Economy

Dealing with the current economy

Suburban Long Island loses its young

Young high-tech workers are shunning the land of single-family houses surrounded by patches of lawn.

Should revitalization campaigns ignore broken windows?

A new proposal for helping distressed neighborhoods tosses aside — unwisely — one of the best city-mending methods of our time.

Starter strategies for a Strong Town

Here are ten things all local governments should be doing right now to start the transition into a new economic reality.

When coworking comes to town

With many scratching to make a living in a badly damaged economy, coworking is springing up to meet the needs of independent workers.

LaHood defends high-speed rail from critics

The Obama rail plan "will revitalize America's manufacturing sector, spur economic development, and create green, high-wage jobs," the federal transportation secretary argues.

Job generation table

Job generation table

Source: Estimating the Employment Impacts of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Road Infrastructure

Pedestrian and bike projects are top job generators

Using Baltimore as a case study, a UMass researcher finds that bicycle and pedestrian upgrades generate substantially more jobs than road repairs and improvements.

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