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Tag Archives: Economic Development

June 21, 2017
Knight Cities Foundation Gives Millions for Urban Innovation
Inside Philanthropy

This year, of the 33 Knight Cities winners sharing $5 million, we’re seeing a lot grants for things like placemaking, parks, and economic development, but also a big emphasis on engaging the public with government and city decision making.

June 19, 2017
June 12, 2017
Will ‘Industry 4.0’ Cluster?
European Planning Studies (abstract)

We review the basic premises of Industry 4.0 and map them against the clusters’ features with the aim to establish the kind of relations between these two categories.

June 11, 2017
Metro Area Unemployment Trends Converging Nationwide
Brookings Institution

Regional divergence in the American economy has been problematized recently, especially in the industrial Heartland. Judging by one important economic indicator, however, economic outcomes around the country are actually more similar than they were in the past.

June 8, 2017
Buffalo’s $1 Billion Reinvestment Plan

The initiative, known as the Buffalo Billion, is New York State’s commitment to invest $1 billion in the Buffalo area’s economy. The initiative uses a combination of state grants and tax breaks to spur economic growth.

June 6, 2017
Research Network on Regional Economic and Policy History
Planning Perspectives (abstract)

The network aims to stimulate research in relation to regional economic development and planning challenges, by exploring the importance of historical approaches and methodologies whilst uncovering linkages between historical science and regional studies.

June 1, 2017
May 31, 2017
Transit Can Help Salt Lake City Grow, If It’s Funded
Salt Lake Tribune

As a crowd of Wasatch Front officials listened, economist Juliette Tennert on Wednesday described trains and buses as vital to solve congestion and pollution as the area’s population will double in a few decades. But there’s a big problem.

May 30, 2017
May 25, 2017
NLC’s State of the Cities 2017
National League of Cities

National League of Cities’ annual State of the Cities report is a content analysis of mayors’ own words. It identifies top-level issues, such as economic development and infrastructure, and specific policies, such as workforce training and transit in 120 mayoral speeches.

May 17, 2017
May 14, 2017
Are Mono- or Poly-centric Cities More Prosperous?
Cities (abstract)

Polycentric planning strategies aimed at addressing traffic congestion and other agglomeration diseconomies have not achieved expected effects, leading researchers to doubt the effectiveness of polycentricity. This paper examines the comparative economic efficacy of these strategies.

May 10, 2017
May 9, 2017
May 7, 2017
St. Louis Trying To Find Its Niche In A Global Economy
Brookings Institution

St. Louis fits into a category of metros that Brookings defined last year as “American Middleweights” in the global economy, balancing slower growth and weaker traded sectors with skilled talent and innovative universities. How is it managing the changing economic conditions?

Tax Credits, Redevelopment Transform Downtown Cleveland

“What’s happened is a sea change in both perception and reality, especially in the last 12 years,” said Michael Deemer, executive vice president of business development at the Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

May 4, 2017
Territorial Innovation Strategies For Sparsely Populated Regions
European Planning Studies (abstract)

Based on empirical observations from five sparsely populated regions, the present article proposes original insights that contribute to the theoretical debate on the spatial and place-based nature of entrepreneurial discovery, the key mechanism behind smart specialization.

May 2, 2017
May 1, 2017
April 27, 2017


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