Housing

When a region isn't building enough housing to meet the demands of a growing population and shifting demographics, zoning codes reform and infrastructure investment can be the solution.
Yesterday   Regional Plan Association
<p>This video from the <em>BBC</em> looks at the ten cities that have sprung up outside of L.A. as a result of the subprime mortgage meltdown.</p>
Mar 19, 2008   BBC via YouTube
<p>In Miami, speculators inflated the housing market by buying and flipping condos. Now with the market deflating and a host of condo towers still under construction, Miami may be the worst major real estate market in the world.</p>
Mar 16, 2008   The Globe & Mail
<p>Stan Cox argues that the massive square footage of so many modern houses -- no matter how "energy efficient" the construction -- is a luxury the planet can no longer afford.</p>
Mar 16, 2008   Common Dreams
<p>City councilors in Washington D.C. have proposed a plan to throw out exemptions that allowed hundreds of landlords to evict residents with little or no notice so they could convert buildings to high priced condos.</p>
Mar 14, 2008   The Washington Post
<p>As a part of Chicago's $1.4 billion "Plan for Transformation," the once massive Cabrini-Green project has been redeveloped into a mix of affordable, public and market housing. But 80% of the former tenants have moved away.</p>
Mar 13, 2008   GOOD Magazine
<p>In order to raise money to provide much-needed housing for its soldiers, the Russian Army has plans to auction of millions of dollars worth of property -- from huge mansions to entire towns.</p>
Mar 13, 2008   BBC
<p>A swath of residential developments are ushering in a more dense and more lively atmosphere into L.A.'s Wilshire corridor. But many are concerned that the new residences will add too much traffic to an already congested area.</p>
Mar 11, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Proposed housing developments in the urban core of Waco, Texas, have given many in the city high hopes for a denser, more vibrant central city.</p>
Mar 11, 2008   The Waco Tribune
<p>Housing price drops in cities like Miami have "vulture-like" buyers swooping in to snatch up properties.</p>
Mar 10, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
<p>A measure to require half of all new housing units in San Francisco's planned redevelopment of Bayview-Hunters Point is heading to the city's June ballot. The developer says the measure will kill the project.</p>
Mar 8, 2008   The San Francisco Chronicle