Housing

A recently adopted ordinance allows developers to build significantly fewer parking spaces for projects in proximity to transit stations. Developers have already responded to the advantages offered by the reduced requirements.
5 days ago   The Architect's Newspaper
<p>In London, a housing crunch is creating a new trend of converting old office spaces into housing. The majority of the city's new housing developments are actually old office spaces.</p>
Dec 21, 2006   Times of London
<p>From city, neighborhood, block to building-scales, Stephen Mouzon offers ideas to offset high housing costs and economic segregation.</p>
Dec 20, 2006   New Urban News
<p>Rene Rodriguez, the once highly lauded director of the Miami-Dade Housing Agency, stands accused of taking from the poor to serve developer interests, as well as his own.</p>
Dec 19, 2006   The Miami Herald
<p>In a creative deal to save a historic structure and also add to the city's desperately needed stock of workforce housing, the school district in Waco, Texas, agreed to sell the old Waco High building to a private developer.</p>
Dec 18, 2006   Waco Tribune-Herald
<p>New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a broad plan to re-envision the city. He has recognized three major challenges: a population increase of 1 million residents within 25 years, a crumbling infrastructure, and a need to go green.</p>
Dec 18, 2006   The Economist
<p>Struggling to meet its mandate that requires 15 percent of new units downtown to be affordable, the Miami Downtown Development Authority is asking officials to change the rules.</p>
Dec 15, 2006   Miami Today
<p>In New York and across the country, the number of single women buying houses and condominiums is on the rise.</p>
Dec 14, 2006   The New York Times
<p>A person must earn at least $28,475 a year to afford the fair market rent on a one-bedroom apartment in the U.S. in 2006.</p>
Dec 13, 2006   CNNMoney
<p>Urban design, housing for homeless people, and planning for decreased population are highlighted in the New York Times Magazine's annual survey of innovative ideas.</p>
Dec 12, 2006   The New York Times
<p>Land has been purchased for what will be Oakland's fourth cohousing project, a collection of about 33 housing units with an underlying purpose of cooperation and community. Similar community housing projects are cropping up across the country.</p>
Dec 12, 2006   The San Francisco Chronicle