Growth

Following recent bad news about the sluggish growth of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), the Brooking Institution reminds policy makers that growth does not necessarily trickle down to economic well-being.
Feb 1, 2016   Brookings Institution
Down to a population of 197,859 from its 1960 peak of 290,351, the city of Akron is looking for a way to bring people back to its community. One thing Akron has going for it already: an enthusiastic champion of the cause.
Jan 27, 2016   Akron Beacon Journal
Having the right mix of jobs in a local economy might be a predictor for future growth.
Dec 13, 2015   JedKolko.com
Famous for its focus on dense, infill development and quickly ascending skyline, the Toronto housing market is still plagued by rising housing costs at the single-family detached homes end of the spectrum.
Nov 28, 2015   The Toronto Star
Residents of metropolitan Atlanta showed signs of a strengthening economy, a fast growing region, and, perhaps surprisingly, strong support for public transit.
Nov 2, 2015   Atlanta Business Chronicle
Density isn't always a dirty word, apparently—as residents of Utah have voiced their support of more urban typologies to support its expected population growth over the next several decades.
Sep 8, 2015   The Salt Lake Tribune
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Josh Whitehead, planning director of the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning & Development (OPD), discusses competing with suburbs, implementing a new zoning code, and redeveloping, for a second time, historic streetcar corridors. Exclusive
Jul 31, 2015  By Josh Stephens
Fast rates of growth in North Texas have produced the demand necessary to drive fast rates of construction for retail.
Jul 13, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
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In this interview for the "Planners Across America" series, Ken Bowers, AICP, discusses how the city of Raleigh will rely on the city's new comprehensive plan and development code to accommodate 100,000 new residents by 2030. Exclusive
Jul 6, 2015  By Josh Stephens
Newly released population data provides entre for a discussion about the nature of cities.
May 22, 2015   FiveThirtyEight
The U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 population estimates shows persistent trends of growth in the Sun Belt along with a few other noteworthy data points.
May 21, 2015   U.S. Census Bureau