Community / Economic Development

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Flanked by coal miners, President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that begins the roll back of his predecessor's signature environmental rule, the Clean Power Plan, and other environmental regulations to facilitate energy production.
The Washington Post
Yesterday
Planetizen rounded up the pertinent news stories on the big move by the NFL's Raiders from their home in the East Bay to Sin City. The Las Vegas Raiders will be a thing by 2020 at the latest.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
Building on support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Pittsburgh has released a framework for its future resilience efforts. Concrete details are still to come.
Next City
2 days ago
Following through on a January executive action, President Trump announced Friday that he was approving the oil pipeline that his predecessor had rejected over a year ago. Oil is already flowing from Steele City, Nebraska to Gulf Coast refineries.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
2 days ago
Needle exchanges are still controversial in some parts of the country, so expect "supervised injection facilities" to be even more so.
Governing
3 days ago
The story of Babcock Ranch, "a planned community that could become the most sustainable town in America," as told by Marlene Cimons for Nexus Media.
Nexus Media
4 days ago
After six years of successful Smart City Expo World Congresses in Barcelona, the island of Majorca will host one that focuses exclusively on islands. It will focus on technology and innovation, and address unique challenges islands face.
Cities of the Future
5 days ago
Risk-management experts are seeking creative ways to finance resilience investments that prevent damage from natural disasters. Insurance markets, with their direct stake in protecting homes and businesses, can be key partners in this effort.
Doggerel
6 days ago
University of Pennsylvania's John Fantuzzo, Katie Barghaus and Whitney LeBoeuf write about improving the evidence base for quality pre-k in Philadelphia.
Penn IUR Urban Link
March 22, 2017, 12pm PDT
Deciding how to grow at the local level's not a red thing or a blue thing. It's a math thing. Ben Brown's got the lowdown.
PlaceShakers
March 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
A look at what the president's proposed budget will mean for cities, and reaction from city leaders.
Modern Cities
March 21, 2017, 10am PDT
In contrast to other California cities, seaside Santa Barbara is successfully reducing its homeless population. Local advocates cite a tight-knit network of service providers.
Pacific Standard
March 21, 2017, 7am PDT
Fast Company recently recognized the best ideas in social impact.
Fast Company
March 19, 2017, 5am PDT
A clean environment isn't the only benefit of clean energy. Clean energy jobs are also providing economic mobility for many of the 3 million people employed in the industry.
Next City
March 18, 2017, 5am PDT
Competition from online retailers forced many physical stores to close their doors, that trend could be headed for grocery stores next.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle
March 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Brewers Association's annual list of top 50 craft brewing companies is sure to inspire debate this St. Patrick's Day, and every other day ending in y.
Brewers Association
March 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
An urban gardening and public health success story emerges from Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
March 15, 2017, 2pm PDT
The city of Berkeley is suffering the consequences of the urban revival—soaring housing costs and humanitarian crises don't reconcile with the city's famously progressive politics.
The Guardian
March 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
Examining both sides of a debate about whether the urban revival's high-water mark is visible in the restaurant sector.
Governing
March 15, 2017, 10am PDT
Good and bad news for followers of Brightline, a South Florida rail start-up. Service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale begins in July, with Miami soon thereafter, but opponents may hamper extension to Orlando.
Palm Beach Post