Community / Economic Development

April 4, 2017, 9am PDT
In the aftermath of the Measure S vote, members of the Los Angeles City Council have responded by pushing for expediting community plan updates and finding a sustainable source of funding for updating the region's plans.
The Planning Report
April 2, 2017, 1pm PDT
After the defeat of Measure S, Los Angeles Planning Director Vince Bertoni explains how a slew of new planning reforms will help move the city forward.
The Planning Report
March 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Recently termed-out Mayor Ashley Swearengin sits down for an exclusive interview about how she planned for high speed rail investments, championed sustainable water management, and took steps to rebuild the local economy.
The Planning Report
March 30, 2017, 12pm PDT
Greg David argues that zoning rules limiting Manhattan's Garment District to manufacturers are obsolete. Without them, underutilized space could be put to better use.
Crain's New York Business
March 30, 2017, 9am PDT
A contentious debate broke out this week, after a pundit proposed breaking up the consolidation of economic and political power of the country's liberal cities.
The New York Times
March 30, 2017, 8am PDT
Communities across Nebraska report plenty of jobs to go around, but not enough housing for the workers to fulfill the demand.
Omaha World-Herald
March 29, 2017, 11am PDT
Flanked by coal miners, President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that begins the roll back of his predecessor's signature environmental rule, the Clean Power Plan, and other environmental regulations to facilitate energy production.
The Washington Post
March 28, 2017, 10am PDT
Planetizen rounded up the pertinent news stories on the big move by the NFL's Raiders from their home in the East Bay to Sin City. The Las Vegas Raiders will be a thing by 2020 at the latest.
The Mercury News
March 28, 2017, 7am PDT
Building on support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Pittsburgh has released a framework for its future resilience efforts. Concrete details are still to come.
Next City
March 27, 2017, 8am PDT
Following through on a January executive action, President Trump announced Friday that he was approving the oil pipeline that his predecessor had rejected over a year ago. Oil is already flowing from Steele City, Nebraska to Gulf Coast refineries.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
March 27, 2017, 7am PDT
Needle exchanges are still controversial in some parts of the country, so expect "supervised injection facilities" to be even more so.
Governing
March 26, 2017, 7am PDT
The story of Babcock Ranch, "a planned community that could become the most sustainable town in America," as told by Marlene Cimons for Nexus Media.
Nexus Media
March 25, 2017, 11am PDT
After six years of successful Smart City Expo World Congresses in Barcelona, the island of Majorca will host one that focuses exclusively on islands. It will focus on technology and innovation, and address unique challenges islands face.
Cities of the Future
March 24, 2017, 11am PDT
Risk-management experts are seeking creative ways to finance resilience investments that prevent damage from natural disasters. Insurance markets, with their direct stake in protecting homes and businesses, can be key partners in this effort.
Doggerel
March 23, 2017, 6am PDT
University of Pennsylvania's John Fantuzzo, Katie Barghaus and Whitney LeBoeuf write about improving the evidence base for quality pre-k in Philadelphia.
Penn IUR Urban Link
March 22, 2017, 12pm PDT
Deciding how to grow at the local level's not a red thing or a blue thing. It's a math thing. Ben Brown's got the lowdown.
PlaceShakers
March 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
A look at what the president's proposed budget will mean for cities, and reaction from city leaders.
Modern Cities
March 21, 2017, 10am PDT
In contrast to other California cities, seaside Santa Barbara is successfully reducing its homeless population. Local advocates cite a tight-knit network of service providers.
Pacific Standard
March 21, 2017, 7am PDT
Fast Company recently recognized the best ideas in social impact.
Fast Company
March 19, 2017, 5am PDT
A clean environment isn't the only benefit of clean energy. Clean energy jobs are also providing economic mobility for many of the 3 million people employed in the industry.
Next City