Small Cities

November 3, 2014, 2pm PST
"Mini D.C.s" provide the successful examples of revitalized, walkable urban places, according to a recent trend piece in the Washington Post.
The Washington Post
September 19, 2014, 5am PDT
Nick Addamo discusses and outlines the plans of five small and mid-sized cities that are re-evaluating their waterfront and developing them to be more people-focused.
Architizer
September 4, 2014, 12pm PDT
Joel Kotkin explores the small cities that are growing the fastest in the United States, and what factors lead to this growth.
Forbes
September 1, 2014, 7am PDT
A detailed case study of Kokomo, Indiana, which has achieved an impressive record of investments in streetscape and other capital projects, even as it struggled to deal with the effects of the recession.
Urbanophile
May 18, 2014, 5am PDT
Birmingham, Michigan; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Providence, Rhode Island; and others that adopted a new urban approach 15 or 20 years ago have transformed themselves.
Better! Cities & Towns
May 19, 2011, 6am PDT
Construction of a multi-use event arena in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, was supposed to be a boon for the city. But when events dried up, costs mounted and a big building became a big mistake.
The New York Times
November 27, 2010, 9am PST
Joel Kotkin puts forward the premise that smaller urban regions are more nimble than big cities. Kotkin dubs these smaller cities like Austin, Columbus and Raleigh-Durham "efficient cities."
New Geography
October 11, 2010, 2pm PDT
In 2009, smaller metro areas benefited from increased government spending while many of the country’s wealthiest areas saw incomes decrease.
BusinessWeek
August 4, 2010, 9am PDT
Small and mid-sized cities in Canada are taking innovative steps to revitalize their downtowns, and lure businesses and entrepreneurs back.
The Globe and Mail
November 18, 2009, 10am PST
Smaller cities are showing signs of struggle, as the amount of college-educated residents continues to drop. Coupled with the economic recession, smaller cities seems to be taking a harder economic hit than their larger counterparts.
Kansas City Star
June 23, 2009, 11am PDT
Mayors from big cities are feeling shortchanged by the federal government, which they say is disproportionately handing out stimulus money to small and rural areas.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
April 20, 2009, 5am PDT

Slow Cities? Swedish sustainability?

Heike Mayer
March 28, 2009, 9am PDT
Though typically centered in bigger cities, this piece from Business Week looks at the best small cities to locate startup businesses in every state.
BusinessWeek
February 23, 2009, 2pm PST
Catherine Tumber writes in defense of the small city, long neglected in policy and revitalization, but poised to be an excellent resource for sustainable living.
Boston Review