Developers Aren't Reporting How They're Using Tax Incentives Meant for Low-Income Areas
The "opportunity zones" program, established in Trump's 2017 tax bill, might be fueling gentrification and luxury developments.
Parents' Phone Use Is Taking a Toll on Their Children's Development
I'm hopeful that the next generation of children, after watching us be fools for our devices, may decide it's not worth it.
Can Community Investment Trusts Help Slow Down Gentrification?
A new real-estate development in East Portland, Oregon, might provide a model for the rest of the country.
Beside a Vast Graveyard, a New City Rises in Haiti
Haiti's earthquake shattered several cities, but it also birthed another.
Satellites Could Revolutionize the Way Governments Monitor Rural Development
In many countries, national well-being is often monitored through on-the-ground household surveys, but new technology could change that.
Chronic Underfunding Is Turning Conservation Into a Rich Person's Profession
Today’s rising conservationists are at risk of being forced out of their career by trends, structures, and decisions they had no part in.
American South, Midwest See Gains in Housing Development
Dozens of American counties saw hundreds, if not thousands, of new units developed between 2015 and 2016.
The Transition From Traditional to Sustainable Farming Is a Financial Issue
A new briefing by the Global Canopy Programme outlines the struggles that farmers face in the move from traditional to sustainable farming.
Understanding India's Case for Colonial Reparations
Do egregious events from world history—specifically colonialism—warrant some sort of official reparations and, if so, what would these look like?
Has Development Turned Nairobi National Park Into a Glorified Zoo?
As fences spring up on all sides, a great wildlife reserve morphs into something much less great.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Economic Development
As Scott Walker eyes the White House, fiscal austerity gets its day in court.
Should the One Percent Stop Hoarding So Much Cash?
A tax on excess cash holdings—for corporations as well at high-net-worth individuals—could help spur development.
Migration in an Age of Growing Economic Inequality
A dispatch from the "Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity" conference in Philadelphia.
Transit Oriented Boondoggle: The Problem With the Detroit Streetcar
Investment in any kind of transportation should aid production, not consumption.
Trust in Cities: Too Little Social Capital and Replacing Local Trust
An established political order blocks innovation and economic development; there's too much local trust, with individuals only doing business with those they know. Look at what happened in Detroit.
People Develop, Not Places: Considering Income Per Natural
Measuring the development of patches of Earth seems ridiculous. But that's exactly what we do. How might things differ if we measured income per natural instead of income per resident?
Is California About to Embark on a Gigantic New Experiment in Public Education?
Jerry Brown’s education plan asks, “Why not just give poor schools more state money—and authority over how to spend it?” His idea mirrors some of the most promising new theories of global development.