October 22, 2012, 8am PDT
Russian oligarchs and Brazilian expats may be its most prominent residents, but Miami does have a middle-class. But a new study shows they aren't exactly thriving. In fact, Miami is the toughest city in the nation to be a middle-class resident.
October 21, 2012, 1pm PDT
Katie Pearce discusses the surprising findings of a new study from the Center for Housing Policy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology that evaluates why it can be more affordable to live in an “expensive” city.
July 26, 2012, 11am PDT
A recent paper by Harvard economists Daniel Shoag and Peter Ganong titled, Why Has
Regional Convergence in the U.S. Stopped? indicates that land
development regulations tend to increase housing costs, which contributes to inequality
by excluding lower-income households from more economically productive urban regions. Does this means that planners are guilty of increasing income inequality?
June 19, 2012, 5am PDT
The Bay State is terrific at attracting the leading young minds from around to world to its prestigious institutions of higher education. But when those students graduate, high housing prices are forcing them out of the state, writes Edward Glaeser.
November 12, 2011, 11am PST
$1,000 a month in rent in New York City is a steal - but this apartment is only 100 sq. ft. Curbed rounds up a number of unbelievably tiny rentals in hot markets from Chicago to Reading, Ohio.
November 10, 2011, 5am PST
In this post, John Keith suggests five methods to help Boston be more affordable to live in, including striking out the city's affordable housing program altogether.
September 5, 2011, 5am PDT
July 28, 2011, 10am PDT
The Bronx is slowly shedding its negative image as it boasts a job growth that is outpacing the entire New York City, and the fastest wage increases than any other borough in the city, reports Daniel Massey for Crain's New York Business.
Crain's New York Business
December 29, 2010, 8am PST
Housing activists in Vancouver are criticizing the city for only offering a small portion of the Olympic Village built for the 2010 Winter Olympics as affordable housing.
June 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
Nature writer David Oates embeds himself in green, urban Portland and finds much to like about the green city movement but also much room for improvement.
February 24, 2010, 7am PST
This article looks at the five metro areas with the most affordable housing options, and the five with the least affordable options.
September 3, 2009, 1pm PDT
Consumer preference surveys indicate that total U.S. demand for large-lot, exurban housing will not increase, while demand for small-lot and attached housing in accessible, multi-modal locations will double during the next two decades.
Victoria Transport Policy Institute
September 2, 2009, 10pm PDT
Location, location, location. Choosing a smart home location can help households become healthy, wealthy and wise, since it affects residents’ physical activity levels, long-term financial burdens and opportunities for education and social interaction.
April 4, 2009, 5pm PDT
I would like to expand an ongoing debate between Reason Foundation policy expert Samuel Staley and me concerning land use policy impacts on affordability and economic stability to include two additional issues: household economic resilience and wealth accumulation.
March 23, 2009, 12pm PDT
In a recent blog I emphasized the value of using smart growth policies to increase household affordability and support regional economic development. In his blog, “Planning Foreclosures,” Samuel Staley reaches a very different conclusion.
March 10, 2009, 12pm PDT
Is a $50,000 annual income wealth or poverty in North America? By historical or international standards such an income should be considered wealthy and luxurious, but most people I know consider it poverty because of the high cost of living.
October 18, 2008, 11am PDT
Texas cities top a ranking by Forbes of where your dollar goes the farthest. Affordable housing and promising job prospects made a big difference.
October 17, 2008, 9am PDT
A recent report that I coauthored, "Managing Transport Challenges When Oil Prices Rise" provides practical policy guidance on how to manage the risks of rising oil prices by increasing transport system efficiency. People with short attention spans might think that this report is already outdated, since global financial uncertainty has replaced rising fuel prices as the crisis-of-the-month. Leading businesses are bankrupt, employees are frightened, consumers are cautious, and fuel prices plummeting.
September 17, 2008, 9am PDT
On this episode of <em>Smart City</em>, Scott Bernstein of the Center for Neighborhood Technology discusses the Housing and Transportation Affordability Index.
July 4, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Forbes works with the Center for Neighborhood Technology to find the best neighborhoods to get around affordably.</p>