Economic Recession

November 9, 2010, 10am PST
Joel Kotkin hypothesizes as to which cities will emerge from the recession stronger than ever.
New Geography
November 6, 2010, 9am PDT
Jonathan Glancey argues that in the wake of the UK government's culling of Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and a recession which only diluted our consumerist thirst, the current aim to build cheaply has cost us design quality.
The Guardian
October 31, 2010, 1pm PDT
Across the country, a growing number of towns, cities and other local governments are seeking refuge in havens that many states provide as alternatives to federal bankruptcy court.
New York Times
October 16, 2010, 11am PDT
In the last ten years, more than two thirds of poverty growth has happened in suburban areas of American cities. According to Brookings', social services such as transit have failed to keep up in the face of decreasing tax revenue.
The Next American City
October 11, 2010, 9am PDT
Richard Florida argues that edge cities ravaged by the recession should take cues from urban development patterns to spur growth.
The Wall Street Journal
October 10, 2010, 9am PDT
While other parts of the country see economic improvement, Las Vegas continues to experience the deepest crisis of its modern history. Is its leisure-based economy to blame?
The New York Times
September 10, 2010, 2pm PDT
Derek Thompson reports on the twenty strongest metro areas and the major factors behind their success in recovering from the recession. He concludes that the country "did not experience an even, cross-country recession."
The Atlantic
August 23, 2010, 10am PDT
Aaron Renn argues that when it comes to thinking on large cities, "too many people remain stuck in the 90s." Now that the recession has civic finances in a vice grip, we ought to focus not on condos or bike shares, but straightforward job creation.
New Geography
August 9, 2010, 1pm PDT
The crash of the economy happened at the right time for gentrifying downtown Los Angeles, according to this piece from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>.
Los Angeles Times
June 28, 2010, 5am PDT
Wal-Mart is succeeding in convincing Chicago politicians that it will create sustainable "employment and revenue for the city." The predominantly suburban-based supercenter chain is trying to move into denser urban areas.
New York Times
June 16, 2010, 8am PDT
Joel Kotkin describes the plight of a Los Angeles economy that has lost "one-fifth of all its employment since 2004." Once a hopeful generator of new jobs and technology, the area has suffered the most of all the Sunbelt metros.
New Geography
June 7, 2010, 1pm PDT
Joel Kotkin examines the causes of growing disaffection among Britain's youth and the associated class conflicts that were highlighted by the recent general election.
New Geography
April 14, 2010, 2pm PDT
Boston uses the threat of eminent domain to force a developer to build on a site that's become an eyesore.
Wall Street Journal
April 5, 2010, 12pm PDT
A scandal over bonuses and the recession leads to change in project to redevelop Southeast San Diego, but some critics want to see more construction, not just kumbaya.
San Diego Union Tribune
February 18, 2010, 9am PST
<em>Next American City</em> kicks off their new podcast by interviewing the Brookings Institution's Alan Berube about how the economic recession is playing out in American cities and metropolitan areas.
Next American City
February 16, 2010, 5am PST
Pleasantville, NY may be affluent and amenity-rich, but it isn't immune to the economic downturn. Now some suggest the town should sacrifice character for economic opportunity.
New York Times
January 27, 2010, 8am PST
A new plan being pursued by the City of San Francisco would allow developers with projects stalled by the economic recession hold on to their development rights as long as they make some beneficial use of the vacant land until construction starts.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 22, 2010, 9am PST
This essay from <em>Places</em> looks at today's economic depression, the nation's crumbling infrastructure, and various efforts to rethink they way America looks at fixing its cities.
January 10, 2010, 11am PST
Ed Glaeser argues that housing needs to be viewed as a commodity like any other, rather than an investment.
Economix Blog
January 3, 2010, 1pm PST
Preservation groups and land trusts are beneficiaries of the economic recession, as prices on land have dropped low enough for many to buy up land for conservation purposes.
The New York Times