Economic Development

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.
PBS NewsHour
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?
Citymetric
October 12, 2015, 7am PDT
The 82 municipalities that make up Greater Montreal are finally working together to forge a more sustainable, economically robust future.
Citiscope
October 11, 2015, 5am PDT
As the new arrivals—young, mostly white urbanites—have descended into some of Philadelphia's working class and immigrant neighborhoods, the push back by locals has been met with a push back by the gentrifiers.
PhillyMag
June 29, 2015, 6am PDT
While they're currently in vogue, streetcars are only worthwhile if they can be a viable option for local residents. Unfortunately, this is rarely how the systems are designed.
ULI Urban Land Magazine
June 20, 2015, 11am PDT
Big-box retailers' new tactic to slash their taxes is the latest example of why cities are better off saying no to the boxes and cultivating Main Streets instead.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
May 21, 2015, 12pm PDT
Natural gas drilling was recently approved in North Carolina, but new operations are now on hold until the state Supreme Court resolves an issue about the process for appointing environmental review positions.
WRAL
April 2, 2015, 11am PDT
If the high level of entrepreneurship among immigrant populations is part culture, part economic necessity, what can community development organizations do to foster their success?
Rooflines
March 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
According to Brookings, this research is intended to inform local debates over the minimum wage. Drawing on Census data, the report finds that astronomical income gains are still concentrated among the biggest cities.
Brookings Institution
March 13, 2015, 10am PDT
It's just one block, but a block disrupted by changes happening just a quarter-mile away. So these businesses came together to rebrand their street and bring customers back.
Elevation DC
February 24, 2015, 2pm PST
For half a century, suburbs surpassed city centers in population and job growth. These economic and demographic trends appear to be reversing. America's cities have grown faster than outlying areas and new research that jobs are coming with them.
Surging City Center Job Growth
February 6, 2015, 9am PST
The three very different stories of the building trades in Atlanta, Denver, and Portland show just how much urban development patterns affect workers.
Shelterforce
February 3, 2015, 5am PST
Google announced last week it plans to expand high speed internet service in four fiber-ready cities, including Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham.
The Raleigh News & Observer
January 28, 2015, 11am PST
A columnist in St. Paul makes an argument in favor of zoning variances as a driver of incremental growth and economic development.
Star Tribune
January 19, 2015, 6am PST
Stakeholders in Michigan have bought in to the innovation district concept.
Crain's Detroit Business
January 10, 2015, 1pm PST
Linda Poon shares news of a short documentary about a Chinese artist trying to "bring economic and cultural development to a village struggling to survive China's rapid urbanization."
NPR
January 2, 2015, 7am PST
A Dallas economic development plan called "GrowSouth"—spearheaded by the office of Mayor Mike Rawlings—removed a record number of blighted and nuisance structures in 2014.
The Dallas Morning News
December 10, 2014, 11am PST
Drawing on longtime efforts to promote livability at the neighborhood, city, and regional level, Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Rick Cole recently highlighted lessons learned about "urban revitalization."
The Planning Report
November 23, 2014, 9am PST
Jose Corona of Inner City Advisors urges: to truly transform local neighborhoods, we must shift our attention to invest in enterprise scale, not start-ups, as a long-lasting solution for creating good jobs.
Shelterforce Magazine
November 18, 2014, 6am PST
In a plot line of the documentary Gaining Ground, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative fights to keep the lines of communication open with a large, partner nonprofit when a major conflict threatens their relationship.
Rooflines