2012   Shelterforce Magazine
Last week the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published a report, In Search of the Global Middle Class: A New Index, by researcher Uri Dadush, Blog Post
Aug 23, 2012   By Todd Litman
Amtrak is considering where to build stations in Philadelphia for high-speed rail. One of the options is a new station in Market East, an underdeveloped part of downtown. Leadership sees the project as a potential catalyst for new building.
Aug 19, 2012   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Katharine Seelye writes on the clash between business interests and residents of rural Maine, where a proposed private toll road has revealed a difference in values.
Aug 7, 2012   The New York Times
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 Blog Post
Jul 26, 2012   By Todd Litman