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January 5, 2020, 5am PST
A Kentucky town welcomed Amazon’s arrival, but the economic outcomes over the last two decades have been lackluster.
The New York Times
January 2, 2020, 12pm PST
A literature review notes three big themes and challenges to emerge from a year's worth of intellectual investigation of civic engagement.
Data-Smart City Solutions
January 1, 2020, 7am PST
This article pitches Colorado's new commercial marijuana regulations, including making more space for public consumption, as a way for the state to keep up with California.
The Know
Feature
December 31, 2019, 11am PST
Planetizen's annual list of the best of the planning Internet gives a taste of the technological and editorial milieu of the urban planning Internet at the beginning of a new decade.
James Brasuell
December 29, 2019, 5am PST
A new initiative seeks to bring investment dollars to Chicago communities that for decades have suffered from the loss of wealth and population.
Next City
December 26, 2019, 9am PST
The scope of the Atlanta Beltline's effect on the city has astounded most observers, including the person who came up with the idea first.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 25, 2019, 7am PST
The culture war episode sparked by a recent commercial aired on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel shouldn't surprise anyone who has noticed the anti-urban themes consistent in the channel's Christmas movies.
The Washington Post
December 24, 2019, 9am PST
The federal government blamed California for the increasing number of people living in homelessness in the United States.
Associated Press via The New York Times
December 23, 2019, 6am PST
The planning community lost a luminary in Krumholz, the author of the "Making Equity Planning Work" and the former director of planning for the city of Cleveland.
The Plain Dealer
December 21, 2019, 11am PST
As the 52nd Street corridor in West Philly attracts new development interest, community leaders are working to ensure that current residents won't get swept away with the new investment.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 20, 2019, 1pm PST
The city of Cincinnati is committing to tax increment financing as a tool to invest in underserved, low-income neighborhoods.
Cincinnati Enquirer
December 20, 2019, 5am PST
Two New York Times reporters spent three months in the High Street Camp, a homeless community of 100 people in Oakland, California.
The New York Times
December 18, 2019, 2pm PST
With a massive development project called The Epic already under construction as a future home for Uber, a Dallas developer is turning its attention to nearby sites.
The Dallas Morning News
December 18, 2019, 10am PST
In Baltimore, Amazon is at the center of a complicated web of products, services, and industries that is virtually impossible to avoid.
The New York Times
December 18, 2019, 7am PST
Rents have grown as much as 28 percent in the last year over the past year in the neighborhood of Midtown in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
December 18, 2019, 5am PST
Two New Jersey suburbs of New York City are taking an interesting approach to attracting New York City Millennials looking for refuge from the high cost of rent in the Big Apple.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
December 17, 2019, 1pm PST
Almost 80% of oil extraction in the nation's sixth largest oil-producing state occurs in Kern County. Supervisors see the California governor's climate plan to reduce oil production as a threat to the county's economic well-being.
The Bakersfield Californian
December 16, 2019, 6am PST
Building community wealth from the bottom up is a more effective way to turn struggling communities around.
CityLab
December 15, 2019, 7am PST
Cities are not unlike brains in their capacity to evolve along complex, self-organizing patterns. Studying what some researchers call the "urban connectome" may give us insight into how best to organize the places where we live.
CNU Public Square
December 14, 2019, 5am PST
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Harvard and Penn IUR Scholar Sai Balakrishnan examines land transformation along India’s economic corridors.
Penn IUR Urban Link