Community / Economic Development

October 24, 2003, 12pm PDT
Eminent domain has been a tool used by governmental authorities to advance the public good or for public use, but who decides what is in the public's interest? This story highlights problems inherent to wielding such power.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 24, 2003, 10am PDT
A study analyzes why talent is leaving the Greater Boston area and what can be done to retain the dynamic labor force.
Greater Boston Chamber Of Commerce
October 24, 2003, 7am PDT
Canada's Globe and Mail covers author Richard Florida's talk at the Creative Places + Spaces conference.
The Globe and Mail
October 20, 2003, 1pm PDT
A new report examines inclusionary zoning successes from around the country.
Policy Link
October 19, 2003, 9am PDT
A heroic effort sparks ongoing revival of once-dead neighborhood.
Michigan Land Use Institute
October 18, 2003, 7am PDT
Robert Putnam's follow-up to "Bowling Alone" lacks the statistical evidence featured in his earlier work.
New York Press
October 17, 2003, 2pm PDT
City officials have invested millions of dollars in downtown St. Paul through public-private partnerships, but there’s little to show for it.
City Pages (Twin Cities)
October 17, 2003, 12pm PDT
Atlanta councilmembers believe that closing bars earlier will make the streets of Buckhead safer, but what will the overall impact be?
Creative Loafing Atlanta
October 17, 2003, 10am PDT
Downtown outdoor movies are growing in popularity nationwide, helping to spark economic revitalization efforts.
The Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2003, 9am PDT
An in-demand Toronto neighborhood speculates about the impact of a new car-free weekend policy.
Northeast Midwest Institute
October 17, 2003, 8am PDT
Detroit hopes that additional hotel units will draw more people to the city, and help remake its image in the process.
Metro Times Detroit
October 17, 2003, 5am PDT
Colorado's capital comes of age as a metropolitan hub.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 16, 2003, 11am PDT
An industry site selection magazine offers its list of ten things that professionals know about site selection that you don't.
Plant Sites And Parks
October 16, 2003, 10am PDT
How low will planners in Tokyo go to free up open space in one of the most populous and densely packed metropolises in the world?
October 16, 2003, 6am PDT
Commercial properties in the suburban fringe of Boston are headed on a downward spiral, as vacancy rates skyrocket.
The Boston Globe
October 14, 2003, 2pm PDT
Planners and residents try to reach an agreement on the future of Fort Worth’s Near South Side.
Fort Worth Weekly
October 14, 2003, 9am PDT
How a city ranked 139th out of 268 regions in Richard Florida’s Creativity Index became one of the country's most successful places.
The Next American City
October 13, 2003, 12pm PDT
Mid-sized cities like Pittsburgh, Baton Rouge and Fresno, are using the young and educated as an economic development strategy.
USA Today
October 13, 2003, 11am PDT
An impoverished St. Louis neighborhood near the Missouri Botanical Gardens faces demolition, when rehabilitation might be the answer, in this case study.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
October 13, 2003, 6am PDT
An in-depth look at Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit that - home to the second largest Arab population outside the Middle East - some call "America's Muslim capital."
The Next American City