Financing

January 6, 2016, 10am PST
Citing the critical economic need for road construction and transit improvements, Gov. Bruce Rauner will conduct a general obligation bond sale later this month.
Chicago Tribune
January 21, 2015, 2pm PST
In describing the state of the union, President Barack Obama addressed a issues of professional and personal concern to Planetizen readers.
Medium
November 22, 2014, 5am PST
This week residents in the North Carolina Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) will provide input on key segments of a future regional light rail system. The project has been analyzed for 15 years, yet the question of whether to build it remains.
The Durham News
October 30, 2014, 1pm PDT
Scott Beyer writes that despite changes to policies allowing insured mortgages by the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA), the federal government continues to obstruct density by limiting support for condo owners.
Governing
Blog post
June 27, 2013, 2pm PDT

If the market demand is there, why isn't more mixed-use housing getting built? Follow the money.

Tim Halbur
October 18, 2012, 2pm PDT
A change made last month in the regulations concerning which buildings the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) judges to be eligible for financing could enable the construction of more mixed-use walkable developments, reports Angie Schmitt.
Streetsblog D.C.
February 12, 2012, 5am PST
Architect Jeanne Gang and scholar Greg Lindsay have penned an opinion piece in which they investigate the ways in which designers and planners can fix the housing crisis by responding to economic, demographic, and cultural changes.
NY Times
November 9, 2010, 2pm PST
The Pennsylvanian township of Upper Salford is auctioning off a 35-year-old wooden bridge to the highest bidder through an online forum, the latest creative solution for cash-strapped local governments seeking to clean up expensive local problems.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 31, 2010, 1pm PDT
Stacy Mitchell reports on the growing trend of micro-financing, where small business people turn to the local community to get the funding they need to open restaurants or small shops.
Yes! Magazine
May 25, 2010, 2pm PDT
Finding financing is one of the biggest challenges for transit-oriented development. How did Portland convince its lenders to get on board?
Streetsblog
March 27, 2010, 5am PDT
The Klip House is a series of modular, prefab units that can be clipped together much like the binding on a ski boot, allowing homeowners to lease or own the home parts they need for their stage in life, then upgrade or downgrade when necessary.
BLDBLOG
October 28, 2008, 6am PDT
Metro and 30 other transit agencies across the country may have to pay billions of dollars to large banks as years-old financing deals unravel, potentially hurting service for millions of bus and train riders, transit officials said yesterday.
Washington Post
Blog post
June 18, 2007, 5pm PDT

An acquaintance of mine is trying to decide whether to move to Los Angeles or New York. Having spent most of her life in the Northeast, New York is a familiar city where she has good friends and job connections. However, she can’t help but feel the draw of the West Coast, and on a recent visit to Los Angeles, she was rather keen on settling down in Southern California, especially when she was comparing the rents in L.A. to those in New York. While rents in New York are increasingly stratospheric, L.A.’s are just exorbitantly high.

Christian Madera