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Tag Archives: Economic Development

November 14, 2016
The Metro Talent Competition
Brookings Institution

U.S. cities and regions continue to focus significant energy on efforts to attract highly educated workers to their local marketplace, with good reason.

November 10, 2016
Transit Talk Needs to Integrate Service, Economic Development
Gainesville Times

Making big transit ideas happen, including weekend bus service and expanding routes to more places, takes more money and political will. And officials say it all starts with marketing the widely held notion that more riders means more dollars flowing into the local economy.

Delineating Partnerships From Other Forms of Collaboration
International Planning Studies (abstract)

The idea of an all-encompassing partnership has vindicated all sorts of collaboration models to be articulated as partnerships although not occurring as ones, leaving practitioners and politicians of regional development planning with suboptimal ways of collaborating.

Integrating Environmental and Economic Sustainability in Construction
Journal of Urban Technology (abstract)

The aim of this paper is to grow the literature on methodological approaches directed to find out the most preferable retrofit design solutions for Energy-Efficient Buildings, sustainable from both an environmental and economic point of view.

November 9, 2016
Building Assets and Wealth for All
Living Cities

While the creation of the social safety net was one of the crowning achievements of the 20th century, the economic changes of our time demand more if we expect to help families stabilize their financial lives and escape the cycle of poverty.

November 8, 2016
When Development Corporations Foray Into Pop Music
City Metric

Development corporations have been a big part of the growth and regeneration of UK urban areas and new towns in the late 20th century, for better or worse. But we also have to development corporations to thank for some absolutely brilliant (not absolutely brilliant) pop music!

Milwaukee: Treat Start-up Companies Like the Bucks
Urban Milwaukee

If the state’s taxpayers made the same level of investment in the startup economy that they made in the new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks — $250 million – they could launch 500 high growth startups at $500,000 apiece.

Struggles to Form Business Improvement Districts in L.A.
Urban Studies (abstract)

Business improvement districts (BIDs) have clearly demonstrated benefits for promoting commercial areas over the last two decades. When BIDs spread over a city, however, not every commercial district succeeds in establishing BIDs despite some initial efforts.

November 7, 2016
The Pink Zone: Where Small Is Possible
Lean Urbanism

The Pink Zone is a powerful tool for concentrating resources on the task of enabling small-scale, community-centered development and revitalization. It defines an area of focus, leverages a suite of available tools, and provides a platform for the community to enhance character.

November 6, 2016
Territorial Development, Planning Reform and Urban Governance
European Planning Studies (abstract)

This paper examines the extent to which a new found emphasis on Ireland’s second-tier cities which emerged in the ‘Gateways’ policy of the National Spatial Strategy was matched by subsequent political and administrative commitment to facilitate their development.

November 3, 2016
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November 1, 2016
When Texas Stopped Looking and Feeling Like Mexico
Governing Magazine

U.S. cities like Brownsville, McAllen, Laredo and El Paso are demographically similar to their counterparts in Mexico, yet look like classic American Sun Belt cities. But walking across the bridges from these cities into Mexico is like entering another world.

October 31, 2016
Cities And The New Industrial Strategy
Huffington Post UK

One of Teresa May’s first actions as Prime Minister, was the promise of a new industrial strategy. What does this mean for cities and how can they help deliver it?

October 30, 2016
China Puts Its Economic Stamp on Caucasus
New York Times

Chinese investors have built Tbilisi Sea New City, a huge property development outside the Georgian capital. It is nearly 200 miles from the nearest sea, but it does sit next to a Soviet-era reservoir, and on the New Silk Road.

October 25, 2016
Enhancing the Value of Health Care Services, Regionally
Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies (abstract)

The presence of a quality health care service (HCS) industry in a region can contribute significantly to the attraction of new industries, retain the existing ones, and contribute to the overall social and economic prosperity of the region.

October 24, 2016
The EU ‘One-Stop Shop’ on Urban Policies
Polis Network

A brand-new portal for urban policies has been recently launched by the European Commission. The website aims at becoming the “One-stop shop” website that can further enable cities to foster the exchange of best practices and the development of urban strategies across Europe.

Competitive Multi-City Regionalism
Regional Studies (abstract)

This paper analyzes ‘competitive multi-city regionalism’ in the United States – local growth coalitions collaborating on economic development across multiple city-regions.

Rethinking Dubai’s Urbanism
Cities (abstract)

This research asks, which form-based urban design strategies can most effectively deliver greater environmental, social, and economic coherence in Dubai’s neighborhood development?

October 23, 2016
What Causes States to Give Millions to Big Corporations?
Washington Post

In 1999, then-Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening was under pressure for millions of dollars to keep the hotel giant Marriott International in the state. With the new Marriott deal on the table, Maryland officials have a chance to ask themselves whether they really want to do this again.

Why Knowing Your Soul Always Beats Development
The Black Urbanist

What happens when all the buildings and spaces are gone and it’s just you and your soul? Do you cease to be a person without a body? Or do you live on, as a spirit, doing what you can to tell your story and encourage others?

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