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The decline of the small town shopping mall

Palatka Mall opened to great fanfare in 1981. Today, a walk inside exposes a post apocalyptic scene of a small town enclosed mall's struggle to stay relevant into the 21st century.

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The current costs of residential construction projects

M. Jason Fisher of Content Architecture + Interiors provides us with very useful information regarding the current costs of construction for residential projects.

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Hinsdale: McMansions and Teardowns, or Preservation?

Prized for its easy commute to Chicago, Hinsdale is a suburban community teetering between the economic reality of teardowns and the desire of preserve as much of its historic character as possible. Is there a lesson worth learning for communities with similar challenges across the country?

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Seven sure steps to reactivate your neighborhood

A vibrant public realm leads to successful businesses and additional economic opportunity. Here's seven sure fire ways to reactivate your community without breaking the piggy bank.

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The Alarming State of Income Mobility

According to a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Americans’ income mobility has declined after reaching an all-time high just before the Great Recession in 2007. Worse, this is a long-term trend that shows no signs of slowing down.

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A Black Sheep, Anheuser-Busch & Jacksonville

A look inside Anheuser-Busch's economic, environmental and cultural impact involved in operating a Jacksonville-based brewery where 99.6 percent of everything utilized in the manufacturing process is recycled.

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Detroit: The Motor City's Rebirth in Images

Detroit is a place on the move. Largely overlooked by negative media coverage , the reactivation of a great American city's urban core is well underway. As of 2015, there were 136,401 employees and 35,037 people residing in the 7.2 square mile Greater Downtown Detroit area. In addition, 1,400 new multifamily...

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Can Uber Save The Middle Class?

A report from JP Morgan Chase Institute titled ‘Paychecks, Paydays, and the Online Platform Economy’ has taken a deep dive into the demographics and sources behind an alarming trend of income volatility in the United States. The report takes a compelling look at how the major players in the Online...

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