Researchers find San Diego's regional growth leaving the majority of workers behind.
The San Diego-based Center of Policy Initiatives released thereport, "Planning for Shared Prosperity or Growing Inequality: AnIn-Depth look at San Diego's Leading Industry Clusters," which findsthat the percentage of working poor is increasing despite the region'sapparent economic prosperity. The report examines the regional economicplanning strategy of "clusters" as identified by the San DiegoAssociation of Governments and concludes that the 16 clusters includeonly 18% of the labor market. It calls for planners to address theworking class poor of the labor market in order to impact the growinginequity in the region. The researchers state that "few would contestthat creating higher paying jobs is important to our regional economy,but a regional economic strategy that does not consider 82 percent ofall workers is limited at best."
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European Cities Act on Density
The sprawling mass of suburbia has been a disaster for the environment. But now smaller, denser cities herald a renaissance in city living.
The Top Urban Planning Books of 2022
An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.
Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums
Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.
As Remote Work Persists, Ohio Cities Brace for Tax Revenue Losses
Cities like Dayton expect to see a reduction in income tax revenue as more remote workers begin paying taxes to their home jurisdictions.
Colorado Springs Updates Transportation Plan
The city made the first revisions to its transportation plan in twenty years, acknowledging the changing transportation needs of the region’s growing population.
Aging and the Housing Market
When wanting to downsize their living situation, some older Americans are startled to find a dearth of smaller housing units in their neighborhoods.
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