Economy

Dealing with the current economy

Multimodal station and plan spur town’s revival

Uptown Station in Normal, Illinois—the first TIGER project to break ground four years ago—spurred impressive growth in transit and mixed-use private downtown investment.

Protecting watersheds as we grow our cities and towns

We don't have to choose between a growing population and healthy economy, on the one hand, and a healthy and sustainable environment, on the other. We really can have it both ways.

How sprawl, inadequate transit worsen unemployment

Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find employment than do residents of neighborhoods more convenient to jobs by public transit or car.

New book on The Economics of Place

The Michigan Municipal League (MML) has published a follow-up book to its 2011 The Economics of Place. The new book is focused on implementation.

Placemaking is critical for the local economy

Do you want your community to thrive in the future? If so, placemaking is a key to making that happen.

‘Sense of place’ is key to regional talent strategy

Led by the Walton Family Foundation, Northwest Arkansas officials look to walkable urban solutions for future economic growth.

Roundabouts: A tool for placemaking

Designed properly, roundabouts enhance placemaking and the pedestrian experience.

Enough about the Millennials already!

Be careful about lazy research.

Defending urban freeways at all costs ignores the potential of cities

When freeways are dismantled, economic and social benefits often follow. A mid-20th Century mechanistic view fails to understand such outcomes.

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