August 22, 2010, 5am PDT
As high speed rail projects begin to take shape across America, commuters are anticipating eased travel but skeptics remain critical.
June 20, 2010, 7am PDT
A new rule proposed by federal regulators would allow bank investments made for neighborhood stabilization efforts and donations of foreclosed properties to be count towards compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act.
April 20, 2010, 6am PDT
This piece from <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> takes a look at three midwestern cities that have recently benefited from outside investments in their urban centers.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 9, 2010, 6am PST
The economic stimulus of China has focused billions of dollars on building skyscrapers. Some wonder whether a building bust may soon follow.
February 15, 2010, 11am PST
Vancouver lost its Triple A credit rating after being forced to bail out its Olympic Athletes Village when the hedge fund that had backed it went under -- just one of the unpredicted events that made this a Recession Olympics.
February 15, 2010, 9am PST
The projects receiving funding through the federal government's roughly $8 billion high speed rail investment travel through more than 40% of congressional districts. Analysts predict this will encourage more legislators to push for related funds.
February 10, 2010, 11am PST
<em>The Tyee</em> talks with former Vancouver Mayor and British Columbia Premier Mike Harcourt, who argues that the investment to host the 2010 Winter Olympics are worthwhile.
February 10, 2010, 8am PST
Over the last decade, infrastructure went from the realm of policy wonks to the front pages. the Alex Marshall argues that this bodes well for infrastructure in the future.
Regional Plan Association
January 31, 2010, 11am PST
Locals in some of the smaller towns of British Columbia are skeptical that they will see the economic benefits of the this year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
August 21, 2009, 11am PDT
Take two seemingly unrelated words: Flint and Gentrification. Now put them together. What you get is an unexpected rebirth in one part of the struggling city -- a neighborhood where home ownership and community investment are actually increasing.
July 28, 2009, 6am PDT
Organizers claim city money won't be needed as Chicago edges closer to securing the 2016 Summer Olympics, but locals are wary about the costs that could fall on them. The recession is exacerbating concerns.
March 30, 2009, 5am PDT
The entire country is in recession, but the nation's ports are experiencing a flood of interest from investors, according to this article from <em>Reason</em>.
October 14, 2008, 10am PDT
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has announced a $4.3 billion plan to improve the country's infrastructure, schools and housing stock.
August 27, 2008, 7am PDT
As the Olympics leave town, Beijing appears to be in a much better position to benefit from the games than previous Summer Olympic host Athens.
July 22, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Four years after it hosted the Summer Olympics, Athens is questioning whether the $15 billion investment in venues that now largely sit unused was really worth it.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
June 2, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Humboldt's port shows promise, but would require massive investment. Goldman Sachs expresses an interest, surprising locals.</p>
Times-Standard, Northern California
March 18, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>The small Arkansas town of El Dorado has experienced an economic rebirth since an oil company offered to pay college tuition and fees for all graduating high school seniors.</p>
March 18, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Robert Pollin & Heidi Garrett-Peltier writing in <em>The Nation</em> show that the U.S. has spent hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq that could have been much more productively invested in public goods like sustainable infrastructure.</p>
March 14, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A recent report form the U.S. Public Interest Research Group highlights the arguments for increased investment in public transportation.</p>
U.S. PIRG, the Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups
March 11, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Universities across the country are reviving their connections to their host cities, participating in urban renewal projects and investing in their cities' futures.</p>