Community / Economic Development

4 days ago
Florida has the distinction of having more toll roads than any other state. Environmentalists want Gov. DeSantis (R) to veto a bill that would build three new ones, adding over three hundred miles of asphalt through mostly rural, unpopulated areas.
South Florida Sun Sentinel
5 days ago
Before his death in March, Hussle has plans for an opportunity zone investment fund that would ensure the community wouldn’t lose out in the development process.
Los Angeles Times
6 days ago
Denver's "Right to Survive" initiative highlights just how troubling and problematic policy approaches to homelessness can be.
Governing
6 days ago
A key signal of economic strength for the planning and development industries delivered bad news for the first time in a long time.
American Institute of Architects
May 14, 2019, 12pm PDT
Depending on the type of bicycle for sale, the price may jump 25 percent due to new tariffs paid by importers and consumers (not China as the president would have you think) if it arrives in the United States after June 1.
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News
Blog post
May 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Urban Nexus is an approach to sustainability that seeks to integrate sectors and silos int he design and development process.
Kayla Matthews
May 10, 2019, 6am PDT
There is now an organization calling itself a "Chamber of Commerce" for opportunity zones.
Bloomberg Tax
May 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Questions raised by a proposal to build a new airport 37 miles south of Downtown Chicago: Does the region even need a new airport? And would this particular airport proposal serve to induce more sprawl in the region?
Chicago Tribune
May 9, 2019, 6am PDT
Violent crime is at the lowest rate in decades, but don't tell that to the people who use neighborhood-based apps like Nextdoor, Citizen, and Neighbors.
Vox
Blog post
May 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
The study of gentrification took center stage at the recent conference of the Urban Affairs Association. It's up to planners to put all of that research to good use.
Josh Stephens
May 8, 2019, 7am PDT
People who can't vote can still have a say in the processes by which their neighborhoods are planned and developed. An example from New York City illustrates the point.
Next City
May 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Office of Management and Budget wants to save money by shrinking the definition of poverty used to calculate access to welfare programs.
Bloomberg
May 7, 2019, 9am PDT
Downtown revitalization can be a small town planning priority too.
Next City
Blog post
May 7, 2019, 8am PDT
After 12 days of walking the Portuguese Camino, the importance of many urban planning and development debates—from balanced growth to banning cars—became abundantly clear.
Charles R. Wolfe
May 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city’s resilience plan seeks to identify shocks and stresses while fostering equity and community.
Next City
May 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Recent studies have called into question the predominant narratives on gentrification. A more precise definition of the term as it works in the United States is required.
Slate
May 4, 2019, 5am PDT
More cities are reclaiming a natural, free flowing river as a resource for quality of life and economic development.
Pioneer Press
May 3, 2019, 2pm PDT
Ten St. Louis organizations worked together to pin down mayoral candidates on concrete questions about racial equity—but first they had come to consensus on what issues to focus on.
Shelterforce Magazine
May 3, 2019, 7am PDT
A longread, written by Sam Boch and published by Places Journal, has been creating a stir online and is highly recommended for those with an interest in intersections between social justice and urban design.
Places Journal
May 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
For homeowners at risk of losing their home due to a medical crisis, divorce, or unexpected repair costs, City of Lakes Community Land Trust has been able to keep them in place by bringing their home into the land trust.
Shelterforce Magazine