Community / Economic Development

December 22, 2016, 2pm PST
In a precedent-setting action that supporters call creative and opponents view as abusive, President Obama has declared a permanent drilling ban off the Atlantic coast from Virginia to Maine and along much of the Alaska coast. But will it last?
The New York Times
December 22, 2016, 9am PST
The Renewal Project examines the work of the House Life Project in Indianapolis.
The Renewal Project
December 21, 2016, 10am PST
Fewer babies are being born in the nation's most populous state, now estimated at 39.4 million residents, according to new data by the California Department of Finance. The state grew by .75 percent, adding 295,000 people in the year ending July 1.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 21, 2016, 8am PST
Houston is famous among urbanists for many reasons: its lack of traditional zoning, its perpetual growth, and its position in the oil industry are just a few examples. Here, Wendell Cox argues that the city is still under appreciated.
New Geography
December 21, 2016, 7am PST
A call for the country to focus its infrastructure investments to the most vulnerable and neglected populations—and watch the benefits compound.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
December 20, 2016, 8am PST
Researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia find evidence of displacement in Philadelphia's gentrifying neighborhoods.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
December 20, 2016, 6am PST
The Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership (Greater MSP) will now longer have funding support from the city of Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Feature
December 19, 2016, 2pm PST
No Electoral College needed: these were the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2016.
James Brasuell
December 19, 2016, 1pm PST
A new study includes urban rivers as a potential powerful amenity for economic development and revitalization. The city of Chicago has already taken note.
Chicago Magazine
December 18, 2016, 9am PST
The city of Philadelphia has deployed high-tech sensors and a new statistical model in its ongoing fight against the blight and health problems that follow vacant and abandoned properties.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 17, 2016, 1pm PST
Is it possible to create a community combining the best elements of Lowcountry southern living, cuisine, and architecture with industry and New Urbanism?
Modern Cities
December 17, 2016, 9am PST
Spain's capital may build a huge casino, but many fear that the facility will flounder in the way similar mega-projects have in the past.
CityLab
December 16, 2016, 8am PST
Already, the Ghost Ship tragedy is being used as a justification for code enforcement crackdowns that will likely further gentrification. But how can we combat gentrification and displacement and improve safety at the same time?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
December 15, 2016, 2pm PST
Ginger White Brunetti, deputy director of Denver Arts & Venues, discusses cultural policy in the Colorado capital.
Soft City
December 15, 2016, 12pm PST
Resilience is commonly understood as the capacity to endure shocks and stresses. But for Lisa Dickson, Arup’s resilience leader for the Americas, this definition is too limiting. Jeff Byles talks with her about five key lessons on resilience.
Doggerel
December 14, 2016, 12pm PST
David Schalliol, director of the documentary, 'The Area,' talks about the impact of a railroad expansion that demolished the homes of 400 families on the South Side of Chicago.
Chicagoist
December 14, 2016, 8am PST
A Houston Chronicle journalist travels a surmising distance from downtown to survey the city's co-working spaces.
Houston Chronicle
December 14, 2016, 6am PST
The Virginia Capital Trail is transforming the state's middle peninsula, according to Mobility Lab.
Mobility Lab
December 14, 2016, 5am PST
With some 20,000 vacant lots located around the city, Chicago is expanding the Large Lots Program that allows property owners to buy nearby lots for $1.
Chicago Tribune
December 13, 2016, 12pm PST
Though the HUD choice seems an odd, unqualified one, we should be looking beyond HUD however: Here's why Mnuchin at Treasury is even more worrisome.
Shelterforce/Rooflines