The Historical Effect of Pandemics on the Economy and the Housing Market
Research into previous pandemics, like SARS in 2003, the Spanish Flu in 1918, and the early months of COVID-19 in China, offers insight into what to expect for the economy and the housing market during and after the current pandemic.
The Architecture Billings Index Was Strong on the Eve of the Pandemic
The Architecture Billings Index in February 2020 could lend hope in the current economic climate, or it could set a benchmark for a future recovery.
Changes in Houston Over the Last Decade
Comparing Houston in 2010 to the city today reveals a variety of transportation, infrastructure, and economic changes.
Private Golf Courses Closing in Chicago's Suburbs
Failing golf courses pose a choice for cities that can use tax dollars to turn them public or put the land to use in other ways.
25 Months of Growth for Architecture Firms Ended in March
A key signal of economic strength for the planning and development industries delivered bad news for the first time in a long time.
Million-Dollar Home Sales Jump 25%
The luxury market has been “reignited,” according to Realtor.com.
Roanoke, Virginia's Evolving Economy Moves Beer-ward
Once, trains dominated the city’s economy, now it's "brains, bikes and beer," according to city officials.
The Cities that Most Resemble Each Other
A fun activity in city comparison.
Author Discusses 'The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism'
An interview with Jeremy Nowak about how he thinks the new localism will shape 21st century urban places in an environment of municipal fiscal distress.
Mapping Climate Change's Economic Impacts in the United States
A recent study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) predicts some of the economic impacts of climate change.
Norwalk Redevelopment Agency
City of Cotati
City of Austin Transportation Department
Rowan University's Department of Geography, Planning, & Sustainability
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.