United States

In the fifth of his "place-decoding" series from France, Chuck Wolfe recalls how we carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.
15 hours ago   The Huffington Post
<p>Several new reports offer an analysis of shared equity strategies as an approach to reduce the cost of homeownership.</p>
May 4, 2007   Center for Housing Policy
<p>Houses built from used shipping containers are an increasing popular affordable housing option.</p>
May 4, 2007   MSNBC
<p>By and large, Americans support the rights of property owners -- leaving planners with the challenge of creating regulation that protects the public without infringing on private interests.</p>
May 3, 2007   The Seattle Times
<p>One mile of road in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park will be closed to cars every Saturday this summer, just one of many examples of car-free zones that are being proposed in the U.S.</p>
May 2, 2007   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>Speaking at a technology related conference, Andres Duany talks about how the rise of high-speed internet connections and telecommuting has increased the importance of social activity created by traditional neighborhood design.</p>
May 2, 2007   Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
<p>Investors are lining up to bid on American's transportation infrastructure, with many public sector managers happy to solve their budget woes.</p>
Apr 30, 2007   MSNBC
<p>If communities are serious about creating more affordable housing, laws against accessory units should be changed.</p>
Apr 30, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>A new survey finds that neighborhoods experiencing gentrification have a high number of people blogging about their community.</p>
Apr 30, 2007   The New York Times
While many local governments have been utilizing the eminent domain powers granted to them by the Kelo case, the American Planning Association hasn't been successful in finding ways to limit the decision's negative effects. But as Richard May, FAICP explains, there are many ways to reduce any damage done. Exclusive
Apr 30, 2007  By Richard May, FAICP
<p>As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, many homebuilders are seeing a demand for housing that can accommodate the boomers, their aging parents, and even their adult children and grandchildren.</p>
Apr 30, 2007   The Seattle Times