United States

A housing report by Zillow finds that rents are growing faster—much faster, in some cases—than home values.
10 hours ago   HousingWire
<p>Mark Ames, author of "Going Postal", wonders if American gun tragedies like last week's massacre at Northern Illinois University might be at least partially explained by the bleak physical built environments of middle America.</p>
Feb 20, 2008   AlterNet
<p>Architect Teddy Cruz is betting Tijuana-style development will flourish in gentrifying American neighborhoods -- and preserve their lower income populations.</p>
Feb 19, 2008   The New York Times
<p>With enclosed malls across the country struggling to stay afloat, a recent discussion panel weighed whether this development type is on the verge of extinction.</p>
Feb 18, 2008   Globe St.
<p>A new suburbanite writes into an advice columnist for help dealing with his suburban depression.</p>
Feb 18, 2008   Salon
<p>Many cities are working toward addressing climate change. Some are establishing task forces to figure out how to prepare for peak oil. Spokane, Washington, is the first city to do both together, with a strategic planning effort launched last week.</p>
Feb 18, 2008   Post Carbon Cities
<p>Because many of the homes purchased by real estate speculators over the past few years of the housing bubble were rented out, tenants are now finding themselves subject to eviction as the property owners go into default.</p>
Feb 17, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>This slideshow from <em>Popular Science</em> shows case studies of some of the country's greenest cities and how they are achieving environmental sustainability.</p>
Feb 16, 2008   Popular Science
<p>Streetsblog parses the jargon and gives the history behind a recent addition to the transportation lexicon.</p>
Feb 15, 2008   Streetsblog
<p><em>Popular Science</em> has released a list of the 50 greenest cities in America.</p>
Feb 15, 2008   Popular Science
<p>Critics have been swift to point out that the federal government's proposed (and voluntary) "Project Lifeline" does little more than set a "pause button" on at-risk mortgages. What's needed are "Neighborhood Stabilization" plans.</p>
Feb 15, 2008   Center for American Progress