Community / Economic Development

7 hours ago
Voters approved a $181 million municipal bond to fund public works investments around the city.
PlanPhilly
10 hours ago
Brookings analyzes the characteristics of the local economy of eight American cities succeeding in bridging the digital divide.
Brookings
Yesterday
According to an announcement by Virginia Tech yesterday, their plans to build a $1 billion innovation campus in nearby Alexandria helped win the HQ2 prize for Northern Virginia.
WTOP
2 days ago
The official news of Amazon's choices for its second location broke this morning, but hot takes were streaming in all day.
Planetizen
2 days ago
Tax increment financing (TIF) districts are common in municipalities across the country. However, the economic development tool is also poorly understood and often the target of criticism.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
2 days ago
The reported selection of New York and Washington, D.C. as the dual winners of the Amazon HQ2 competition was officially announced this morning. Still, Amazon wasn't done with the surprises.
Planetizen
2 days ago
Suburban poverty is reading, here are a few ways to understand what that means.
Build a Better Burb
3 days ago
The news about veteran homelessness rising in expensive cities might come as a surprise, after years of reported progress.
How Housing Matters
3 days ago
An economic development professional shares three key takeaways from a recent conference focused on land baking practices.
The Port
3 days ago
A newly installed parklet in Chicago is part of a larger program to engage the city’s public spaces.
Next City
5 days ago
A development project in Philadelphia is raising funds through a combination of Opportunity Zones benefits, federal tax credits, and crowdfunding.
Next City
Blog post
November 8, 2018, 2pm PST
After the news broke that Amazon was reportedly going to split its HQ2 plans between New York City and Washington, D.C., some cities are left console themselves. A Planetizen opinion piece picks up the pieces.
James Brasuell
November 8, 2018, 12pm PST
In California, 60 percent of a public vote isn't usually enough to approve a new tax.
Associated Press
November 8, 2018, 10am PST
Linking zoning reform mandates to CDBG funding is not an effective way to change exclusionary zoning.
Brookings
November 8, 2018, 8am PST
Google's plan to add 12,000 new workers in the city of New York is the second tech company bonanza for the city this week.
The Wall Street Journal
November 8, 2018, 7am PST
California residents throughout the Central Valley struggle with inadequate transportation. Shuttle and ride-share programs are filling in the gaps.
The Fresno Bee
Feature
November 7, 2018, 4pm PST
Election results from every corner of the country.
James Brasuell
November 7, 2018, 5am PST
The first comprehensive look at social capital in a Canadian city reveals lessons for planners and more about what connects citizens to their communities.
The Star
November 6, 2018, 7am PST
In his new book Palaces for the People, sociologist Eric Klinenberg explores the places—from libraries and schools to cafes and churches—where cities' social lives take place. It's a compelling idea but one that Klinenberg discusses clumsily.
California Planning & Development Report
November 5, 2018, 1pm PST
According to leaked information, Northern Virginia, Dallas, and New York City were in the lead in the competition to land the location of the second Amazon headquarters. Now sources report the company will split the HQ2 footprint between two cities.
New York Times