Academic Mario Polèse argues that the history of local economic development is a "story of academic fads", that have "proven of little practical use."
Dec 26, 2011 City Journal
From Braddock, Pennsylvania to Beijing, Nate Berg offers his favorite articles about cities published in 2011.
Dec 22, 2011 The Atlantic Cities
A report from the Sustainable Business Network recommends policy changes that will help Philadelphia improve business formation and job growth.
Nov 21, 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer
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."
Oct 28, 2011 myurbanist
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.
Oct 27, 2011 The Wall Street Journal
CA Speaker of the Assembly John Pérez discusses the current challenges faced by government in California, drawing particular attention to the struggle for consensus on how the State should support economic development at the local level. (VIDEO)
Sep 17, 2011 The Planning Report
It appears that everyone is talking about the impact that sports stadiums have on urban economic development. As soon as one person says they're a terrible idea, another article will retort the benefits brought to a given city.
Aug 23, 2011 Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
The lackluster performance of the Federal Home Loan Banks' economic development could be improved by following the model of their own Affordable Housing Program, writes Carol Wayman.
Aug 23, 2011 Shelterforce
Sports teams often coerce cities into contributing public funds toward the building of new stadiums. Numerous reports indicate that it's a bad deal for cities with little to no positive economic impact, writes Neal DeMause.
Aug 21, 2011 The Nation
Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramps up efforts to support NYC's growing urban food cluster via set up new legislation, signed yesterday.
Aug 19, 2011 Initiative for a Competitive Inner City