Community / Economic Development

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.
The Los Angeles Times
August 12, 2003, 10am PDT
Residents fearing for their lives in Boston's Chinatown patiently wait as the City promises less crime with a long-term redevelopment strategy.
The Boston Globe
August 12, 2003, 7am PDT
Georgia community spares no opportunity to solidify support for its key employer, as Pentagon cuts loom.
The Christian Science Monitor
August 11, 2003, 1pm PDT
Is Flint's economic development manager a savior or a sham? Economic development success can be hard to measure.
Michigan Live
August 11, 2003, 11am PDT
Boston will create a general fund for hotel financing to jump-start economic development in the City.
The Boston Globe
August 10, 2003, 11am PDT
HUD will provide $156 million to fund open space and design improvements, as well as economic development, in Lower Manhattan.
HUD News
August 10, 2003, 7am PDT
Conservationists want to turn New York City's abandoned High Line into a 1.5 mile long elevated park with amazing views.
National Public Radio
August 9, 2003, 1pm PDT
An enthusiastic mayor and embarrassed city officials are at odds over the presence of dressed-up concrete hippos in Hutto, TX.
The San Francisco Chronicle
August 7, 2003, 9am PDT
ULI offers 10 principles that can serve as a checklist for the development of pedestrian-scale communities that will be suitable for public transportation.
Urban Land Institute
August 5, 2003, 7am PDT
Market forces are verwhelming good intentions in Decatur, where minority residents are being priced out of the rapidly gentrifying city east of Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 1, 2003, 2pm PDT
As part of their marketing efforts, towns adopt unusual slogans for highway signs.
National Public Radio
July 31, 2003, 2pm PDT
Despite the prosperity of the 1990s, robust inner city retail development did not follow.
The Brookings Institution
July 31, 2003, 7am PDT
McGill University professor of architecture Avi Friedman talks about maintaining vital and healthy cities, in the context of Canada's largest city, Toronto.
The National Post
July 31, 2003, 5am PDT
Houston joins other cities in pushing 'tours' of local enclaves -- the quirky and overlooked sites.
The Christian Science Monitor
July 30, 2003, 9am PDT
Chicago will use the 'green-town' concept to bring economic revitalization to a distressed area.
The Chicago Tribune
July 29, 2003, 11am PDT
The wide-ranging impact of Wal-Mart on the nation.
The New York Times
July 28, 2003, 1pm PDT
"Virginia's housing authority will provide low-interest mortgages to gay couples and other singles living together, abandoning a one-of-a-kind lending policy that limited such help to married couples and single people living alone, commis
The Washington Post
July 26, 2003, 11am PDT
TIF dollars will be used to subsidize the development of the controversial Montgomery Wards site in Chicago, which has been slowed by a weak economy and delays in negotiating city subsidies.
The Chicago Tribune
July 25, 2003, 10am PDT
As the number of AIDS infections continue to increase all over the world, organizations like the World Bank are 'belatedly' acknowledging its economic impact.
The Boston Globe
July 24, 2003, 1pm PDT
Baby boomers may be redefining the model for ideal retirement locations. AARP publishes its list of the 15 best places to 'reinvent your life.'