A comparative analysis by the Citizens Budget Commission provides a softer take on the "affordability crisis" making so much news in New York City. The conclusion of the study is that New York City is more affordable than many other large cities.
1 hour ago Crain's Business New York
Joel Kotkin checks in with a dissenting take on the politics and demographics behind the urban revival.
16 hours ago The Washington Post
Inspired by a park system proposal by Frederick Law Olmsted from 1930 to build a network of parks and open space throughout the city, a coalition of advocates is reviving the idea of connecting people and parks throughout Los Angeles.
17 hours ago Next City
Naomi Kooker tells of the rapidly increasing pace of gentrification in the once gritty, now expensive, Boston suburb of Somerville.
18 hours ago The Boston Globe
A short case study in Lean Urbanism, compliments of Victoria Beach, Manitoba.
19 hours ago PlaceShakers
Victoria Salinas was recently named Oakland, California's first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), a position popping up in municipalities throughout the world.
20 hours ago Next City
According to Jarrett Walker, one solution to alleviating food deserts is by providing residents access to frequent transportation networks.
21 hours ago Human Transit
A bill will attempt to bring some equity to the flagrantly inequitable rebate program that subsidizes purchases of Electric Vehicles. Additional subsidies would be directed to low income families. Rebates could also be used for car share and transit.
22 hours ago Los Angeles Times
Spearheaded by the Van Alen Institute, and supported by the New Orleans Redevelopment Agency, the competition brings new life to some of the 30,000 vacant lots and abandoned structures left over from Hurricane Katrina throughout the city.
23 hours ago The Architects Newspaper
Faced with shrinking federal spending on affordable housing and a strained housing market, the New York City Housing Authority is dealing with a massive budget shortfall and a massive wait list.
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