Community / Economic Development

All it takes a map, a bike, and a desire to learn the history of racial segregation in the United States.
Starbucks is launching a long-term effort to create local jobs, provide training opportunities for youth, and invest in local minority-owned businesses.
Modern Cities
3 days ago
While the scale of Detroit's population loss is well known, the lesser known that the city's economy has grown steadily in recent decades. It's not alone.
6 days ago
Toys R Us will shut down all its remaining stores in the final blow of a process that began with bankruptcy filing in September 2017.
March 12, 2018, 9am PDT
A new report from the California Housing Partnership "revealed a wide gap between state support for homeowners and renters."
Los Angeles Times
March 7, 2018, 8am PST
The Department of Public Health recommends taking action to better protect residents from oil operations that are sometimes only a few feet from where people live, work, eat, play and study.
March 7, 2018, 6am PST
Former President Barack Obama is facing a new kind of politics while working to support the development plan for the Barack Obama Presidential Center.
City Observatory
March 5, 2018, 1pm PST
Both are problems, but globally, sports utility vehicles sales are proliferating far faster than cars, be they electric or petrol-powered, posing a major challenge for governments committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The New York Times - Climate
March 5, 2018, 12pm PST
Mills 50, just northeast of Downtown Orlando, has been reborn as the city's Main Street and has helped spur development, investment, and interest in Orlando's urban core.
Modern Cities
March 5, 2018, 11am PST
The city wants to give its 7,000 citizens without permanent homes "[u]nique digital identifiers" to help them get reliable access to services.
March 4, 2018, 5am PST
A year after a report showed a giant discrepancy in enforcement of bike regulation between white and black riders, data the Chicago Police Department continues to target black bikers.
Streetsblog Chicago
March 3, 2018, 11am PST
The state Legislative Analyst's Office looks at California's out-migration data. Every year since 1990, more Californians left for other than states than arrive. Which states are sending their residents here, and where are Californians fleeing to?
California Legislative Analyst's Office
March 3, 2018, 7am PST
The scale of the housing recovery effort means some jobs normally handles by FEMA have fallen to the Texas General Land Office.
Texas Tribune
March 1, 2018, 2pm PST
In places like San Jose, "new approaches to the storefront" are paying dividends for physical retailers willing to experiment.
February 28, 2018, 6am PST
There has been precious little progress over the past 50 years in bridging gaps of inequality for Black Americans.
The Washington Post
February 27, 2018, 10am PST
A proposal for a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Cincinnati's West End is raising displacement concerns among residents.
Cincinnati Business Courier
February 27, 2018, 5am PST
Ride hailing reduces the need for parking services, as well as parking spaces, and parking companies are feeling the effects. New data comes from a major U.S. parking management company based in San Diego, thanks to the Union-Tribune.
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 26, 2018, 12pm PST
The GOP tax reform bill enabled a potentially powerful new funding mechanism for struggling communities.
Data-Smart City Solutions
February 26, 2018, 8am PST
Along US 17/92, in the northern Orange County suburbs of Orlando, suburbia is being retrofitted.
Modern Cities
February 26, 2018, 5am PST
Galleries and clubs ponder inevitable change and gentrification in South Atlanta as developers show interest.
Creative Loafing