Housing

Calling Pittsburgh "the next Boston," recent analysis finds Pittsburgh and Cleveland are bucking trends in stagnant first-time buyer rates in the housing market.
Sep 23, 2014   DS News
Jonathan Walters shares news of a new study out of Johns Hopkins University finding a connection between affordable housing and the intellectual ability of children. Spend more, or less, than 30 percent on housing, and intellectual ability suffers.
Jul 17, 2014   Governing
"A DC Council committee voted…to require developers to include affordable housing any time they buy land from the city for residential development," reports Jenny Reed.
Jul 15, 2014   DC Fiscal Policy Institute
Henry Grabar beckons the death of the McMansion, calling it an "American embarrassment" with no easy solution for planners.
Jul 15, 2014   Salon
Two decades on, New Urbanism’s efforts to reform American suburbs have produced hundreds of new places and scores of inquiries about whether this smart growth movement realizes its claims of densely developed, diverse, sustainable communities. Opinion
Jul 15, 2014   By JPER
Modular construction is still in its infancy, but a building set for completion later this year at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn is taking the building practice to new heights.
Jul 14, 2014   Arup Connect
The ugly story of the fence between a public housing community called New Haven and the nearby "middle class" community of Hamden, Connecticut will soon be over, but not because Hamden suddenly gained enlightenment.
Jul 13, 2014   New York Times
Mark Fahey cites data from Crain's and the New York Building Congress showing that New York City's improving economy has percolated big numbers of hires through all levels of the building industry.
Jul 10, 2014   Crain's New York Business
On Monday, geographer Jim Russell published a post at Pacific Standard arguing why zoning for more density would do little to affect the cost of housing Opinion
Jul 10, 2014   By Reuben Duarte
Habin Kwak reports that Brad Pitt’s home-building operation, Make It Right, is expanding its operations outside of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward and a subsequent expansion in Kansas City.
Jul 9, 2014   The Architect's Newspaper
A group that coined the term, "stack and pack" to deride density and its role in reducing carbon emissions lost in court when the judge rejected their argument that only technological improvements in cars and fuels were necessary to reduce emissions.
Jul 9, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle