Homelessness

A series of public outreach events are being held in Pershing Square to determine how to make the park more engaging. Live music and fewer physical barriers to entry are among the ideas suggested.
May 17, 2015   LA Downtown News
In this piece, <em>Web Urbanist</em> has compiled fourteen "smart & sensitive" design solutions for providing housing for the homeless.
Mar 21, 2012   Web Urbanist
Advocates around the country, and around the world, think so, and they're making their case from Southern California to Scotland and South Africa.
Feb 24, 2012   Shelterforce
On the land use spectrum, pop-up shops and homelessness operate at very different ends and from disparate positions of power. Ann Deslandes investigates the commonalities that bind them.
Feb 16, 2012   The Global Urbanist
Over the last two decades the city of San Francisco has systematically removed its public benches to fight homelessness. Now citizens are clamoring for their return.
Jan 30, 2012   The New York Times
The results are in keeping with a federal goal to eliminate veteran homelessness by 2015 through grants and other measures to ensure permanent housing. Steve Vogel reports.
Jan 7, 2012   The Washington Post
The continuing recession and housing crisis are being further decimated by federal cuts to housing aid, according to The Nation.
Jan 1, 2012   The Nation
A new report says that U.S. cities are lacking in preparation (and in funds) for providing food and shelter for those in need.
Dec 19, 2011   Governing Magazine
It's becoming increasingly common for adults to "double" up with other households, indicating that the recession is still affecting families. But are they officially homeless? It depends on who you ask, of course. Emily Badger reports.
Nov 24, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
Illegal apartments present a quandary for the city of New York: they increase the danger of fire, but also provide needed shelter that couldn't be found elsewhere. Some experts think a path to legalization could work.
Nov 8, 2011   City Limits
The logistics involved in maintaining the Occupy Wall Street protests turn out to be some of the very activities that homeless people have been banned from doing in most cities for years.
Oct 24, 2011   Salon.com