February 4, 2017, 5am PST
City Observatory's Joe Cortright examines how immigration rates affect regional economic development. This research indicate that policies that exclude immigrants are not only mean, they are also stupid.
January 10, 2017, 2pm PST
What do you do when you realize your city is never going to be able to subsidize enough businesses to create the jobs you need?
December 8, 2016, 9am PST
The benefits of authentic community are extensive. Maybe even transcendent. But how do we get to that point? Scott Doyon's latest blog has a few thoughts.
November 24, 2016, 9am PST
Brightly lit pedestrian and commercial districts like Times Square and Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo are some of the most famous urban environments in the world. But that doesn’t mean they work in every city.
October 3, 2016, 9am PDT
Enabling local affections involves hard work from individuals, locally embedded institutions, a built environment scaled to people, and community-focused habits and practices.
October 3, 2016, 7am PDT
Chicago's Englewood neighborhood recently saw the opening of a Whole Foods, Starbucks, and other retailers in a bit of a good news, for a neighborhood that's challenged by low employment and high violence.
September 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
From developer incentives to swapping parking for housing units, two transit systems have come up with plans that tackle the region's housing shortage and its economic inequality. What have they agreed to do, and who will hold them accountable?
August 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
A study funded by the city of Pensacola, Florida found that the city's downtown faces a potential parking deficit in the near future, but recommends that weaning people off their cars could reduce parking demand.
August 4, 2016, 7am PDT
Do video games have anything to teach kids? Hazel Borys says yes, in moderation.
July 22, 2016, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles Rams COO details both the stadium's sustainable design and the positive impact the privately funded complex will have on Southern California.
May 3, 2016, 11am PDT
Brookings’ Bruce Katz explains how municipalities like Los Angeles can create thousands of jobs in advanced manufacturing through connecting planning, industry, innovation, and infrastructure efforts.
April 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Planning for active transportation is the new trend in urban development, according to the Urban Land Institute—and it pays off.
February 24, 2016, 12pm PST
The Brookings Institution mapped the proliferation of startup accelerators—an increasingly popular tool for economic growth.
February 23, 2016, 11am PST
Waste management and composting take an entrepreneurial twist through Cleveland millennials' burgeoning home-grown business.
December 13, 2015, 7am PST
Having the right mix of jobs in a local economy might be a predictor for future growth.
December 12, 2015, 7am PST
The Upstate Revitalization Initiative is also known as the "Upstate Hunger Games." $1.5 billion in available funding is certainly an attention grabber.
November 2, 2015, 1pm PST
Of all the sub-topics in urban planning and design, the ones likely to generate the most anxiety are those where land use planning intersects with economic development. Ben Brown ruminates.
October 31, 2015, 11am PDT
Research into the various shapes of cities in India may be able to predict the economic success of the city's residents.
October 19, 2015, 7am PDT
Dallas and Houston's expanding light rail systems are helping boost economic development as new commercial and residential development sprouts up around transit stations.
October 14, 2015, 10am PDT
With market pressures pushing landowners in London to build pricey new flats, local music venues are getting the boot; but does this make sense economically?