Community / Economic Development

September 21, 2017, 6am PDT
Walkability makes markets! Scott Bernstein tells the Lloyds of London story from the urbanist's perspective.
PlaceShakers
September 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The Regional Plan Association calls on the power of the contemporary Internet to broadcast stories of displacement from around Greater New York.
Regional Plan Association
September 20, 2017, 8am PDT
Houston's commercial real estate market, including some 72,000 apartment units, has been severely impacted b Hurricane Harvey.
Modern Cities
September 19, 2017, 11am PDT
Amazon's second headquarters is huge, and their bias for walkable places says they are going to do it all over again in a new city. However, maybe they should take the high road and not beg for subsidies.
Smart Growth America
September 19, 2017, 7am PDT
A new startup is either a disruptive technology that will forever change the corner store, or yet another example of Silicon Valley looking to gentrify neighborhoods.
Modern Cities
September 19, 2017, 6am PDT
While the country overall made progress, larger cities are making stronger gains against poverty.
Brookings
September 18, 2017, 6am PDT
A new report from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions reveals that over 1,200 global and domestic companies, recognizing the threat of climate change, are either pricing emissions or considering it.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
September 17, 2017, 9am PDT
A team of researchers at Brookings suggests ways for Pittsburgh to lock in its status as a hub of the next economy, leaving all talk of the "Rust Belt" behind.
Brookings
September 16, 2017, 11am PDT
For almost two years, MUNI's diesel-powered buses in San Francisco have run entirely on renewable diesel fuel. Diesel-powered Amtrak trains running from San Jose to Sacramento could be next.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
Along the Mexican border, Texas "colonias" have often gone without basic infrastructure. Saying it'll cut bureaucracy, Governor Greg Abbott removed funding for a program that helps residents access government services.
Governing
September 15, 2017, 12pm PDT
Vigorous continued demand for Houston homes left some realtors surprised after the city endured catastrophic flooding. For a lot of new construction, elevated homes may become the norm.
The New York Times
September 15, 2017, 8am PDT
Two economics professors from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley argue that the housing crisis doesn't just affect booming coastal cities. It's a national problem.
The New York Times - Opinion
September 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A California Nordstrom store will stock no clothing for customers to buy. Instead, it will let shoppers try on clothes in a curated environment and order anything they like to be sent to their homes.
The Washington Post
September 13, 2017, 7am PDT
Electric vehicles (EVs) have a bright future in the world's most populous nation and largest auto market, unlike those powered by oil. That was a ministry chief's message at an auto forum on Saturday.
Bloomberg News
September 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
A burgeoning revitalization model uses the arts as an opportunity to bring in outside money while hiring local.
Star Tribune
September 12, 2017, 9am PDT
With a second headquarters, Amazon is poised to expand its preference for walkable places into a new city. However, maybe the company should take the high road and not beg for subsidies.
Smart Growth America
September 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
The city of Erie, Pennsylvania, lead by a $4 million grant to Mercyhurst University, is in the process of implementing the Downtown Innovation District.
GoErie
September 11, 2017, 5am PDT
The happiness and quality of life or residents is often attached to their perception of the cleanliness of their city, according to this article.
Smart Cities Dive
September 9, 2017, 5am PDT
In participatory planning, there is no planning without several events known as charrettes, which you probably already knew. Less likely to be common knowledge, however, is how charrettes can live up to their promise in the planning process.
Next City
September 8, 2017, 12pm PDT
The United Nations' ambitious set of goals have proven unwieldy, with some commentators saying they represent "all things to all people." Reorganizing and prioritizing them could help.
Pacific Standard