March 23, 2012, 11am PDT
It's unlikely to surprise anyone to learn that Times Square is an invaluable asset to New York City's economy, but as Patrick McGeehan points out, it has as much to do with offices as with hotels and entertainment.
New York Times - City Room Blog
October 12, 2011, 2pm PDT
Richard Florida, interviewed by blogger Dave Copeland, says that quality of place is going to be of growing importance in the coming era to keep cities vibrant and attracting talent and the "creative class."
March 21, 2011, 8am PDT
This latest report from <em>The Brookings Institution</em> tracks economic recovery in 100 American metropolitan areas
The Brookings Institution
March 20, 2011, 7am PDT
This podcast from <em>The Guardian</em> explores why cities have grown in population and what economic forces are behind this shift.
July 4, 2010, 1pm PDT
Joel Kotkin reports that the from Dallas to Des Moines and Bismark, the urban areas of the Great Plains states has seen steady growth thanks to energy, agriculture and high-tech jobs.
June 17, 2010, 7am PDT
Aging and under-maintained rail and transportation infrastructure in India could severely stifle the country's development, according to some critics.
February 14, 2010, 5am PST
A large-scale program of high speed rail projects is creating a huge economic impact in China. The fast timeline for these rail projects and the jobs they are creating have American officials looking on jealously.
May 13, 2009, 5am PDT
Atlanta is seen by many as the economic powerhouse of the South. But some say Charlotte's progress in providing transit and reducing traffic may begin to tip the scales.
March 4, 2009, 6am PST
Bill Rees, creator of the ecological footprint concept, warns that economic growth needs to slow down greatly if we want to maintain a civilized life on Earth.