Jobs

September 9, 2013, 12pm PDT
New York and Los Angeles lead the U.S. with the most job openings in fields that require a college education. But these cities also have the largest pool of competitors. By applying a "location quotient", a different picture of opportunity emerges.
The Atlantic Cities
Feature
June 12, 2013, 4pm PDT
As a new cohort of young planners prepares to enter the field, more than a dozen recent graduates share their insights on how to make the most of a planning education and navigate one of the most challenging job environments in recent memory.
Erica Gutiérrez
May 25, 2013, 1pm PDT
After a sharp decline during the recession, an industrial expansion is helping to drive job growth in many of America’s metropolitan areas. New analysis outlines the country’s best manufacturing ‘storylines’.
New Geography
April 25, 2013, 1pm PDT
As Congress debates immigration reform, Richard Florida explains why more liberal policies could be a boon for America's cities by examining the connection between foreign-born populations and economic outcomes.
The Atlantic Cities
April 17, 2013, 2pm PDT
After five rough years, architecture billings are on a sustained upswing. In Chicago, where the number of employed architects dropped 33 percent between 2008-2011, this means firms are staffing up to meet a growing number of commissions.
Crain's Chicago Business
March 31, 2013, 11am PDT
Cities are cool again! The increased interest in urban issues, and rapidly evolving technological landscape, have multiplied the ways in which professionals can create more livable places. Nicole Ferraro looks at ten such positions.
Future Cities
September 26, 2012, 7am PDT
Stephan Salisbury details how the cultural sector in Philadelphia has grown to support the region's economic vitality.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 20, 2012, 5am PDT
Jeff Khau examines the rise in the teleworking population and what this demographic shift means for cities.
New Geography
September 7, 2012, 9am PDT
Blogging on HuffPo, Greg LeRoy, director of Good Jobs First, makes the case that transit, transit oriented development and smart growth are key factors in job growth.
Huffington Post
April 30, 2012, 5am PDT
Ken Archer opines on whether proposed tax incentives being offered by D.C. to retain the corporate offices of website LivingSocial are a smart trade-off amongst a backdrop of sparse public resources.
Greater Greater Washington
March 28, 2012, 6am PDT
Although Seattle's downtown redevelopment may be receiving plaudits, Chuck Wolfe describes efforts underway to rethink land use regulations on a broader level in the city, with jobs in mind.
The Atlantic Cities
November 21, 2011, 10am PST
A report from the Sustainable Business Network recommends policy changes that will help Philadelphia improve business formation and job growth.
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 12, 2011, 2pm PDT
Richard Florida, interviewed by blogger Dave Copeland, says that quality of place is going to be of growing importance in the coming era to keep cities vibrant and attracting talent and the "creative class."
MyCityWay Blog
September 20, 2011, 8am PDT
Homes in Detroit are certainly cheap, but are there jobs? Data from jobs site SimplyHired and real estate search engine Trulia says yes.
Mlive.com
September 17, 2011, 11am PDT
CA Speaker of the Assembly John Pérez discusses the current challenges faced by government in California, drawing particular attention to the struggle for consensus on how the State should support economic development at the local level. (VIDEO)
The Planning Report
Blog post
September 11, 2011, 4pm PDT

Recently I’ve had a number of undergraduate students ask how to make the most of internships—over the semester and in the breaks. The following represents some advice for current students.

Ann Forsyth
September 8, 2011, 6am PDT
With Missouri's Historic Preservation Tax Credit on the chopping block, Citiography outlines seven reasons the state should keep this program. Creating local jobs is just one.
Citiography
August 30, 2011, 10am PDT
When city leaders proposed redeveloping the South Lake Union area of Seattle, they made big promises for job growth. Just a few years in, their expectations have already been exceeded.
The Seattle Times
Blog post
August 26, 2011, 10pm PDT

Much of the inefficiency surrounding our use and misuse of water derive from entrenched habits formed during previous eras of presumed inexhaustibility of water supplies.  Our wastewater treatment approach has traditionally relied on an infrastructure of centralized municipal water plants where tertiary effluent is recycled.  These plants consume considerable energy and cost to restore all of the water they process.  

Rick Abelson
August 1, 2011, 12pm PDT
London's preparations for next summer's Olympic Games have been widespread, but the event's economic returns are harder to see.
The Economist