In terms of global urban livability, American cities are not so hot. The highest ranking city, Honolulu, comes in at 29 in the results of the Worldwide Quality of Living Survey.
May 5, 2009 The Independent
DOT and HUD announce a joint effort to merge land use and planning to improve livability. CNU's John Norquist comments on the merger.
May 2, 2009 New Urban News
The municipal demand for water in Oregon is expected to increase by more than 61% by 2050, and many policymakers there are trying to figure out how to meet that growing demand.
Apr 28, 2009 The Oregonian
Fewer Americans moved over the past year than any other year since 1962, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Apr 27, 2009 The New York Times
This article from <em>High Country News</em> dissects the Arizona real estate collapse through the lens of one exurb.
Apr 26, 2009 High Country News
Iowa City's planning commission says yes, and is considering mandating that future bars and liquor stores be more spread out to stop a recent rash of violence in the area.
Apr 24, 2009 The Washington Post
The Hope for Homeowners Act was designed to allow foreclosed homeowners to keep their homes by drawing up new and more affordable mortgages for qualified applicants. Barney Frank is one of many proclaiming it a failure.
Apr 22, 2009 NPR
Encouraging the creative class to rent and eventually own in foreclosed neighborhoods revives blighted neighborhoods, but the strategy isn't without controversy or setbacks.
Apr 22, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
People who live within walking distance of amenities like stores, transit stops, and parks are twice as likely to be fit as those who don't, according to a new study conducted by researchers at San Diego State University.
Apr 20, 2009 Gant Daily
A new community program in Rotterdam is bringing a food truck with new eating options -- and business opportunities -- to working class neighborhoods.
Apr 18, 2009 Metropolis