Community / Economic Development

October 26, 2016, 6am PDT
If even a sliver of a 78-million-strong set of consumers seems willing to hand over cash for something, businesses organize themselves to deliver, whether we’re talking hula hoops or downtown apartments.
PlaceShakers
October 26, 2016, 5am PDT
While narratives about gentrification and segregation dominate the headlines, one study found evidence of increased integration around the United States.
PhysOrg
October 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Call it the re-education, the evolution, or the contrition of Richard Florida, but the "rock-star urbanist" has realized some unintended consequences of his creative class ethos, and he's ready to share a new vision for cities.
Houston Chronicle
October 24, 2016, 6am PDT
Urban agriculture likely has more social than material impacts. But who does it benefit most?
Vox
October 23, 2016, 5am PDT
Though many retirement communities still look just as they have for many decades—defined by cul-de-sacs and golf courses—many seniors are looking for a more urban lifestyle.
The New York Times
October 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
One of the leading skeptics on the economic value of sports and entertainment investments has a caveat: music festivals just might be the ticket.
Governing
October 21, 2016, 7am PDT
The BlightSTAT system has helped New Orleans track and improve blighted conditions around the city.
Data-Smart City Solutions
October 21, 2016, 6am PDT
Pro-development advocates have a new study to back up their cause.
The Wall Street Journal
October 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
With the announcement of a $100 million infusion into a local investment fund, Chicago will become the first city to fund in ways usually reserved for the federal government.
Next City
October 19, 2016, 11am PDT
Two economists discuss how specific kinds of deregulation could speed up growth. They emphasize planning issues: local overregulation of development and the high cost of infrastructure, among others.
Bloomberg View
October 18, 2016, 11am PDT
Reno's blight initiative drew criticism when it removed 68 benches from a park it was renovating.
NBC News - Reno Nevada
October 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
A successful TOD will be predicated upon three core elements: 1) development; 2) transit; and 3) transit-friendly amenities. While focus tends to be on the first two elements, this article provides insights on the importance of the third element.
Renewal & Redevelopment (Association for Redevelopment Initiatives)
October 17, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Glenner Town Square development in Chula Vista, California will be one of the first "immersive facilities" in the United States, designed to trigger memories for Alzheimer's patients.
CityLab
October 16, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brookings Institute thinks it has found a way to measure the impact of the expanding 'gig economy'—i.e., freelancing work enabled by online platforms like Airbnb and Uber.
Brookings
October 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Heretofore preservationists in the City of Brotherly Love have been focused on finding new uses for vacant, historic buildings, but the city's economic resurgence now threatens five, occupied low-rise buildings city's in vibrant Jewelers Row.
The New York Times - Real Estate
October 13, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brookings Institution's Global Cities Initiative recently released a report proposing a new definition for global cities, which is actually seven definitions.
Brookings
October 12, 2016, 9am PDT
One of the few mentions of cities during the second presidential debate came when Donald Trump described the states of "inner cities" in the country. The explanation didn't sit well with some experts.
The New York Times
October 11, 2016, 7am PDT
City centers have caught up to suburbs in terms of economic performance, according to new analysis.
City Observatory City Commentary
October 10, 2016, 11am PDT
Providence, Rhode Island is looking ways to make Kennedy Plaza, located in the city's downtown, safe for all users. Increased law enforcement in only one way to achieve that goal, according to an op-ed in the Providence Journal.
Providence Journal
October 10, 2016, 9am PDT
Streetsblog USA shares an interview with the visionary behind the Atlanta BeltLine, who discusses how the city's booming economy has conflicted with the mission of the project.
Streetsblog USA