In many ways, the Great Recession has been a frightening
time for planners. As development slowed, the flow of applications submitted
for new development slowed from its torrent at the height of the housing boom
to the trickle it is today. With the Blog Post
Oct 4, 2011 By
Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Titusvilla, Florida are metropolitan areas that grew faster than the national average in 2010, reports Ben Casselman for The Wall Street Journal.
Sep 13, 2011 The Wall Street Journal
Mark Hinshaw writes that back in 2006, developers were snatching up any bit of undeveloped land in Snohomish County, WA. Today, those far-flung projects have suffered much more than inner-city developments.
Sep 8, 2011 Crosscut
While some have pigeonholed him as anti-business, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is taking the city through the recovery of the economy in a positive but potentially hard-to-swallow way, according to this column.
Jul 12, 2011 The Seattle Times
As the downturn in the market physically reshapes the metropolitan regions of the United States, the shifting populations and economies of its cities and suburban areas are becoming increasingly intertwined.
Jul 7, 2011 The Atlantic
The New York Times, in a front page article, was startled to conclude that the housing market continued to suffer, because "buyers now demand something smaller, cheaper and, thanks to $4 a gallon gas, as close to their jobs as possible."
Apr 26, 2011 The New Republic
Economic crises tend to manifest themselves in specific design trends, especially in the field of architecture. This latest recession has spurred the age of Do-It-Yourself architecture and urbanism.
Feb 1, 2011 Places
While the recession has affected the housing market across the country, the few state that are showing signs of recovery are mostly rural.
Jan 2, 2011 USA Today
Jonathan Lerner gives an extensive analysis of the benefits of turning failed commercial properties, or "redfields", into strategically-picked park land for revitalization purposes. Some conversion would be permanent, some just land banking.
Dec 28, 2010 Miller-McCune
As recession-reduced property tax levels begin to play out in cities across the U.S., municipalities are beginning to react to the realities of lowered revenues.
Dec 5, 2010 Citiwire