Community / Economic Development

February 16, 2004, 7am PST
Big box developments are altering our built environments and changing how we experience cities.
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February 15, 2004, 7am PST
A new report urges leaders to devise ways to make the city's once-thriving retail hub more appealing to tourists, university students, club-goers and people who work downtown.
The Providence Journal
February 14, 2004, 5am PST
Tulsa, OK, should realize that the city's Native American heritage can benefit it's economy.
Urban Tulsa Weekly
February 13, 2004, 12pm PST
City Council unanimously approves San Diego's "City of Villages" plan.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 13, 2004, 5am PST
Jackson County, a suburb of Atlanta, defies the normal suburban pattern -- it is its own economic engine.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 12, 2004, 10am PST
Why Washington D.C. and Baltimore are aggressively competing for the same pool of young urban professionals, and who's winning.
The Next American City
February 12, 2004, 5am PST
When West Palm Beach opened CityPlace, another urban project languished.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 11, 2004, 12pm PST
To increase alumni participation (and giving) universities are investing in upscale, large-scale centers to prime the donation pump.
University Business
February 11, 2004, 6am PST
One of Arizona's best-known businessmen criticizes Wal-Mart's devastating effect on communities and local businesses.
The Arizona Republic
February 10, 2004, 9am PST
Some California cities and counties have banned mega=stores in response to Wal-Mart's expansion plans but the giant retailer is fighting back.
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 10, 2004, 8am PST
The recently published 'State of the Region 2003' report finds that Southern California is becoming less competitive relative to the rest of the nation.
Southern California Association of Governments
February 10, 2004, 6am PST
Brooklyn Heights’ Montague Street becomes inundated with commercialism, unbeknownst to the locals.
The New York Times
February 9, 2004, 2pm PST
Next month, voters in Contra Costa County, CA, will decide if Wal-Mart supercenters belong in their community.
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 9, 2004, 11am PST
The Golden State considers whether more Las Vegas-style gambling is an answer to its giant budget shortfall.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 9, 2004, 10am PST
Would a city ordinance that regulates the bleak street performing scene in the City of Baltimore be an impetus for its growth and enliven the city streets? Or would it have a crippling effect?
Baltimore City Paper
February 9, 2004, 6am PST
Detroit-area supermarkets are shrinking in face of "wholesale stores" with Walmart still to come.
The Detroit News
February 9, 2004, 5am PST
A Super Bowl visitor to Houston writes that although the city's reputation for visual blight is deserved, the city is catching on to good city building.
The Houston Chronicle
February 9, 2004, 4am PST
The mayor of Hamburg, Germany's second city, promotes the idea of "business improvement districts".
Hamburger Wirtschaft
February 8, 2004, 5am PST
Can a city experience be packaged and delivered? Or is it something that just happens with the right combination of serendipitous elements?
Smart City
February 7, 2004, 9am PST
Report by London-based Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranks Honolulu 19th, making it the top U.S. city.
The Age, Australia