Mortgage Crisis

June 27, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Congress is promising to pass before Independence Day a sweeping set of housing legislation that would offer refinancing packages, a trust fund for affordable rental housing and offer tax credits for purchasing unoccupied houses.</p>
The New York Times
June 26, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Paul Krugman writes that we need to stop conflating owing a home with citizenship.</p>
The New York Times
June 24, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>In this excerpt from his forthcoming book, Subprime Solution, economist Robert J. Shiller writes of our tendency to succumb to "bubble thinking," and the role this has played in the current mortgage crisis.</p>
Atlantic Monthly
June 23, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>With gas and food prices climbing to unprecedented levels, many families are turning to pawnshops to cover their bills. Unfortunately, pickups are down and people aren't buying, putting smaller operations at risk of closure.</p>
The News & Observer
June 19, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>A new AIA report shows that new homes under construction are getting smaller in response to market forces.</p>
June 17, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>CNN reports on the growing chaos in suburbs emptied by the mortgage crisis, and what they tell us about the future of the American dream.</p>
June 17, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>As the U.S. Congress and Senate wrangle with each other over how to address the housing crisis, housing advocates worry that federal assistance- if and when it comes- will be inadequate.</p>
Washington Independent
May 29, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A recent report by a Federal Reserve Bank senior economist argues that Houston's resiliency during the ongoing housing crisis is due in part to its lack of zoning regulations.</p>
The Houston Chronicle
May 23, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A national survey shows that despite the depression in the housing market, landscape architects across the U.S. continue to get work.</p>
Daily Journal of Commerce, Portland, OR
May 22, 2008, 6am PDT
The areas hardest-hit by the subprime mortgage crisis are not just low-income and minority communities, but also outer-ring suburbs.
The Christian Science Monitor
May 19, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Oregon's housing market has faired far better than other areas of the country, with some experts agreeing that the state's more restrictive land-use policies helped to prevent an oversupply of homes during the free-wheeling mortgage years.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>From unemployment to rising rents to widespread foreclosures, many major problems face Americans. In his latest column, Neal Peirce argues that planners are the ones who can formulate a broad solution.</p>
The Denver Post
May 1, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>The housing markets most affected by the subprime mortgage fallout are those with the toughest land use regulations, argues Wendell Cox.</p>
The Heritage Foundation
April 28, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The sub prime crisis is affecting both the growth of planned suburbs and prompting the decline of new suburbs. Is the US heading for Slumburbia?</p>
The Guardian
April 24, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>The latest figures show that more than 500 California households have gone into foreclosure each day in the first quarter of 2008.</p>
LA Times Blog: LA Land
April 15, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Housing markets around the world are beginning to feel the effects of the American mortgage crisis.</p>
International Herald Tribune
April 1, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Congressional leaders are preparing to propose dramatic new federal initiatives to help homeowners squeezed by the mortgage crisis. Most Republicans -- and the White House -- remain unconvinced that a federal role is appropriate.</p>
Yahoo! News
March 29, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>While housing markets in the rest of the country reel from the mortgage crisis, Irvine, the city that was once home to 18 subprime lenders, is seeing its local economy suffer as the effects of high profile bankruptcies ripples to other businesses.</p>
CNN Money
March 27, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Cities are trying different strategies -- including lawsuits and selling off housing units for $1.00 -- to deal with mass housing abandonment.</p>
Yahoo! News
March 21, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The mortgage crisis is devastating many communities far from urban centers, while 'inner cities', regionally speaking, are weathering the financial storm far better thanks to their urban form that makes them attractive to those that can afford them.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle