Housing

More cities—many of them "revitalizing" their urban cores at the same time as a national recession and a real estate market beset by diminishing supplies of low-income housing—are criminalizing homelessness.
3 hours ago   PBS NewsHour - The Rundown
A recent article on PlannersWeb acts as a kind of playbook for building public support for affordable housing projects.
Apr 14, 2014   PlannersWeb
In a recent blog, Focusing on People, Not Sprawl, Wendell Cox argues that smart growth policies lead to housing inaffordability. Opinion
Apr 14, 2014   By Todd Litman
A new study that examines the contributing and enabling factors that led to high foreclosure rates, neighborhood decline, and disparate impacts on low-income populations in the subdivision of Windy Ridge, near Charlotte, North Carolina.
Apr 14, 2014   Applied Geography
In a comprehensive piece called "What's New in New Urbanism," Multi-Housing News reports that new urban ideas have "swept the industry over the past 20 years."
Apr 14, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
Chicago has a reputation for being the most development-friendly city this side of Houston. But Stephen J. Smith cites restrictive zoning outside the Loop as one cause of the city’s anemic housing market.
Apr 10, 2014   Next City
Communities across the U.S. are increasingly frustrated at the persistence of mid-20th-century thinking about housing among local leaders even in the face of a mountain of 21st-century evidence that times have changed.
Apr 8, 2014   PlaceShakers
Observers of Philadelphia’s economic and social situation can celebrate, and worry, given recent data on issues like poverty, crime, and the job market. One bright spot, however, is 2013's record number of building permits.
Apr 7, 2014   philly.com
After generations of sales focused on conventional suburbia, realtors are discovering the demand for walkable, urban places.
Apr 7, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
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Why housing should take priority in the effort to attract families back to the city (and welcome them to stay awhile). Exclusive
Apr 7, 2014  By Bradley Calvert
For sale in Chicago for $1: city-owned lots in Southside neighborhoods. The idea, which has been implemented in Chicago before, is to get more land in the hands of neighborhood residents and stakeholders.
Apr 6, 2014   Chicago Sun-Times