Housing

For all the discussion about affordable housing at the APA National Conference in Seattle last week, clear solutions have yet to emerge. Polycentric regional planning is one long-term goal.
5 days ago   CityLab
<p>The Minneapolis City Council has proposed measures that would limit the size of new houses in the city -- a move targeting oversized 'McMansion' homes that already account for about 1% of the housing stock.</p>
Jun 25, 2007   Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
<p>Successful recording artists Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to develop a neighborhood specifically for the city's musicians.</p>
Jun 23, 2007   Architecture Record
<p>Once-blighted areas of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, have seen huge increases in development and property values recently -- a trend many attribute to public initiatives that encourage private investors. But other factors are also causing the boom.</p>
Jun 22, 2007   The Courier-Journal
<p>A high supply of jobs is bringing large amounts of migrant workers into the Pacific Northwest. But few affordable housing options exist, leaving many with no place to go.</p>
Jun 21, 2007   The Daily Astorian
<p>New regulations requiring higher density housing have some worried about the threat to urban green space in the UK.</p>
Jun 18, 2007   BBC
<p>As low-income residents in New Orleans begin to rebuild their homes, historic regulations are disrupting the process and driving up costs.</p>
Jun 18, 2007   The York Dispatch
<p>California Planning &amp; Development Report columnist Morris Newman doesn't think much of the Disney Company's attempts to prevent housing development in Anaheim's resort district.</p>
Jun 15, 2007   California Planning & Development Report
<p>The Baltimore City Council has approved an inclusionary housing bill requiring developers to designate a certain portion of new developments as affordable. Proponents say the measure is flawed, but a good first step.</p>
Jun 15, 2007   The Baltimore Sun
<p>With a number of large-scale condo and apartment developments planned for downtown Boise, seven developers are transforming the formerly vacant downtown into a vibrant neighborhood.</p>
Jun 13, 2007   The Idaho Statesman
<p>The troubling ratio of mortgage debt to housing value is going to pose a problem for millions of baby boomers, who are set to retire with almost no equity, according to Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.</p>
Jun 12, 2007   Center for Economic and Policy Research