Community/Economic Development

November 17, 2014, 12pm PST
"Opposing streetcars and light rail today would be like opposing the building of freeways, the Beltway and Metrorail in the 20th century," writes Chris Leinberger in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
The Washington Post - Opinions
August 2, 2012, 11am PDT
Sixty percent of premature deaths are accounted for not by medical care or lack thereof, but by social circumstances, environmental conditions, and behavioral patterns. So perhaps the medical field on its own can't prevent them.
Shelterforce
December 23, 2011, 11am PST
Nearly half of consumers now report that they look for local business information using the Internet, more than any other source.
Pew Research Center
March 7, 2011, 5am PST
America's cities and towns have issued nearly $3 trillion in municipal bonds, yet are facing shrinking revenues, budget shortfalls and enormous pension obligations. There are fears that the next financial crisis will be municipal bankruptcies.
New York Times
December 21, 2010, 8am PST
A Kansas City design team hopes its model for a prefabricated village can bring "simple, high-quality vernacular architecture" to the country's rural communities.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 16, 2010, 12pm PST
Grist talks with Galina Tachieva, author of Sprawl Repair Manual.
Grist
December 9, 2010, 7am PST
More tech workers are choosing the city over the suburbs. Now companies themselves are beginning to follow suit, reports Jon Swartz.
USA Today
December 9, 2010, 6am PST
Mark Guarino investigates the controversial construction of an expansive new development in the historic Lower Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 6, 2010, 9am PST
Officials hope to attract shipping and transportation companies to a new 60,000 acre development near the Detroit Metro and Willow Run airports.
Detroit Free Press
November 11, 2010, 8am PST
Howard Husock catalogs the accomplishments of Renee Glover, the controversial leader of the Atlanta Housing Authority.
The Washington Times
July 24, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Rolling Stone pundit Matt Taibbi writes that the media are missing the real story: that millions of Americans are financially drowning under home heating costs, gas prices and debt, and the middle class is disappearing.</p>
AlterNet