Community / Economic Development

12 hours ago
The Metro Monitor 2018 reports economic data for 2016, and it continues a tale of two cities (or metropolitan areas) around the United States.
Brookings Institution
2 days ago
A local nonprofit created a real estate development wing to stem the tide of displacement in San Francisco.
Next City
3 days ago
According to one recent study, regional culture plays a major part in how healthily people eat. Supply may be less of a factor than demand.
The Washington Post
4 days ago
The outdoor recreation industry grew faster in 2016 than the rest of the U.S. economy.
Earther
5 days ago
Though cities hope for an economic boost, these photos show it's far from guaranteed.
Business Insider
6 days ago
The city of New Orleans wants to watch you party.
CityLab
6 days ago
Fifty years of the Fair Housing Act hasn't been enough to stop banks and mortgage lenders from discriminating against people of color. Some bad actors are worse than others, though the whole industry in the aggregate is hardly free from indictment.
Reveal (The Center for Investigative Reporting)
February 15, 2018, 10am PST
A new report shows the need for Central Texas counties and cities to invest in their Latino populations.
KUT
February 15, 2018, 9am PST
A rising tide doesn't necessarily lift all boats—even in a time of (mostly) decreasing income inequality at the city level.
Brookings
February 14, 2018, 1pm PST
In a region where the utility is on the "brink of financial collapse," residents face outages, boil-water advisories and bills that come with health warnings.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
February 14, 2018, 9am PST
Storytelling are a key tool for planners. Here are a few tips on how to integrate storytelling into planning processes.
James Rojas
February 13, 2018, 7am PST
The city of Boston is trying to establish a model for gentrification mitigation in the Upham's Corner section of Dorchester.
The Boston Globe
February 13, 2018, 5am PST
Congestion pricing, done right (details matter), mitigates a downside of urban density: traffic congestion. Professor John Rennie Short explores the history of congestion pricing, its application in Singapore and London, and why it's good for NYC.
The Conversation
February 11, 2018, 5am PST
Yelp released revealing new data about city restaurants, showing which cities have a culture of independent eateries and which are dominated by chains.
Slate
February 8, 2018, 1pm PST
In Oakland, California and Torreon, New Mexico, Julian Brave NoiseCat reports that "[f]or Indigenous people, the crisis of the home is intergenerational."
High Country News
February 8, 2018, 6am PST
The New York Power Authority is considering a new kind of economic development scheme.
Watertown Daily News
February 7, 2018, 1pm PST
Small cities are an asset to the country, so politicians and thinkers on the left and right would do well to stop calling for their inhabitants to flee, Henry Garbar argues in Slate.
Slate
February 7, 2018, 6am PST
Here's a helpful tool for understanding economic growth.
Brookings Institution
February 6, 2018, 1pm PST
Passion for urban planning, love of South Central LA communities, and historical background of the neighborhoods combine in this personal account by Jonathan P. Bell of community-based zoning enforcement.
UrbDeZine
February 6, 2018, 11am PST
A low unemployment rate means major investments by the federal government could ultimately harm the economy.
FiveThirtyEight