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Tag Archives: Housing

December 11, 2016
Will Non-Profit Housing Bring Metro Cohesion?
Urban Research & Practice (abstract)

This article analyses the role of non-profit housing in bringing more cohesion to the growing but fragmented metropolitan region of Vienna-Bratislava.

December 8, 2016
December 6, 2016
December 5, 2016
Housing Policy Really Could Get Done Next Year

While we might wish housing policy had gotten more attention in 2016, we may ultimately be glad it wasn’t the focus of hyperbolic campaign promises. Now, with the work of governing ahead, we could see federal action along several fronts, potentially with bipartisan cooperation.

December 4, 2016
St. Louis Hopes Final Obama-era Grants Boost North Side
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis’ bid for the Choice Neighborhoods grant is more than just a typical request for federal money to spruce up subsidized housing. It’s another initiative by city leaders to target federal resources in an area mostly neglected by private capital.

Condominiums and Long-Term Urban Revitalization
Cities (abstract)

Condominium neighbourhoods are emerging as a response to market-demographic preferences for homeownership. But while the multi-ownership structure of individual condominium buildings accommodates a short-term demand, the long-term implications is a source of concern.

December 1, 2016
November 30, 2016
Splitting Levels Achieves Density, Privacy, Sunlight
Urban Land Institute

Just two blocks from the “100 percent corner” of downtown Lake Oswego, locally based architect Ben Waechter in July 2015 completed Sawtooth, a complex of eight compact rental townhouses meant to attract older millennials like those already drawn to close-in areas of Portland.

November 29, 2016
Road Length, Housing Density and Firms’ Operating Costs
Journal of Urban Technology (abstract)

This study shows that housing density explains better the operating cost per unit area of services such as roads and parks maintenance, while the relative length of roads does so in water cycle, waste collection, disposal, and treatment as well as street cleaning.

November 28, 2016
Offshoring the Future of Housing
New York Times

In an era when the needs of growing urban centers are changing rapidly and rising sea levels threaten waterside construction, architect Koen Olthuis has been busy working on a solution: the floating building.

November 27, 2016
HUD Essential to Poverty Fight, Carson will Destroy It

It was only eight days ago that Americans could heave a sigh of relief over the humility of neurosurgeon and GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, whose business manager told The Hill: “Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal agency.”

Ben Carson for HUD Secretary. Why?

One week ago, former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pulled his name out of the cabinet lottery, saying that he was unqualified to run a government agency.

Zaha Hadid Successor’s Controversial Views
Guardian Cities

The extreme views of Patrik Schumacher, who has taken over at the global firm, are causing outrage. His vision? Let the market rule – and don’t put equality before profit

November 21, 2016
Five Examples of the Future of Neighborhoods
Fast Company Co-Exist

When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on external sources to provide most of their energy, waste management, or even food.

Potential HUD Pick is Ryan’s Poverty Advisor
Next City

Fair housing rules, federal spending on affordable housing and more are at stake in President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run HUD, a frequent target of Republican budget cuts.

Affordable Housing Isn’t Affordable Forever
Greater Greater Washington

We often hear that DC is losing affordable housing. In most cases, that means existing dwellings hitting a point where rents go up or building owners sell at market rates. Here’s how “expiration dates” for affordable housing work.

November 20, 2016
Minneapolis Pushes Density, Neighborhoods Push back

Francesco Parisi moved the Minneapolis nine years ago to take a professorship at the University of Minnesota Law School. Six years later, he moved into the city’s North Loop neighborhood because it reminded him of cities in his native Italy.


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