United States

Although unemployment has declined, according to this report commutes are getting longer. "Job sprawl" often plagues minority and poor areas where housing is more affordable.
4 hours ago   Al Jazeera America
<p>Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research suggests that one way that the federal government could help millions of Americans squeezed by the housing crisis is to permit homeowners to enter "own-to-rent" arrangements.</p>
Feb 13, 2008   Truthout
<p>As transit oriented development gains ground in cities across the country, it is increasingly seen as the model for the future of multi-family housing.</p>
Feb 13, 2008   ArchNewsNow
<p>Boise State University's Centre for Creativity and Innovation has created and index of creative cities that's found Boise to be just about as creative as cities such as Portland and Seattle.</p>
Feb 13, 2008   Boise State University Focus Magazine
<p><em>Architect</em> magazine asked experts form a broad range of fields how they would use the $1.6 trillion it is estimated to cost to fix the nation's infrastructure. Respondents include Ron Paul, Richard Florida, Alex Garvin, and many others.</p>
Feb 12, 2008   Architect
<p>Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will increasingly be the heavy responsibility of suburban communities. Some are taking steps to accept that responsibility.</p>
Feb 11, 2008   The New York Times
<p>The Wall Street Journal's "Eyes on the Road" columnist, Joseph B. White, ponders the "next big debate over the role of the automobile in America" now that fuel efficiency was raised, and the direction he points to is most surprising.</p>
Feb 11, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
<p>Foreclosed homes continue to plague cities across the country as large swaths of land and entire neighborhoods are abandoned.</p>
Feb 10, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
<p>Rental car companies are venturing into the field of car-sharing.</p>
Feb 10, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
<p>Communities are looking at ways to become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, but they're struggling to combat local opposition.</p>
Feb 8, 2008   The New York Times
<p>This presentation from the March 2007 TED conference features Robin Chase, founder of the car-sharing service Zipcar. Chase discusses other ideas for tackling the congestion problems facing America's urban areas.</p>
Feb 8, 2008   TED Blog