Subprime

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 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 6, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>California's redevelopment agencies are feeling pressure on numerous fronts these days. Some may go out of business next year. Still, state lawmakers are considering giving the agencies authority to buy out subprime mortgages.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
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 19, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>This video from the <em>BBC</em> looks at the ten cities that have sprung up outside of L.A. as a result of the subprime mortgage meltdown.</p>
BBC via YouTube
February 29, 2008, 10am PST
<p>Randal O'Toole believes that in the search for blame for the mortgage and credit crisis, an obvious candidate is being overlooked: city planners.</p>
Cato @ Liberty
February 28, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Filmmaker Danny Schechter reflects on the extent of America's debt crisis, and wonders if we need something like the Oscars to help name and identify those responsible.</p>
Common Dreams