The Small Appalachian City That’s Thriving
Roanoke, Virginia has become the envy of comparably sized towns. The once struggling town has found its place and is now attracting millennials to downtown when other small towns are losing them. The process began over a decade ago. READ ON to find out more.
Unibail Forges Path to U.S. With $16 Billion Westfield Deal
As the story of brick-and-mortar’s survival against online retail continues, acquisitions are on the horizon for commercial landlords. Europe’s largest commercial landlord, Unibail, has agreed to buy Westfield Corporation which has a stake in North American malls. READ HERE.
This article from the Autumn 2017 Journal of the American Planning Association, sheds light on a topic that has been on our minds lately and has been an aspect of economic development in many cities: small-scale manufacturing. One major question asked, “How do maker enterprises function in cities whose primary economic bases have shifted from production to services?”