Community / Economic Development

March 23, 2004, 9am PST
Wal-Mart's expansion into urban Los Angeles is led by an aggressive 'black cool' public relations campaign.
LA Weekly
March 23, 2004, 8am PST
After years of expanding primarily in rural and suburban locations, the giant retailer begins to adapt to more urban locations.
The Kansas City Star
March 22, 2004, 1pm PST
Minnesota Public Radio interviews Professor Ann Markusen about her research analyzing the economic impact of artists.
Minnesota Public Radio
March 20, 2004, 9am PST
California's de-malling movement turns white elephants into urban centers.
California Planning and Development Report
March 20, 2004, 7am PST
Nashville civic leaders seek to create a 'cultural cluster' through quality mixed-use infill projects.
Nashville City Paper
March 19, 2004, 2pm PST
Michigan Suburbs Alliance creating standards to certify inner-ring suburbs as redevelopment-ready.
The Detroit News
March 19, 2004, 9am PST
Are gated communities a legitimate alternative to increase safety, or a fundamental breakdown of the social fabric.
The Guardian Unlimited
March 19, 2004, 5am PST
Low-income residents of Brewerytown, PA are saying no to the development of 200 new upscale townhomes.
The Philadelphia Daily News
March 17, 2004, 12pm PST
A 300 family garden in the L.A. barrio has been returned to a developer, so the South Central Farmers Feeding Families have taken their cause to the courts.
March 17, 2004, 11am PST
Creative solutions in disadvantaged communities come from partnerships between all levels of government, business and community groups. The City of Hume's determined community is beginning to reap the rewards in Australia.
The Age, Australia
March 17, 2004, 9am PST
A new report provides a comprehensive picture of the 80,000 persons who are homelessness nightly in Los Angeles.
Weingart Center, Institute For The Study Of Homelessness And Poverty
March 16, 2004, 11am PST
Will land use restrictions and an aging population ultimately doom this forest community high above the California Coast?
The Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2004, 9am PST
The home of Oregon's pioneering land use planning laws faces local opposition to mixed-use zoning.
Statesman Journal
March 16, 2004, 5am PST
Will New Jersey Transit's newly-opened, $1.1-billion River Line bring new and investment to South Jersey towns?
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 15, 2004, 9am PST
A report on the successful adaptation of the community-supported agriculture (CSA) model--an alternative to the global food system--in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Planners Network
March 14, 2004, 1pm PST
Mark Winne makes the case for how the production, distribution and consumption of food is an urban planning issue, citing Hartford's recent local and regional food planning efforts as a model.
Planners Network
March 14, 2004, 5am PST
Advertising, legal battles, and consumer interest continue to lead the harsh but successful path of Wal-Mart.
Business Week
March 13, 2004, 1pm PST
Albany County, NY rejects an immunization grant from Wal-Mart in rebuke of retail giant's policies.
Times Union
March 12, 2004, 10am PST
Peasants losing their means of living while government is getting kickbacks.
The Los Angeles Times
March 12, 2004, 7am PST
The American Podiatric Medical Association publishes its list of the top twelve walker-friendly urban areas.
American Podiatric Medical Association