Great Recession

A new report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors highlights the growing income divide, breaking the data down to the local level and finding that income inequality grew in two out of three metro areas between 2005 and 2012.
Aug 13, 2014   The Washington Post
The Great Recession and its aftermath have taken a toll on most Americans, but as a new report from Pew’s Economic Mobility Project shows, it's been far worse for those that can least afford it.
Nov 16, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Economist Joe Cortright doesn't seem to think so. According to his findings, Americans are driving less, with Millennials leading the way, and this unprecedented trend is here to stay.
Nov 7, 2012   D.C. Streetsblog
President Obama can rightfully claim that many of the initiatives his administration pushed through in his first years in office helped reverse the acute economic slide he inherited. His efforts to cleanup the housing crash were far less successful.
Aug 21, 2012   The New York Times
Battered for years by the Great Recession, declining state and federal support, and Congressional gridlock, the nation's mayors are expressing "cautious optimism," reports Lizette Alvarez.
Jun 18, 2012   The New York Times
Kathleen Madigan takes a look at new research that considers the shift in America's living situations, and what it means for consumer behavior.
May 20, 2012   The Wall Street Journal
China's unrelenting building boom has proven an irresistible lure for hordes of architects from around the world whose jobs disappeared during the Great Recession, reports Brook Larmer.
Mar 19, 2012   The New York Times
Recounting the exalted heights that the profession reached in the last decade, and its complete meltdown during the Great Recession, Scott Timberg asks: where does architecture go from here?
Feb 6, 2012   Salon.com