Housing

Chinese and Indian cities have been quick to welcome housing developments modeled on North American suburbs, including "Orange County" and "Vancouver Forest" in Beijing. This globalized sprawl perpetuates all the ills of our own.
Yesterday   The City Fix
<p>Chicago has plans to replace more than 50 high-rise public housing buildings, a renovation project that is expected to cost more than $1 billion. The plan has elicited criticism from housing advocates who argue that many residents will be displaced.</p>
Jul 29, 2007   NPR
<p>A Wall Street Journal writer shares her family's experience in a neighborhood quickly being dominated by McMansions.</p>
Jul 29, 2007   The Wall Street Journal
<p>A new collection of research shows that people who have access to affordable housing don't just have a better place to live, but more easily improve their health and education level.</p>
Jul 28, 2007   Center for Housing Policy
<p>In the face of a proposal that would lighten planning controls over some new development in England, a recent report says that making more land available for development will not lower housing prices and will lead to sprawl.</p>
Jul 26, 2007   BBC
<p>As the popularity of condos and lofts in industrial areas rises amongst both developers and buyers, cities such as Chicago, L.A., and New York are taking steps to protect their historic industrial zones.</p>
Jul 26, 2007   Architectural Record
<p>An enormous fire in Edmonton that destroyed a condo development under construction and damaged more than 70 nearby duplexes has resulted in calls to upgrade Canada's building codes.</p>
Jul 25, 2007   The Globe and Mail
<p>A new high density residential project adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border is pioneering the market for high-end condo living in the traditionally sprawling metropolis of Tijuana.</p>
Jul 25, 2007   San Diego Union Tribune
<p>To help encourage development around downtown and increase the supply of affordable housing, planning officials in L.A. want to relax the rules governing the sizes of housing units. Critics argue that the plan will lead to the creation of tenements.</p>
Jul 25, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The debate over McMansionization has pitted neighbor against neighbor across the United States.</p>
Jul 24, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>A new design for mid-rise apartments promises to help make more higher-density projects pencil.</p>
Jul 23, 2007   Apartment Finance Today