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.
4 days ago   CityLab
<p>The idea of turning over public housing to residents to own or sell is gaining support among some scholars and officials.</p>
May 22, 2007   The New York Sun
<p>Developers are reacting to the market's demand for environmentally-friendly development and locally-grown food by creating housing developments that include farmable land.</p>
May 22, 2007   The Wall Street Journal
<p>Local municipalities are drafting laws to crack down on McMansions by imposing strict building restrictions, a move that has sparked controversy between officials and homebuilders.</p>
May 21, 2007   The New York Times
<p>Menlo Park, California, struggles with the compatibility of being green and fighting climate change, while resisting high density housing, even around transit stations and corridors.</p>
May 20, 2007   Menlo Park Almanac
<p>The Boston suburb of Boxford is on the verge of approving a measure that would allow residents to rent extra housing space at state affordable housing prices. Boxford and other suburbs are looking to reduce their low stock of affordable housing.</p>
May 20, 2007   The Boston Globe
<p>City dwellers and suburban homeowners alike are seeking solutions to muffle the constant stream of sound in their homes.</p>
May 19, 2007   The New York Times
<p>Many modern day manufactured homes have upgraded their looks, attracting both buyers looking for value as well as style and sustainability.</p>
May 19, 2007   San Jose Mercury News
<p>Some markets have experienced a dramatic increase in housing listings, according to a report by ZipRealty, a California real estate broker.</p>
May 17, 2007   CNN Money
<p>Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's plan to require developers to set aside part of new projects as affordable housing passed by a vote of 44-2.</p>
May 15, 2007   The Chicago Tribune
<p>A former area of low-income housing has been redeveloped as a New Urbanist neighborhood in Seattle. The housing stock has almost doubled -- and nearly 40% of it is priced for very low income families.</p>
May 15, 2007   The Seattle Times