Housing

Small-scale development on single lots is an alternative to the centralized mid-rise norm. But this kind of classic infilling may not be as easy as build-it-and-they-will-come.
5 hours ago   Streets.MN
Here's a head scratcher: in its ambition to meet the affordable housing goals of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has proposed the redevelopment of 15 community gardens on city-owned property.
Jan 24, 2015   Brownstoner
The innovative revenue stream known as California's cap-and-trade program is ready to take action by funding affordable housing projects.
Jan 24, 2015   LA.Streetsblog
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One common argument against tall residential buildings is that high-rises reduce a neighborhood’s livability by reducing its streetlife. Blog Post
Jan 23, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
The Washington D.C. Zoning Commission is considering a proposal to limit the ability to convert or expand rowhouses. The proposed ordinance has provoked controversy about the effect of the law for the city's supply of housing.
Jan 22, 2015   Washington City Paper
It’s important to remember, as the Texas disparate impact case reaches the Supreme Court of the United States later this month, the actual people who bear the brunt of Texas' history of housing discrimination.
Jan 22, 2015   Rooflines
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Wendell Cox and Hugh Pavletich just released the 11th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey (IHAS). Blog Post
Jan 22, 2015   By Todd Litman
In describing the state of the union, President Barack Obama addressed a issues of professional and personal concern to Planetizen readers.
Jan 21, 2015   Medium
New Orleans declares that it is the first U.S. city to virtually end veteran homelessness.
Jan 21, 2015   Gambit
CityLab examines the cohousing concept—a way of living popular in parts of Europe that has yet to take off in the United States. Could that be about to change?
Jan 21, 2015   CityLab
Dwell small; live large. It's something many passionate urbanists have been working on for a decade. Could 2015 finally be the year small goes big?
Jan 19, 2015   PlaceShakers