Your home grown businesses are the ones that are adapted to your community’s social, cultural, and economic environment — and are often in the best position to anticipate and adapt to changes in the world surrounding them.
Coming soon: this year’s International Making Cities Livable Conference in Portland, Oregon — with a focus on how the built environment affects health and well-being from the point of view of health equity.
An overview of several of the sessions at last week’s American Planning Association conference that focused on planning for healthy communities.
Blight has reached crisis proportion in many cities across the country. But communities are fighting back, recognizing the severe impacts that blighted and abandoned properties can cause.
Do you view your local economy as a paper machine — with various lever you can control to generate different outcomes. Or do you view it as a garden — where your job is to nourish the soil?
Antia Rasmussen concludes her series of articles on the small city of Sartell, Minnesota, with an update on “Old Blue” and a report about her encounter with some thoughtful fourth graders.
In the old days, most people thought you could not fight progress or City Hall. But after 20 years of high-profile development fights all over the country, every man and woman now believes they can fight back and win.
Our Across Generations series continues with a look at transportation issues facing senior citizens — and young adults.
Della Rucker continues her focus on the issue of talent and local economic development, and then considers what young job seekers are looking for in deciding where to live and work.
This week, Patrick Fox considers ten important things you should know about project applicants. On Wednesday he’ll return with a look at what you should know about project opponents.
Today, Della Rucker looks at the challenges communities face in dealing with talent, and the importance of uniqueness.
How can we build support for affordable housing? That’s the question at the heart of a recent report that looks at the importance of the language and messaging used by housing advocates.
What can go wrong when your community turns the wheels of a major project over to a “Grand Architect.”