Economic Development

While they're currently in vogue, streetcars are only worthwhile if they can be a viable option for local residents. Unfortunately, this is rarely how the systems are designed.
4 days ago   ULI Urban Land 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
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