Recovery

Black and white photo of Pike Place Market entrance in Seattle with "PUBLIC MARKET" and "Meet the producer" signs

A Chatbot Talks Regeneration and Recovery for Seattle

In his recent analysis of trends to watch for 2023, Managing Editor James Brasuell noted how ChatGPT might replace all the writers of Planetizen, and more. Chuck Wolfe decided to take literally Brasuell's “don't let it sneak up on you” admonition.

February 28, 2023 - Charles R. Wolfe

Gold Coast and Old Town

Mortgage Lending in Homogenous Neighborhoods

A new study examines mortgage lending practices in racially homogenous neighborhoods for clues about how those neighborhoods differ from the aggregate, national market.

August 29, 2019 - Housing Policy Debate

New York Vacant Storefront

Data Shows a Tepid Post-2008 Recovery in America's Cities

According to data compiled by the Lincoln Institute, public revenue and spending on the local and municipal levels hasn't truly bounced back following the Great Recession.

October 23, 2017 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Backyard Pool

U.S. Housing Prices Still Haven't Recovered from the Great Recession

While some cities become more and more expensive, most of the country's housing prices still haven't recovered from the great recession.

May 8, 2017 - Bloomberg

American Planning Association 2015

Welcome to a New Era of Planning: the APA National Conference Draws a Crowd

The American Planning Association's 2015 National Conference has launched in Seattle, with more attendees than any event since before the recession.

April 19, 2015 - James Brasuell

The Scary State of U.S. Municipal Finances

Analysis by The Wall Street Journal shows that even as other sectors of the economy fight their way back from the Great Recession, municipal finances lag far behind.

November 2, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

London's Recovery Cleaves a Divided Britain

Giant construction cranes once again dot London's skyline, signs of the British capital's "spring recovery". But with more cranes in the capital than the rest of the country combined, the unbalanced recovery is further diving "two-speed Britain".

May 13, 2013 - The Guardian

Where the Recession Continues: Local Government

While glimmers of a recovery can be seen in the eyes of private business, local governments continue to see red, shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs.

June 21, 2012 - The New York Times

Real Estate Rebound Gaining Ground in Select Cities

Bay City, Michigan, which has seen seven consecutive months of rising home prices, is one of 25 metro areas seeing a rebound in their real estate market despite a slow economic recovery, Morgan Brennan reports for Forbes.

August 24, 2011 - Forbes

The Uneasy Transition in Post-Recession Seattle

While some have pigeonholed him as anti-business, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is taking the city through the recovery of the economy in a positive but potentially hard-to-swallow way, according to this column.

July 12, 2011 - The Seattle Times

Slow Progress in East New Orleans

In this piece from Places, Deborah Gans offers a firsthand look at planning for recovery in the city's neglected East side.

June 28, 2011 - Places

Local Rebuilding Efforts Underpin New Orleans' Recovery

The recovery of New Orleans is happening in many small ways. One of them is the work of community groups to rebuild and re-inhabit damaged homes.

May 15, 2011 - NRDC Switchboard

Decentralizing Decisionmaking in New Orleans' Recovery

Various plans and strategies have been crafted over the years to try to help New Orleans recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. While early plans took a stronger stance, the city is now taking a less heavy-handed approach.

May 2, 2011 - Architectural Record

Design Solutions for Japan's Recovery

In the coming days and years, Japan needs to address a host of issues related to earthquake recover and design, including damaged infrastructure, population and housing, energy, the economy and global impact.

March 16, 2011 - Architizer

Starting Small in Haiti's Recovery

Port-au-Prince, the devastated capital of Haiti, is far from recovery. But as it and the rest of the country tries to rebound, some are thinking creatively about how best to rebuild the city's center.

March 14, 2011 - Citiwire

Community-Led Efforts Unseen in New Orleans

Looking back on five years of recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans, Roberta Brandes Gratz bemoans the fact that much of the community-based work remains below the radar.

September 30, 2010 - The New York Times

From 'Ruin Porn' to 'Prosperity Porn'

A new series of films about Detroit go beyond the "ruin porn" that has flooded the media in recent years and focuses on the good things happening in the city.

September 24, 2010 - Grist

Recovery Through Open Data in Detroit and New Orleans

In Detroit and New Orleans, open data proponents are pushing local government to share public data in ways that help citizens in these struggling cities to improve their communities.

September 9, 2010 - Next American City

Improvement, But Room for More in New Orleans

Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the Brookings Institution offers an analysis of the city's recovery. This op-ed looks at the report, which finds the city improving, but with many areas needing increased focus.

August 17, 2010 - New Orleans Times-Picayune

Visualizing New Orleans' Shifting Population

A new infographic from GOOD tracks population shifts in New Orleans, giving a visual representation of the changes underway in the troubled city.

June 17, 2010 - Good

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