Financial Crisis

As the third California city in a month files for bankruptcy protection, fears of a domino effect worry many. While bankruptcy may seem like an enticing solution, officials that have gone through it caution about the downside.
Jul 13, 2012   Los Angeles Times
Joshua Hammer describes his visit to the financially straitened emirate where he found "deserted highways, empty hotel rooms, miles of unsold residential and office space."
Sep 3, 2010   The New York Review of Books
As the World Water Forum convenes in Istanbul, two new reports warn that water shortages will elevate to a global crisis within the next two decades, creating a problem even bigger than the current economic crisis.
Mar 18, 2009   The Independent
"Economic troubles spread from housing to other development sectors, including retail and offices."
Dec 12, 2008   New Urban News
An industry expert predicted at ULI's fall meeting that the new home market could pick back up by 2010, followed by a rally in the resale market in 2011.
Nov 14, 2008   ULI's The Ground Floor
David Brooks is dismayed at all the failed 'stimulus packages' and those yet to come. Instead, he points to short and long term infrastructure plans, mostly in transportation, that will help the country in addition to any stimulus to the economy.
Nov 3, 2008   The New York Times
Plunging oil prices are hitting three oil-producing countries the hardest: Venezuela, Iran, and Russia. This article looks at each of them and evaluates how they will fare if oil prices do not rise, including their relationships to the U.S.
Oct 24, 2008   The New York Times
Commercial real estate developers go into detail on the impact of the financial crisis on their ability to make projects happen.
Oct 15, 2008   Mlive.com
The municipal bond market is drying up, which is causing Canadian cities to rethink their budgeting for infrastructure projects.
Oct 13, 2008   Globe and Mail
Spain's booming construction industry was fuelled by immigrant workers, who were encouraged to come to Spain. The economic crisis has now stalled many of those construction projects.
Oct 9, 2008   Globe and Mail
Cityscape, Dubai's annual real estate showcase, paints a rosy picture of the booming city. But even Mideast moguls aren't immune from the global financial crisis.
Oct 7, 2008   The Wall St. Journal