Community / Economic Development

January 14, 2004, 9am PST
St. Louis' older suburbs are copying traditional city neighborhoods in an effort to attract residents.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 13, 2004, 10am PST
Neal Peirce utilizes the arrival of Wal-mart in Plymouth, NH to illustrate how independent retailers and 'main streets' survive in the face of big-box retailing.
National League Of Cities
January 12, 2004, 9am PST
Ending years of wrangling, a development advisor is selected to figure out what to do with the abandoned island. [Includes images.]
The Slatin Report
January 11, 2004, 11am PST
Canadian banks are closing branch offices and centralizing operations in new 'Super Banks'.
New Winnipeg Magazine
January 10, 2004, 9am PST
A scientist's research challenges the "broken windows" theory.
The New York Times
January 9, 2004, 9am PST
Five teams make a short list for Los Angeles' high-profile and ambitious Grand Avenue makeover.
The Slatin Report
January 8, 2004, 11am PST
The planting of bogus bombs at construction sites brings attention to new developments in 'forgotten' neighbourhoods.
The Montreal Gazette
January 5, 2004, 2pm PST
Lifestyle center require less land, and typically have higher sales that comparable malls.
The Detroit News
January 5, 2004, 5am PST
Urban revival is about recreating our nostalgia for the 1950's, but gentrified neighborhoods resemble a suburban subdivision more than an old city block, writes Michael Johns in The New York Times.
The New York Times
January 4, 2004, 1pm PST
The city's downtown and its art community are blossoming, but is luxury coming before the basics?
The Orlando Sentinel
January 3, 2004, 11am PST
Planners must address the challenges of a multicultural society but also recognize multiculturalism is a revitalization tool.
American Planning Association
January 3, 2004, 9am PST
Cities and counties of all sizes are adopting regulations to limit development of big box stores.
California Planning and Development Report
January 3, 2004, 7am PST
An in-migration of gays And others has brought new life to an old city just across the state line from Washington, D.C.
The Washington Post
January 2, 2004, 2pm PST
Despite efforts to reinvent itself, the 'Steel City' is facing an identity and economic crisis.
The New York Times
December 31, 2003, 11am PST
The City Hall building in a small city in Central California, that was damaged by a recent earthquake, has its origins in one developer's utopian vision.
The Los Angeles Times
December 31, 2003, 10am PST
Rhode Island officials are raising land prices in order to attract developers and commercial development.
The Providence Journal
December 31, 2003, 9am PST
A snapshot of urban decline in New York State through Schenectady's recent fate.
The New York Times
December 29, 2003, 6am PST
California could lose its footing as tech startup capital of the world.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 28, 2003, 9am PST
The Mall of Memphis is closes forever at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The New York Times
December 27, 2003, 9am PST
Prediction of 100,000 new jobs in the industry spurs competition to be the next 'Silicon Valley.'
The Christian Science Monitor