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Economic Recovery

June 15, 2021, 7am PDT
Republicans in the Minnesota State Legislature ditched an effort to block voters in the Twin Cities from implementing rent stabilization laws.
Minnesota Reformer
June 10, 2021, 8am PDT
Despite the economic blow dealt by last year's lockdowns, business districts in smaller cities like Wilkes-Barre managed to weather the crisis.
The New York Times
June 10, 2021, 5am PDT
It's a tale of two cities as New York starts to emerge from the pandemic.
The New York Times
June 9, 2021, 6am PDT
Center City in Philadelphia offers a case study for one of the largest and potentially most consequential contingencies of the pandemic: What happens to downtowns is most workers never come back to the office?
Philadelphia
June 8, 2021, 10am PDT
A new report outlines seven strategies for balancing economic development and equity specifically aimed at smaller, post-industrial cities.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
June 7, 2021, 5am PDT
Taking lessons from his time working in the Obama administration, President Biden is tempering promises of quick job creation with long-term reinvestment.
Governing
May 11, 2021, 6am PDT
Cities have more experience, and examples, than they might realize when it comes to reinventing systems of investment and governance to recover from the economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bloomberg CityLab
May 10, 2021, 10am PDT
The fortunes of commercial real estate in Seattle have completely reversed since February, according to a new analysis.
The Seattle Times
April 22, 2021, 8am PDT
The American Planning Association has a breakdown of the massive $2 trillion jobs plan that would change the course of federal infrastructure policy.
American Planning Association
April 21, 2021, 7am PDT
Cities around the country are making big plans for economic relief funding from the federal government.
The Washington Post
Feature
April 21, 2021, 5am PDT
Vital urbanism and a prescription for the post-pandemic city.
Dan Kaplan
Blog post
April 8, 2021, 6am PDT
The significance of the Biden administration's expansive view of infrastructure is reflected in the flood of commentary published in the week since the public's first look at the American Jobs Plan.
James Brasuell
Feature
April 5, 2021, 5am PDT
By focusing on traffic safety, the Biden administration's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure has a chance to make good on its potential to shift the nation's infrastructure planning for the benefit of the people and the planet.
John Stout
April 1, 2021, 5am PDT
The city of Boston will undertake an experiment about how to center public transit as an economic recovery tool.
Smart Cities Dive
Blog post
March 30, 2021, 5am PDT
The Biden administration's highly anticipated infrastructure spending plan is expected to go public this week. After weeks of speculation about the size and focus of the plan, recent reports reveal a growing package and new revenue streams.
James Brasuell
March 17, 2021, 10am PDT
A new report by the Bus Turnaround Coalition has a prescription to "build back better": fix the bus.
AM New York
March 9, 2021, 11am PST
As the Mexican government charts the country’s recovery from COVID-19, a newly published paper charts national solutions to urban transportation and housing challenges that will put Mexico’s cities on a path to prosperity and resilience.
Compact Connected Clean and Inclusive Cities in Mexico
February 19, 2021, 8am PST
Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research recently published "A Bottom-Up Infrastructure Strategy for American Renewal."
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
Feature
February 18, 2021, 7am PST
Six components of a strategic plan for city and regions to guide their short-term actions for equitable economic recovery from the pandemic.
Alisa Pyszka, Kim Zeuli
January 20, 2021, 6am PST
Housing policy can ensure a sustainable economic recovery by focusing on five outcomes.
Urban Institute