Community / Economic Development

September 3, 2018, 9am PDT
Can Trulia succeed in making sense of neighborhoods for an online platform?
Slate
September 2, 2018, 7am PDT
City officials have a new ambition for a corner of St. Louis once considered for an NFL stadium and an MLS stadium. Now the future site of an NHL practice facility, the surrounding area could become an entertainment district.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 1, 2018, 11am PDT
In California, agencies are working to redefine enforcement and safety procedures as the number of homeless individuals who seek refuge in vulnerable open or wild landscapes continue to increase.
The Planning Report
August 31, 2018, 8am PDT
Are housing and housing finance two separate problems? California Assemblymember David Chiu and others in housing discuss how available finance tools could be employed to expand the capital pool for affordable housing projects.
The Planning Report
August 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
If the rent is too damn high, it might still be a good investment.
CityLab
August 30, 2018, 6am PDT
A plan to get a SEPTA Regional Rail link to Phoenixville in record time has its skeptics, but advocates are convinced they can make it happen.
PlanPhilly
August 29, 2018, 2pm PDT
A study by David C. Phillips, associate professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, reveals hiring prejudice against people who would have to commute farther to work, in addition to bias against people with "black sounding" names.
Journalist's Resource
August 28, 2018, 11am PDT
From USC to Columbia University, "town and gown" collaborations regarding university expansion have proven to benefit all parties, writes planning activist and affordable housing developer Murtaza Baxamusa.
UrbDeZine
Blog post
August 27, 2018, 9am PDT
In the Rust Belt, neighborhood decline is much more significant than gentrification.
Michael Lewyn
August 24, 2018, 6am PDT
A state program in New York s provides financial support for investors who adaptively reuse abandoned buildings in post-industrial towns.
NextCity
August 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Seattle region will try to save costs and speed construction on three new pilot projects by using modular construction to house homeless.
KUOW
August 23, 2018, 12pm PDT
The tax allocation district set up to capture development value created by the Atlanta BeltLine has fallen short of its intended goals for creating and preserving affordable housing.
NextCity
August 21, 2018, 11am PDT
The field planning and urban design has seen relatively little in the way of controversy or consequences since the #MeToo movement gained a foothold in the public consciousness. The status quo ended this week.
The San Francisco Chronicle
August 20, 2018, 2pm PDT
Honolulu and Pittsburgh have made a cottage industry of leading the United States on the quality of life index produced by The Economist.
The Economist Intelligence Unit
August 19, 2018, 9am PDT
Locations with majority black homeownership have plenty to teach about closing the country's home ownership gap.
Pew
August 18, 2018, 9am PDT
A cartoon strip captures the essence of Chuck, the creator of The People Walker in Los Angeles.
The Nib
August 16, 2018, 10am PDT
Kilroy Realty Corp. has broken ground on Academy on Vine, a long-anticipated campus of offices, apartments, and stores in the heart of Hollywood.
The Planning Report
Feature
August 16, 2018, 8am PDT
Memory can be an intensely powerful tool when planning for the future.
James Rojas
August 15, 2018, 2pm PDT
Real estate site Trulia has launched a new tool that acts as a one-stop shop for information on neighborhoods.
Curbed
August 9, 2018, 9am PDT
Concern about the city's supply of affordable housing is one of the key messages from the recent "geography of Jobs" report published by the New York Department of City Planning.
The Real Deal