Economic Recession

May 18, 2009, 10am PDT
This piece from <em>Color Lines</em> looks at how the economic downturn is affecting low-income populations, and how social services are having trouble keeping up with an increasing demand for help.
Color Lines
May 14, 2009, 2pm PDT
In an effort to raise some cash, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed selling off some of the state's historic landmarks -- including San Quentin Prison and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2009, 6am PDT
Due to the downturn in the housing market, plans for a new development that would essentially become a 20,000-person suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area have been abandoned.
San Jose Mercury News
May 7, 2009, 11am PDT
The economic downturn is hurting Dubai, as glitzy skyscraper projects come to a halt. But the biggest pain is being felt among the hundreds of thousands of migrant construction workers who came to the city seeking their fortunes.
The Christian Science Monitor
May 6, 2009, 6am PDT
The recession digs into Dubai, where property prices fell 41% in the first three months of 2009.
April 26, 2009, 1pm PDT
The recession has been a boon for stimulus-funded infrastructure projects. But despite the work, it's not the full revamp the nation's infrastructure system needs, according to Jonathan D. Miller in this piece from <em>Citiwire</em>.
April 26, 2009, 5am PDT
This article from <em>High Country News</em> dissects the Arizona real estate collapse through the lens of one exurb.
High Country News
April 23, 2009, 5am PDT
With high-profile private-sector clients scaling back prestige projects in the face of the economic downturn, architectural firms are looking instead to institutional clients and retrofitting existing buildings.
The Globe and Mail
April 22, 2009, 2pm PDT
Last week, with a $4.5 million budget deficit and no development activity, the Petaluma City Council took the drastic step of eliminating its entire planning department.
California Planning & Development Report
March 21, 2009, 7am PDT
The market for recyclables has taken a sharp nosedive in recent months, challenging cities' ability to provide recycling services.
March 9, 2009, 8am PDT
The economic recession is hard to notice in Berlin. The German capital has struggled economically for years and continues to.
Der Spiegel
February 23, 2009, 9am PST
The recession and the end of the age of fast-growth will be a good thing for Toronto, argues Christopher Hume.
The Toronto Star
February 14, 2009, 11am PST
The housing market is struggling big time. Author Bill Morrish argues that salvation could be found in an unsuspected urban form: the trailer park.
February 13, 2009, 11am PST
In this thorough piece from <em>The Atlantic</em>, Richard Florida looks at the economic crisis facing the world, how it's affecting cities and regions, and how it will have a lasting effect on the U.S. -- in both good and bad ways.
The Atlantic
February 9, 2009, 10am PST
The National League of Cities is reporting that the vast majority of America's cities are facing "fiscal difficulties," including a loss in tax revenue and the inability to secure credit.
CNN Money
February 9, 2009, 5am PST

The recession is bad news for retail developers, and a recent gathering of them was rife with concern about the field and its future.

Tim Halbur
February 4, 2009, 5am PST
Developers in British Columbia are not hopeful for their field's outlook, estimating that the market freeze could last for another year and a half.
The Globe and Mail
February 2, 2009, 5am PST
The recession is leading to a surge in demand for homeless shelters and services -- but also a dramatic drop-off in normal sources of funding.
January 18, 2009, 7am PST
The first draft of the house stimulus package has been released. This piece from <em>Stateline</em> looks at its major components.
January 18, 2009, 5am PST
Officials are complaining about the first draft of the economic stimulus package, arguing that it does not dedicate enough money to transit projects and heavily favors road building.
The Wall Street Journal