After natural disasters, this small Texas city is putting the brakes temporarily on development

Oct 2, 2018
Wildfires scarred Bastrop, Texas and other central areas of the state in 2011.
A sign for prayer is taped to the base of the fireman's statue in front of the Bastrop Volunteer Fire Department September 7, 2011 in historic downtown Bastrop, Texas.
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A look at a tax credit that saves historic buildings and revitalizes them

Feb 14, 2018
A tax credit that has helped to revitalize historic buildings across the U.S. was almost eliminated during the recent tax overhaul. But advocates for the tax credit pointed out that every congressional district has at least one historic tax credit project.…
A construction site for Google's expansion in Seattle's South Lake Union. The neighborhood is home to Amazon's first headquarters and other major tech companies.
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How do you retrofit an old industrial waterfront? Cleveland is finding out

Jun 16, 2017
It's a work in progress that could take decades to finish.
Cleveland activist Dick Clough shows off the city’s downtown waterfront.
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Fishermen in Mexican town protest development of new resort

Jul 29, 2016
The resort has permits to build more than 4,000 new homes.
Fishermen from the Punta Lobos fishing cooperative filet their morning catch on the beach.
Nina Feldman

World Economic Forum looks to tech for African growth

May 11, 2016
Experts gather in Rwanda's capital to discuss how tech can spur Africa's economy.
Digital tech is spurring development in sub-Saharan Africa, but there could also be some drawbacks.
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The UN's 17 goals for the next 15 years

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Can the Democratic Republic of Congo rebound?

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Allentown bets big to shed its former image

Sep 11, 2014
Pennsylvania's third largest city has been dying for decades. Can it build itself back to life?
More than 700 construction workers toil away around the clock in the last two weeks before downtown Allentown’s new hockey arena, the PPL Center, opens. This view is from developer J.B. Reilly’s office.
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