Community / Economic Development

November 24, 2018, 9am PST
The buyback plan diverts properties from Wayne County's tax foreclosure auction, keeping them in government hands until residents can repay the purchase price.
Detroit Free Press
November 23, 2018, 1pm PST
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 23, 2018, 5am PST
A mixed-use project planned for 35 acres in the city of Newport, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, is ready to break ground after ten years of planning.
Cincinnati Business Courier
November 21, 2018, 7am PST
Special suits give property owners an opportunity to fix up rundown properties before the city sells them.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 21, 2018, 6am PST
Concerns about the Opportunity Zone program created by the GOP tax bill passed in the waning hours of 2017—that it would enable gentrification and displacement for the profit of wealthy investors—won't be assuaged by this news.
The New York Times
November 20, 2018, 12pm PST
According to a series of studies, white people have a blindness for seeing the black middle class in neighborhoods—even if they don't display other forms of racial animus.
Slate
November 19, 2018, 2pm PST
Just two years after killing what would be the world's largest methanol plant at the Port of Tacoma, the project has reemerged at the Port of Kalama. According to the EIS for the plant, global CO2 emissions will be reduced, though increased locally.
The Daily News
November 19, 2018, 5am PST
Saturday Night Love comes up with a novel hot take on the thinking behind Amazon's decision to split its new second headquarters between New York City and Northern Virginia.
The Washington Post
November 16, 2018, 2pm PST
Cleveland neighborhoods were coded to help real estate investors, but the result is a map that harks back to old discriminatory housing practices, say critics.
CityLab
November 16, 2018, 1pm PST
During the Sharing Cities Summit 2018, cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid, Montreal, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, and Vienna agreed on a Declaration of Principles and Commitments of the Sharing Cities.
Cities of the Future
November 16, 2018, 8am PST
Convention and arts centers are costly and lose lots of money, but cities still build and advocate for them.
Arizona Republic
November 16, 2018, 5am PST
A totally fake news story, intended to satirize, not provide any factual information, makes fun of how much New York City's political leadership gave to Amazon to make sure HQ2 would call the Big Apple home.
The Onion
November 15, 2018, 8am PST
Voters approved a $181 million municipal bond to fund public works investments around the city.
PlanPhilly
November 15, 2018, 5am PST
Brookings analyzes the characteristics of the local economy of eight American cities succeeding in bridging the digital divide.
Brookings
November 14, 2018, 10am PST
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
November 13, 2018, 12pm PST
The official news of Amazon's choices for its second location broke this morning, but hot takes were streaming in all day.
Planetizen
November 13, 2018, 11am PST
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
November 13, 2018, 8am PST
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
November 13, 2018, 6am PST
Suburban poverty is reading, here are a few ways to understand what that means.
Build a Better Burb
November 12, 2018, 2pm PST
The news about veteran homelessness rising in expensive cities might come as a surprise, after years of reported progress.
How Housing Matters