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Economics

March 23, 2012, 9am PDT
Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institute explains the importance of exports to a metro region's economy. As the US Federal Government remains politically frozen, how can American cities grow economically by fostering trade partnerships across the world?
The Planning Report
February 3, 2012, 6am PST
Writer Tara Sturm explores the merits of incremental urbanism on revitalization efforts with the help of L.A. architect Alan Pullman, highlighting grassroots, community-driven economic development.
Buildipedia.com
January 3, 2011, 7am PST
A new study by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that bicycling contributes $1.5 billion to Wisconsin's economy every year.
Bicycling Federation of Wisconsin
Blog post
July 4, 2010, 1pm PDT

Planners are quick to criticize roads and highway investments for the vast sums spent to build, operate and maintain them, often questioning the value of these subsidies. Recently, on a planning list-serve, these subsidies were labeled an “external cost” of automobiles, but they are not.

Samuel Staley
January 10, 2010, 11am PST
Ed Glaeser argues that housing needs to be viewed as a commodity like any other, rather than an investment.
Economix Blog
December 2, 2009, 7am PST
Economist Ed Glaeser explains what went wrong in Dubai World.
The New York Times
November 30, 2009, 12pm PST
After years of spectacular growth and even more spectacular architecture, the city state of Dubai is facing crushing debts and has requested a 6-month "standstill" on its repayments.
Huffington Post
August 14, 2009, 7am PDT
Edward Glaeser continues his series on cost-benefit analysis of high-speed rail in the US, imagining a mythical route between Dallas and Houston.
NY Times: Economix Blog
March 27, 2009, 10am PDT
Eric A. Morris takes a look at pedestrian-oriented cities with an economist's eyes.
Freakonomics - NY Times Blog
January 15, 2009, 1pm PST
The image of tens of thousands of people being put to work on massive public works projects may be a thing of the past, some economists argue.
The Globe and Mail
April 21, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Forget congestion pricing and higher gas taxes -- accurately priced pay-as-you-go auto insurance might be the best financial incentive tool for encouraging people to change their driving habits.</p>
The New York Times Magazine
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