Jobs

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.
St. Petersburg Times
August 6, 2009, 7am PDT
This infographic from <em>Good</em> shows how unemployment numbers compare in various metros in the country.
Good
August 2, 2009, 7am PDT
Entrepreneurs are flocking to New Orleans, a boom that some expect to help bring employment levels 98.8% of the way back to pre-Hurricane Katrina levels by 2016.
The New York Times
July 31, 2009, 11am PDT
The population of illegal immigrants in Arizona has dropped by a third, the biggest drop in the nation.
The Arizona Republic
July 30, 2009, 8am PDT
Focusing on aspects like earning potential and lifestyle cost, a consulting group has determined the 20 best Canadian cities for young people.
The Vancouver Sun
July 26, 2009, 5am PDT
This piece from <em>Forbes</em> looks at which cities will recover fastest from the recession -- and which ones won't.
Forbes
Blog post
July 7, 2009, 8am PDT

I knew it was going to be a madhouse in downtown L.A. for Michael Jacksons memorial service, but I had to go see what it was like for the urban novelty of a huge swath of downtown closed off for thousands of fans and mourners.

Nate Berg
June 13, 2009, 5am PDT
Restorationists and environmentalists are placing their focus on urban streams and creeks, which struggle with urban pollution. Working to clean them up is turning out to be a good way to create jobs and stimulate the local economy.
High Country News
June 5, 2009, 11am PDT
When an immigration raid brought down the dominant employer in tiny Postville, Iowa, last year, nearly half of the town's population were either deported or lost their jobs. As the town struggles to regain its feet, its learned some tough lessons.
The Christian Science Monitor
June 1, 2009, 5am PDT
Kiplinger's picks its 2009 Best Cities list, and in this tough economy decides to put the emphasis on job creation and stability. Number one? Huntsville, Alabama.
Kiplinger's
May 18, 2009, 12pm PDT
Cities like Portland and Austin have been magnets for young professionals. Amid the recession, these cities have few jobs to offer. But the hipsters keep coming.
The Wall Street Journal
May 18, 2009, 5am PDT
The Democrats of the U.S. House of Representatives have passed a bill that would create a green school building program in the U.S., investing more than $6 billion in its first year to build more environmentally friendly schools.
NPR
May 8, 2009, 5am PDT
West Point, Georgia began to decline when the textile industry moved out. Now, it's experiencing a renaissance as a new car factory moves into town, bringing 20,000 jobs by 2014.
BBC
April 12, 2009, 1pm PDT
The Saudi Arabian economy is still prospering, and development is booming. This piece looks at the Kingdom as an opportunity for developers and planners looking for work in tough times.
Building
April 8, 2009, 10am PDT
Recent research from the Brookings Institution looks at 98 metropolitan areas and finds that fewer people are working close to downtowns, and there are fewer jobs located in those areas.
The Brookings Institution
March 31, 2009, 5am PDT
Amid the recession, industrial towns in the Rust Belt have been forced to evolve as jobs dry up. But this is nothing new for the region, where towns have been re-imagining their economies for decades. <em>NPR</em> reports.
NPR
Blog post
March 7, 2009, 4pm PST
Finding a first full-time “real” job in planning seems a daunting task at present. However, cities are growing, infrastructure is being funded, and there will be jobs for planners. The following tips can help one navigate the market.

Be prepared to go to Kansas. By this I mean that there are certain places much loved by young planners—New York, Boston, San Francisco—and these are not the best places to start looking for early planning jobs. Sure they have them. For low pay. Where you’ll find yourself at the very bottom of the totem pole with years of photocopying ahead of you before you make it to the zoning counter.

Ann Forsyth
February 3, 2009, 7am PST
More than 20 million Chinese who had migrated to cities for work have been forced to return to the rural countryside as urban jobs dry up.
Guardian
January 20, 2009, 9am PST
The 2012 Olympics in London -- a one month event three years away -- has already created nearly 30,000 construction jobs.
Building