With a recent murder, a shootout-turned-suicide, and a high rate of foreclosure, the reality of Celebration, Florida, is less ideal than appearances would suggest.
Dec 28, 2010 Next American City
Modesto, California has one of the highest rates of foreclosure in the U.S. This collection of photography documents the city's abandoned homes.
Dec 10, 2010 Telstar Logistics
Created by Nathan Mendelsohn, California City is the state's thrid largest in size but exists mostly in his imagination. Home to 14000 people who inhabit one end of the massive tract, just a corner next to over 185 square miles of empty development.
Aug 16, 2010 Los Angeles Times
The State of Utah sold the development rights to for a new town to SunCor, a developer that had to bail on the project before it was half-completed. Utah bought the ailing, incomplete town from the developer and is hoping their gamble pays off.
Jul 17, 2010 Stateline.org
According to the new book, <em>Foreclosing the Dream: How America's Housing Crisis Is Reshaping Our Cities and Suburbs,</em> development is shifting to cities more strongly than most Americans realize.
Jun 23, 2010 New Urban News
Judge Raymond Pianka of Cleveland’s Housing Court has taken a hard line on landowners that let their homes fall into disrepair, blighting suffering neighborhoods. But a higher court may be clipping Pianka's wings.
Jun 12, 2010 Next American City
Inside this gated community in the L.A. suburb of Hemet, the recession is taking a tough toll and making life difficult for the families that had moved there for quiet calm.
Mar 31, 2010 Los Angeles Times
Builders can't get credit but they may get jobs from banks, who, because of foreclosures, have unfinished homes that they need help completing.
Mar 2, 2010 Wall Street Journal
New research from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the chance of foreclosure is higher in places with limited access to public transit.
Feb 17, 2010 Chicago Sun-Times
A federal plan aimed at helping 3 to 4 million homeowners on the verge of foreclosure has fallen far short of expectations, enabling only about 31,000 loan modifications.
Jan 6, 2010 The Washington Independent