Economic Development

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.
34 min ago   Better Growth Better Climate
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
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.
Apr 24, 2012   MetroFocus
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.
Mar 28, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Benita Hussain describes an innovative architecture project serving Rwandan women in their quest to rebuild the country.
Mar 25, 2012   Good
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