Investment

In the next few decades, U.S. governments and businesses are predicted to spend trillions of dollars on infrastructure. This is the reality. The question is: how do we get smart about these investments?
Nov 15, 2014   Infrastructure Crisis Sustainable Solutions
A new Brookings Institute report points to urban centers as key for growing a "new" American economy.
Oct 26, 2010   International Business Times
In this podcast, <em>Next American City</em> talks with Robert Puentes of the Brookings Institution about the future of transportation in America.
Oct 15, 2010   Next American City
A group in Detroit has begun an effort to sell of one-inch parcels of land in the city for $1.
Oct 13, 2010   Boing Boing
As high speed rail projects begin to take shape across America, commuters are anticipating eased travel but skeptics remain critical.
Aug 22, 2010   CNN
A new rule proposed by federal regulators would allow bank investments made for neighborhood stabilization efforts and donations of foreclosed properties to be count towards compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act.
Jun 20, 2010   Reuters
This piece from <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> takes a look at three midwestern cities that have recently benefited from outside investments in their urban centers.
Apr 20, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
The economic stimulus of China has focused billions of dollars on building skyscrapers. Some wonder whether a building bust may soon follow.
Mar 9, 2010   Business Week
Vancouver lost its Triple A credit rating after being forced to bail out its Olympic Athletes Village when the hedge fund that had backed it went under -- just one of the unpredicted events that made this a Recession Olympics.
Feb 15, 2010   Financial Times
The projects receiving funding through the federal government's roughly $8 billion high speed rail investment travel through more than 40% of congressional districts. Analysts predict this will encourage more legislators to push for related funds.
Feb 15, 2010   The New York Times
<em>The Tyee</em> talks with former Vancouver Mayor and British Columbia Premier Mike Harcourt, who argues that the investment to host the 2010 Winter Olympics are worthwhile.
Feb 10, 2010   The Tyee