August 28, 2003, 8am PDT
What does it mean to live in a country where Wal-mart -- the world's 19th largest economy -- is the nation's largest employer?
August 28, 2003, 6am PDT
A new community school is a symbol of ongoing renewal, in what was once one of the most violent neighborhoods in Boston.
August 27, 2003, 8am PDT
Opening of a "Big Box" Home Depot store actually helps small home improvement businesses in one Hartford neighborhood.
August 27, 2003, 5am PDT
One group in Chicago is demonstrating that urban farming can be a viable economic development strategy in low income areas.
August 26, 2003, 9am PDT
Ceterpoint is an $80 million transformation of an entire block into shops, restaurants and rental residences.
August 25, 2003, 9am PDT
Despite recent troubles leading up to a historic gubernatorial recall, a new poll shows most Americans would like to live in California.
August 23, 2003, 1pm PDT
While the nation's cities try to develop successful strategies for growth, rural America is finding hundreds of inventive ways to add to its appeal.
August 23, 2003, 7am PDT
Cambodia's Ministry of Tourism is preparing grandiose plans for a million-dollar theme park on a former notorious Khmer Rouge.
International Herald Tribune
August 22, 2003, 12pm PDT
Through action and self advocacy, an impoverished community secures funding for new homes and economic development.
August 22, 2003, 8am PDT
Concerned about its public image, Wal-Mart has hired consultants to conduct "reputation research." Suggested remedies include radio and television ads.
August 20, 2003, 11am PDT
This evolving form of disaster planning focuses on the ability of a community to recover following a disaster.
August 20, 2003, 6am PDT
This story highlights the other end of spectrum from the booomtown scenario for cities.
August 19, 2003, 11am PDT
Can New York City could learn from Robert Moses' methods, or are the broker's worst tactics may already be at work?
August 16, 2003, 11am PDT
Public school facilities in Chicago are getting a 'face-lift' with the help of volunteers from private firms.
August 16, 2003, 7am PDT
Residents moving into urban Atlanta kept pace with the city's suburban growth, ending a decades-long trend of middle-class flight.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 15, 2003, 2pm PDT
Ottawa County, Michigan officials develop a manure scented brochure to alert home buyers to some unadvertised aspects of country living.
August 15, 2003, 7am PDT
A new gambling agreement with an Indian tribe will funnel up to 5% of gambling revenue directly to the state.
August 14, 2003, 10am PDT
The plight of Douglas, GA, a small town on the outskirts of Atlanta, reflects the state of many small towns in rural areas suffering from the loss of a critical mass of manufacturing jobs.
August 14, 2003, 7am PDT
An innovative new concept for telecommuting provides the benefits of telecommuting, without the drawbacks.
August 12, 2003, 11am PDT
Houston hopes to recast itself for the Feb. 1 Super Bowl, but major renovations across the city are far from complete.