Community / Economic Development

April 20, 2004, 9am PDT
The Economist offers a European perspective on the Wal-Mart phenomenon.
The Economist
April 19, 2004, 2pm PDT
Do big projects really bring jobs to the neighborhoods they claim to help?
The Gotham Gazette
April 19, 2004, 10am PDT
Without high pedestrian and retail activity, regional malls could actually benefit from re-opening to vehicular traffic.
The Courier Mail
April 18, 2004, 1pm PDT
Poverty is expensive. Neal Peirce looks at "predatory fiscal devices" that trap millions of low-income Americans.
The Washington Post Writers Group
April 18, 2004, 9am PDT
A conference in Santa Barbara, CA, focuses on "Wal-Mart's sins". Even the organizers are surprised by the turnout.
Business Week
April 18, 2004, 7am PDT
In the 1990s the city's downtown was deserted. Yet Ventura, CA has come back to win the designation of "most livable city" in the small-city category.
The Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2004, 5am PDT
Residents should have a say in whether they have a Wal-Mart in their backyard, argues the Christian Science Monitor.
The Christian Science Monitor
April 15, 2004, 12pm PDT
A panel setup by Prime Minister Tony Blair concludes that Britain is "far adrift" from meeting its environmental responsibilities.
The Daily Telegraph
April 15, 2004, 11am PDT
A formerly all-white South African suburb of Johannesburg has transitioned into a 'sprawling racial melange.'
The Los Angeles Times
April 15, 2004, 8am PDT
A number of very large projects will change the face of Moscow forever.
Moscow Times
April 15, 2004, 7am PDT
Planners may rail against Wal-Mart, but residents vote with their cash.
Town Hall
April 15, 2004, 6am PDT
Real estate development opportunities abound after the initial growing pains of reconstruction of the Central Artery
The New York Times
April 14, 2004, 7am PDT
The Countryside Exchange helps communities identify undeveloped assets.
The Christian Science Monitor
April 13, 2004, 12pm PDT
A local response to Wal-Mart's global spread.
AlterNet
April 13, 2004, 9am PDT
Crime, traffic, and light pollution are among the chief impacts of Wal-Mart in western Chester County.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 13, 2004, 8am PDT
Partners for Livable Communities releases a list of livable places for the decade.
USA Today
April 13, 2004, 7am PDT
A successful lawsuit over 20 years of contamination of Anniston, Alabama, results in a wave of anger among residents who feel cheated and abandoned.
The Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2004, 11am PDT
Four upstate New York counties are luring farmers and would-be farmers in order to prevent development.
Wall St. Journal
April 10, 2004, 11am PDT
Some of the city's lesser known neighborhoods are impressive attractions on their own.
The New York Times
April 9, 2004, 1pm PDT
As Wal-Mart expands into new urban markets, it is facing unwelcome attention from politicians and the media.
Wharton Business School, University Of Pennsylvania