Community / Economic Development

January 20, 2004, 6am PST
Saving Main Street takes patience, but it's worth it say Neal Peirce.
The Washington Post Writers Group
January 19, 2004, 12pm PST
Neighbourhood BIA Survives Suburban Flight and SARS Panic
The Toronto Star
January 18, 2004, 7am PST
Pennsylvania and California -- one old economy, one new economy. But both are seriously threatened by the dramatic changes taking place in the American economy.
Smart City
January 18, 2004, 5am PST
A quarterly survey objectively measures how Australian’s feel about a range of personal and national issues. Those results have been grouped to produce a ranking of capital cities.
Sunday Times
January 17, 2004, 7am PST
How one innovative economic development program is challenging stereotypes, and providing job training and housing rehab along the way.
Shelterforce Online
January 16, 2004, 2pm PST
Is innovation the only important factor in a successful urban strategy?
Joel Kotkin
January 15, 2004, 1pm PST
Edmonton developer has ambitious dreams to open up the central core of the city's sprawling river valley to appropriate mixed used development.
Edmonton Journal
January 15, 2004, 12pm PST
Study finds that smart growth policies are good for construction jobs.
Good Jobs First
January 15, 2004, 6am PST
Will prime minister Paul Martin honour his commitment to share federal gas taxes with Canada's cities?
January 15, 2004, 5am PST
Private industry is financing an 'Omaha By Design' effort to improve city's design standards and guidelines.
Omaha World Herald
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