Economics

Researchers find that among the largest 100 metro regions in the U.S. , those with a larger middle class, provide higher economic mobility.
Sep 6, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
A new report from the League of American Bicyclists highlights studies from across the U.S. showing the economic benefits of biking.
Oct 8, 2012   Co.Exist
Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institute explains the importance of exports to a metro region's economy. As the US Federal Government remains politically frozen, how can American cities grow economically by fostering trade partnerships across the world?
Mar 23, 2012   The Planning Report
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 study by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that bicycling contributes $1.5 billion to Wisconsin's economy every year.
Jan 3, 2011   Bicycling Federation of Wisconsin
Planners are quick to criticize roads and highway investments for the vast sums spent to build, operate and maintain them, often questioning the value of these subsidies. Recently, on a planning list-serve, these subsidies were labeled an “external cost” of automobiles, but they are not. Opinion
Jul 4, 2010   By Samuel Staley
Ed Glaeser argues that housing needs to be viewed as a commodity like any other, rather than an investment.
Jan 10, 2010   Economix Blog
Economist Ed Glaeser explains what went wrong in Dubai World.
Dec 2, 2009   The New York Times
After years of spectacular growth and even more spectacular architecture, the city state of Dubai is facing crushing debts and has requested a 6-month "standstill" on its repayments.
Nov 30, 2009   Huffington Post
Edward Glaeser continues his series on cost-benefit analysis of high-speed rail in the US, imagining a mythical route between Dallas and Houston.
Aug 14, 2009   NY Times: Economix Blog
Eric A. Morris takes a look at pedestrian-oriented cities with an economist's eyes.
Mar 27, 2009   Freakonomics - NY Times Blog