October 19, 2016, 11am PDT
Two economists discuss how specific kinds of deregulation could speed up growth. They emphasize planning issues: local overregulation of development and the high cost of infrastructure, among others.
Bloomberg View
September 25, 2016, 9am PDT
Uber users are getting massive amounts of value from the service, according to a new analysis only possible in the post-transportation network company era.
The Wall Street Journal
March 17, 2016, 10am PDT
Rick Jacobus argues that those who block new development on social justice grounds aren't fighting to win long-term. Building is necessary, but with it should come robust affordable housing mandates.
January 11, 2016, 6am PST
Has the renaissance of our urban cores petered out or will the movement of suburban refugees to denser metro neighborhoods continue? Let's see what demographics and economics tell us.
November 20, 2015, 2pm PST
There are a lot of people in this country that consider cheap gas to be a form of benevolence. Here are some reasons why they should curb their enthusiasm.
City Observatory
October 7, 2015, 7am PDT
With several Portland neighborhoods adding overnight permit parking, the city will be tackling the issue of how to price the new permits.
Bike Portland
May 6, 2015, 7am PDT
Having just wrapped up a great CNU in Dallas, April 29 through May 2, a collection of urbanists share some of the ideas that resonated the most.
March 26, 2015, 12pm PDT
Small-scale development on single lots is an alternative to the centralized mid-rise norm. But this kind of classic infilling may not be as easy as build-it-and-they-will-come.
February 24, 2015, 6am PST
With SUV sales up, car sales down, and mileage driven up, the effects of lower gas prices could soon extend to land use, making suburban and exurban commuting more affordable. Economists have a term for these effects: demand response.
The Wall Street Journal - The Outlook
January 15, 2015, 2pm PST
Even local officials who prefer to talk about the fiscal rebound of their cities will not be able to accept escalating inequality as a byproduct of urban growth forever.
January 4, 2015, 5am PST
There is an invisible culprit in the great scandal of inequality in America: your Econ 101 textbook. Go ahead, dig it out from that storage chest, and undoubtedly you’ll read that inequality, while we might not like it, is good for economic growth
September 6, 2013, 8am PDT
Researchers find that among the largest 100 metro regions in the U.S. , those with a larger middle class, provide higher economic mobility.
The Atlantic Cities
October 8, 2012, 11am PDT
A new report from the League of American Bicyclists highlights studies from across the U.S. showing the economic benefits of biking.
March 23, 2012, 9am PDT
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?
The Planning Report
February 3, 2012, 6am PST
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.
January 3, 2011, 7am PST
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.
Bicycling Federation of Wisconsin
Blog post
July 4, 2010, 1pm PDT

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.

Samuel Staley
January 10, 2010, 11am PST
Ed Glaeser argues that housing needs to be viewed as a commodity like any other, rather than an investment.
Economix Blog
December 2, 2009, 7am PST
Economist Ed Glaeser explains what went wrong in Dubai World.
The New York Times
November 30, 2009, 12pm PST
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.
Huffington Post