Community / Economic Development

September 19, 2003, 2pm PDT
An "opinion" piece by Wal-Mart Store #3297.
The Onion
September 19, 2003, 1pm PDT
Should we really be trying to bring back manufacturing jobs? The disappearance of manufacturing jobs are actually a sign that quality of life is improving.
National Public Radio
September 19, 2003, 10am PDT
A 'civic innovation lab' encourages and supports residents who want to invigorate the city's economy.
The Plain Dealer
September 19, 2003, 7am PDT
Forbes ASAP editor Michael S. Malone delivers a damning analysis of how San Jose, CA, has squandered a golden opportunity for redevelopment.
Metroactive
September 16, 2003, 1pm PDT
Low-power FM licenses have signals that travel only 10-20 miles. But they are a powerful economic development and community organizing tool.
Columbia Journalism Review
September 16, 2003, 9am PDT
Milwaukee business and civic leaders announce a new economic development initiative focused on the inner city.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 16, 2003, 5am PDT
Layoffs at Kodak and Xerox in Rochester symbolize a challenge felt by other cities.
The Christian Science Monitor
September 15, 2003, 6am PDT
International successes of downtown cultural institutions have New Yorkers thinking artistically about ground zero's redevelopment.
The New York Times
September 14, 2003, 1pm PDT
Winslow was on the verge of death when local boosters restored the town's hotel, and started a chain reaction that revitalized the city.
The Los Angeles Times
September 12, 2003, 10am PDT
The Shaw Ecovillage Project applies traditional ecovillage principles to an underserved urban neighborhood.
MetropolisMag.com
September 12, 2003, 7am PDT
Old-Style ballparks, fronting on urban streets, spur in-city living.
New Urban News
September 11, 2003, 5am PDT
Two years after 9/11, it's lost jobs, lost bustle, gained humanity -- a city fazed, but moving on.
The Christian Science Monitor
September 10, 2003, 8am PDT
Readers participate in an online dicussion with publicy policy expert Joel Kotkin about his recent article on the rise of the "second-tier" cities.
The Washington Post
September 8, 2003, 9am PDT
Critics say that recent efforts to clean up New Orlean's French Quarter threaten to turn it into a Disneyfied caricature.
The Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2003, 6am PDT
Study says New York City's economic development strategy is "obsolete."
The New York Times
September 7, 2003, 1pm PDT
As the second anniversary of 9/11 attacks approaches, civility in the debate about the WTC footprint and an appropriate memorial is disappearing.
The Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2003, 6am PDT
Eight years in the making, Lower Manhattan's commercial canyon has transformed into something better than planners had envisioned.
The New York Times
August 29, 2003, 6am PDT
Seek out municipal resources; hire locally; work with community leaders to avoid opposition--and other tips featured in a 'how to' guide for risk-taking business entreprenuers in Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune
August 28, 2003, 1pm PDT
Bogotá has become a success story that cities around the world are aiming to copy.
Environmental News Network
August 28, 2003, 11am PDT
What Myron Orfield, Ed Blakely, Robert Fishman and others are saying about public schools and suburbs.
The Chicago Tribune