What @sog_ced is reading online: December 2017

The following are articles and reports on the web that the Community and Economic Development Program at the UNC School of Government shared through social media over the past month. Follow us on twitter or facebook to receive regular updates.

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

In 2018, new “development tier” designations go into effect for North Carolina counties. Forsyth, Lenoir, Perquimans are now in a more distressed tier. Beaufort, Caldwell, Granville all improve their rankings. http://bit.ly/2CZAzql 

NC Center for Public Policy Research post applies the “legacy city” framework to North Carolina cities and provides good analysis. http://bit.ly/2BV4ijX

Other CED items:                                           

The New York Times reports that more density in neighborhoods with primarily single family homes may help provide more housing options but the neighbors don’t always agree. http://nyti.ms/2jlyuh7

Overview of how the U.S. workforce has changed in the past decade since the Great Recession: http://pewrsr.ch/2CqMalJ

Pew Charitable Trusts explains why parking garages may go extinct and how cities and developers are thinking about parking for the future. http://bit.ly/2yt2Y5n 

Suburban office parks, now considered obsolete, are being reimagined by developers. http://nyti.ms/2CGhUzI

Wall Street Journal report on the decline of bank branches and lending in rural areas: http://on.wsj.com/2Chv2id

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” https://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-online-november-2017/

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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