Community / Economic Development

Yesterday
The New York Times published an interactive map that shows how important distance is in determining connections on social media.
The New York Times
Yesterday
A new book on adaptive reuse of industrial buildings is reviewed by Carol Berens.
UrbDeZine
Yesterday
The occupants of homeless tents in San Diego haven't been moving to permanent housing in the numbers city officials had hoped.
Voice of San Diego
2 days ago
Created to speed investment in struggling communities, the federal Opportunity Zones program could also spur research into how capital can be better deployed on a district-by-district basis.
The New Localism
3 days ago
Aided by state, local, and private support, the University of Texas at San Antonio is planning a major expansion of its footprint in downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio Express News
5 days ago
Between 2016 and 2017 vacant store fronts nearly tripled in New York.
The New York Times
5 days ago
Richard Florida talks with sociologist Eric Klinenberg about his new book and the places and organizations that help hold society together.
CityLab
5 days ago
A diverse Boston community alliance initially came together to maintain stability in neighborhoods affected by foreclosures. It has changed focus as its work has continued.
Next City
6 days ago
The passing of Senator John McCain has reinvigorated the Rio Reimagined project.
Arizona Republic
6 days ago
A controversial form of value capture, tax increment financing begs for further analysis and understanding. A new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy sheds light on the subject.
CityLab
September 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
After the company he founded fought off a tax to fund homeless and affordable housing funds in Seattle earlier this year, Jeff Bezos has announced a new $2 billion fund that will fund homeless services, among other efforts.
GeekWire
September 12, 2018, 2pm PDT
East Town, also known as Downtown East, used to be "weed strewn lots and abandoned rail yards."
Star Tribune
September 12, 2018, 5am PDT
Parts of Montgomery County, Maryland have declared a moratorium on new homes because schools are overcrowded.
Greater Greater Washington
September 11, 2018, 7am PDT
Mayor Jacob Frey wants $40 million of the city’s budget to fund programs related to housing affordability.
MinnPost
September 10, 2018, 1pm PDT
A look back at Purnima Kapur’s career highlights the long-term impacts of her planning work.
Crain's New York Business
September 7, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit, affordable housing, TODs, active transportation and local governments should all come out ahead should Brown sign SB 961. The bill follows in the path of earlier legislation that created enhanced infrastructure finance districts.
Move LA
September 7, 2018, 10am PDT
A show about the impacts of gentrification in a working-class immigrant neighborhood in Los Angeles is generating controversy among those it represents.
Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
San Francisco desperately needs more housing, but many projects sit unfinished as developers face cost challenges.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 6, 2018, 9am PDT
A 2009 law that banned sleeping in public spaces has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.
AP via Idaho Statesman
September 5, 2018, 7am PDT
Call it a tale of two housing markets.
The Plain Dealer