Community / Economic Development

March 11, 2004, 8am PST
Compact development and reinvestment in urban centers can save taxpayers money and improve regional economies. In this paper, Mark Muro and Robert Puentes review the best academic evidence on the fiscal and competitive advantages.
The Brookings Institution
March 11, 2004, 4am PST
Community-run clothing stores are a growing trend in the rural West.
The Salt Lake Tribune
March 10, 2004, 6am PST
In this editorial, a University of Maryland Professor writes that efforts to keep Wal-Mart stores out of certain communities is 'un-American.'
Ayn Rand Institute
March 9, 2004, 10am PST
Companies are increasingly choosing regions over places.
The Chicago Tribune
March 8, 2004, 7am PST
A computer scientist takes a mathematical look at how and where Americans move.
American Scientist
March 8, 2004, 5am PST
Joel Kotkin ranks the top 25 cities for doing business in America for Inc. Magazine, and they're not the ones you might expect.
Inc. Magazine
March 7, 2004, 1pm PST
Portsmouth, a rural town on Aquidneck Island, hopes to create a new mixed-use center using New Urbanist principles and traffic calming techniques.
The Providence Journal
March 5, 2004, 5am PST
New York's 'Iron Triangle' is an eyesore, but perhaps also a thriving business community. Should it be condemned?
The New York Times
March 4, 2004, 7am PST
For overall quality of life, Zurich and Geneva are the top-ranked cities. Baghdad scores lowest.
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
March 4, 2004, 6am PST
On Tuesday, Contra Costa County, California voters chose between 'consumer choice' and 'local control.'
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 4, 2004, 5am PST
Canada's Governor-General discusses innovative efforts to create liveable communities nationwide.
The Toronto Star
March 3, 2004, 8am PST
The big-box retailer still can't crack the California market.
USA Today
March 3, 2004, 7am PST
Some Georgia counties consider new jails to be essential infrastructure for supporting metropolitan population growth.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 3, 2004, 5am PST
Cities rushing to embrace Richard Florida's 'creative class' strategies are likely to be disappointed, writes Steven Malanga.
City Journal
March 2, 2004, 7am PST
Critics are increasingly charging that Richard Florida's theories about the creative class simply don't work.
The Boston Globe
March 1, 2004, 2pm PST
Community is cut off from Main Street program after opposing a freeway widening plan.
The Detroit News
March 1, 2004, 1pm PST
Fewer residents are venturing outside their homes to patronize local businesses as home-delivery services increase.
The Washington Post
March 1, 2004, 10am PST
This article describes the woes caused the increasing number of empty retail big boxes in our communities and presents some strategies for rehabilitation and re-use, including conversion into more profitable retail activities.
Retail Traffic
March 1, 2004, 7am PST
With developable land in Southern California's urban core at a premium, underperforming strip malls are becoming a popular target for mixed use development.
The Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2004, 6am PST
Shifting domestic economics are reshaping immigration patterns in the United States.
Austin American-Statesmen