March 11, 2010, 1pm PST
California republicans are arguing that the state's environmental laws are hurting the economy. This editorial from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> questions the wisdom of that argument and wonders what negative impacts would come from lifting CEQA.
February 14, 2010, 5am PST
A large-scale program of high speed rail projects is creating a huge economic impact in China. The fast timeline for these rail projects and the jobs they are creating have American officials looking on jealously.
February 12, 2010, 10am PST
California is looking to fast-track a pilot project that would exempt some construction projects from environment-related legal challenges. It's a move aimed at speeding development and creating jobs, but critics say it will harm the environment.
February 4, 2010, 6am PST
<em>The Infrastructurist</em>'s Melissa Lafsky is on <em>Fox Business</em> to discuss the prospect of high speed rail in America -- both in terms of transportation and jobs.
February 3, 2010, 9am PST
Two years ago, Steve Patterson suffered a stroke. As he goes through the process of recovery, he sees some lessons for struggling cities.
January 30, 2010, 1pm PST
More than a million Haitians have fled the capital city of Port-au-Prince, and government officials are advising them to stay out of the city. But many question if these provincial cities will be able to provide jobs and economic opportunities.
The Christian Science Monitor
January 22, 2010, 8am PST
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has seen some dramatic decline over the past half century. Michael A. Stern, ASLA, LEED AP takes a look at the last 20 years of the city as it begins to rebound.
January 20, 2010, 7am PST
Portland, Oregon, is held high on a pedestal for innovative urban planning and development. But the city has its drawbacks and needs to face them, writes Aaron M. Renn.
January 8, 2010, 8am PST
California stimulus projects and job creation are being delayed by a state office tasked with reviewing federally-funded construction projects to prevent adverse affects on historic sites, according to a new report.
December 31, 2009, 12pm PST
<em>U.S. News and World Report</em> has named urban planning one of its 50 top careers for 2010.
U.S. News And World Report
December 29, 2009, 8am PST
Architects and carpenters are among this list of the nine jobs hit hardest by the recession in 2009.
November 25, 2009, 10am PST
Unemployment is spreading across the country like a rash. This video tracks the changing unemployment in American counties since January 2007.
November 8, 2009, 5am PST
After twenty years of reunification, the eastern part of Germany is finally beginning to lure educated workers back.
October 19, 2009, 11am PDT
Japan wants to end its spending on wasteful construction projects, which are the cause of the country's massive debt. But for one small town on the verge of losing a dam, the "wasteful" project is the center of the local economy.
October 3, 2009, 11am PDT
A new report from the Economic Research Service looks at how the economic recession is affecting rural areas. For the most part, things are a lot worse in America's nonmetro areas.
September 25, 2009, 11am PDT
Westward migration in the U.S. seems to be slowing, as jobs dry up overcrowding begins pushing people away.
September 24, 2009, 9am PDT
Rural areas have been losing population for decades, creating what some are calling a "rural brain drain". According to this article, the hollowing out of these rural areas will have negative impacts beyond the borders of those small towns.
The Chronicle for Higher Education
September 5, 2009, 11am PDT
English Prime Minister Gordon Brown is confident that the 2012 Summer Olympics will bring a big economic benefit to London. But with costs rising beyond expectations, some are skeptical of the PM's prediction.
August 20, 2009, 6am PDT
Beijing could be heading towards a sprawling future, according to a new report from the World Bank. Despite expanding transit options, the location of jobs is pushing more people out from the center of the city.
The New York Times Style Magazine
August 12, 2009, 9am PDT
The population of Florida has decreased by about 50,000 people between April 2008 and April 2009, according to demographers at the University of Florida.