Community / Economic Development

June 10, 2017, 5am PDT
Planners for the Xiong’an New Area hope to cure the ills of "megacity disease"
Foreign Policy
June 8, 2017, 12pm PDT
As the face of retail continues to evolve, tremendous opportunity exists for out-of-the-box concepts and creative retail strategies.
Modern Cities
June 8, 2017, 9am PDT
New York is the most important city in the world, but San Francisco is best positioned for the future, according to AT Kearney's "Global Cities" report.
World Economic Forum
June 6, 2017, 9am PDT
Not everyone is sold on the idea of dogs as "man's best friend," and not everyone is comfortable navigating a public realm where dogs are crowdsourcing their marks. What are planners to do?
Planning Exchange
June 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
A shake-up at the U.S. Department of Agriculture will likely impact the delivery of support and programs from the federal government to rural communities.
Modern Farmer
June 5, 2017, 12pm PDT
A federal lawsuit alleges that the city of Atlanta is overstepping its bounds by threatening the removal of murals and other art located on private property.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Feature
June 1, 2017, 8am PDT
As concern grows over the potential loss of community development and planning funds at the federal level, Indigo Bishop writes to remind us that communities have the networks and resources to make it through periods of scarcity.
Indigo Bishop
June 1, 2017, 6am PDT
Throwing cold water on the latest "techno-optimism" for indoor, urban agriculture.
City Observatory
May 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
Another reason European placemaking has North American applications: it wasn't always perfect. Hazel Borys looks to simple town planning lessons from a village in Normandy.
PlaceShakers
May 31, 2017, 8am PDT
Tech thrives on connection, and America's west coast tech hubs are more connected than ever before. But Seattleites aren't in a rush to abandon their city's distinctiveness.
The Economist
May 30, 2017, 7am PDT
Downtown businesses still need a diverse supply of high-turnover parking spaces, argues former downtown San Diego shopkeep, planning activist, and parking guru, Bill Keller.
UrbDeZine
May 30, 2017, 6am PDT
Funding for Caltrain electrification, which Transportation Secretary Chao approved May 22, is one of 21 transit projects receiving funding in the omnibus spending bill that may be contingent on approval from the Trump Administration.
The Washington Post
May 27, 2017, 9am PDT
Universities do more than teach classes; they can help transform economies and elevate cities to greatness. UC San Diego is banking on it.
The Planning Report
May 27, 2017, 7am PDT
The California governor, known for his outspoken climate advocacy, signed the nation's toughest fracking regulation bill in 2013. His response to those who want to ban fracking is that priority must be on reducing oil consumption.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 25, 2017, 7am PDT
A garden in Pittsburgh has become the model for a movement to combine environmental reclamation with economic development.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Powersource
May 23, 2017, 11am PDT
The end of the era of the big box retailer is leaving landlords with the difficult task of finding new tenants for the large, empty storefronts.
Denver Post
May 22, 2017, 11am PDT
The Title V program makes the hard parts of solving homelessness—finding the money and the property—a lot easier. So why hasn't it been used at a much larger scale?
CityLab
May 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
A proposed $7.5 billion facility to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Oregon's south coast received a resounding vote of support on Tuesday from Coos County voters who rejected a ballot measure that would have banned its construction.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Blog post
May 18, 2017, 9am PDT

Gentrification—more wealthy people moving into lower-income communities—often faces opposition, sometimes for the wrong reasons. It is important to consider all benefits and costs when formulating urban development policies.

Todd Litman
May 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
When Wolverine Human Services bought 11 acres of East Detroit planning to remove abandoned houses for a U-Pick Orchard, neighbors protested. Now they've pivoted and aim to provide a resource to the community rather than run an agro-business.
Next City