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Rustbelt Cities Continue to Make Play for Millennials

From St. Louis to Baltimore, the Rustbelt Cities are seeing a growing population of millennials as a possible cure to shrinking populations and stagnating economies.

August 2, 2016 - Stateline

'Rust Belt Riders' Grow New Composting Service in Cleveland

Waste management and composting take an entrepreneurial twist through Cleveland millennials' burgeoning home-grown business.

February 23, 2016 - CEOs for Cities Blog

6th Street Viaduct

Book Review: 'The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons From S.F. and L.A.'

Reviewer Jon Christensen suggests that an alternative title to this book on urban economic development by four UCLA researchers could be the much simpler, and probably more attention-grabbing, "How San Francisco Beat L.A. — for Now Anyway."

September 23, 2015 - SF Gate

Can the World's Largest Office Park Change its Suburban Stripes?

North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park has a problem: the massive business park is woefully outdated, in both economic and architectural terms. Can it regain its status as a cutting-edge center of innovation by taking a page from the New Urbanism?

September 22, 2013 - The Atlantic Cities

The New Skills Required for the New Economy

In response to recent emphasis by President Obama on strengthening the country's manufacturing sector as a key to economic recovery, Richard Florida sees knowledge-based jobs and new skills as the foundation for a new economic blueprint.

February 18, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

Will a Liberated Workforce Still Need Cities?

Kaid Benfield investigates the rise of a more independent and nimble workforce, and ponders what the new economy means for the shape of cities as we enter an urban epoch

February 9, 2012 - Switchboard

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