Economic Development

An innovative effort to keep a megacity's urban edge green.
Ignacio Amigo February 24, 2017

Mayor Rubik Danilovich is on a mission to transform this Israeli desert outpost into a beehive of innovation and entrepreneurship, Forbes reports. 

October 16, 2015
Local leaders increasingly talk of ‘Greater Montréal’ — and mean it.
Flavie Halais October 2, 2015

From Lagos to Lahore, urbanization and growing economies are fueling a rise in startup ventures, CityAM reports. 

September 30, 2015

A World Bank report cites the proliferation of urban slums and pollution as factors undermining the region’s economic potential.

September 28, 2015

Markets promoting regional flavors and vendors are becoming a development driver in some U. S. cities, Urban Land reports.

September 7, 2015
Newly released issue briefs for the Sustainable Development Goals “interactive dialogues” underscore this tension.
Gregory Scruggs September 3, 2015

The continent’s cities should tap the vast resources at universities through partnerships on urban renewal, the Word Economic Forum says. 

August 19, 2015

Alternatives to legal tender, popular among millennials, ensure that money stays within cities or neighborhoods, the New York Times reports.  

August 10, 2015

The district near the main campus of the University of the Witwatersrand could rehabilitate the neighborhood of Braamfontein, The Conversation says. 

July 13, 2015

Balanga seeks to emulate how the gambling mecca diversified its economy with startups, restaurants and a brewery, the Reno-Gazette Journal reports.

July 9, 2015

Mastercard and Parkeon announced the launch of high-tech parking meters with digital screens that display retail and restaurant deals and even print coupons.

July 3, 2015

Cities can attract new ventures by keeping pace with fast-changing technology and connecting early-stage businesses to investors, the Wall Street Journal reports. 

June 30, 2015

Los Angeles will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 in an effort to lift 600,000 out of poverty, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

June 29, 2015

As Chicago pivots from Midwestern industrial hub to global metropolis, its rural neighbors and blue-collar core could be left behind, the Financial Times reports. 

June 1, 2015

The city will implement 70 projects under an initiative that aims to empower citizens and visitors with digital information, MobileSyrup reports. 

May 29, 2015
A wave of construction below the earth's surface aims to make room for the city above.
Timothy Misir May 28, 2015

Construction of King Abdullah Economic City could help Saudi Arabia expand its economy beyond oil, the Daily Mail reports. 

May 27, 2015

An “Idea Bank” would give Johannesburg’s poor a place to “deposit” business concepts in search of mentoring and funding, UrbanAfrica.net reports. 

May 25, 2015

Modeled after Amazon.com, Singapore Post is riding the boom in e-commerce, the New York Times reports. 

May 21, 2015
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