BLOG POSTRental Market Leaving More Americans Behind, Says Harvard Housing Report
The narratives of 1921, 2008, and 2020 are still in full effect after two years of pandemic disruption in the housing market. All the threats of eviction, homelessness, and systemic racism are still present, with the potential to worsen, in 2022.
Experts Express Pessimism Over Housing Costs
Although the current housing crisis has been compared with the housing crash of the late 2000s, experts caution that affordability issues could plague the U.S. housing market for years to come.
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What the Microchip Shortage Reveals About Housing
The microchip shortage facing the automotive industry illustrates the significant impact that supply has on the cost of durable goods.
The Path to Hyperdensity
The federal government has an opportunity to make a generational investment in the country's infrastructure that could fundamentally shift the way we live and move around cities.
Houston Transit Barely Beats Out Dallas for Ridership
Out of the top five U.S. metro areas, Houston's transit ridership is second-lowest only to Dallas.
The NYC Subway's Uneven Recovery
As subway riders return in fits and starts, some stations are experiencing a much faster recovery than others.
Massachusetts Gets Serious About Upzoning
A Massachusetts law aimed at reducing the state's housing shortage mandates zoning for multi-family housing in most eastern Massachusetts jurisdictions.
Opinion: Road Safety Data Should Include Close Calls
Even in the absence of lethal collisions, the experience of repeated near-misses can discourage pedestrians from walking and degrade public perception of road safety.
Urban Villages: The Key to Sustainable Community Economic Development
Compact, walkable urban villages support sustainable economic development by reducing transportation costs, leaving residents with more money to spend on local goods, and by creating more efficient and attractive commercial districts.
Vecindades: Mexico City's Answer to 'Missing Middle Housing'
An iconic multifamily housing form repurposes the former homes of Mexico's elite into communal housing for urban workers.
Three Challenges to Building Big Infrastructure in America
How complicated zoning and permitting, slow construction, and a dearth of certain skills in the public sector cause delays and increase the cost of U.S. infrastructure projects.
Blanket Upzoning: A Solution to Housing Pressures?
Mass upzoning could give developers and homeowners the flexibility to build new housing where it's most needed.
What Mistaken Urban Design Assumptions Can Teach Us
When writing city plans, past planners in San Francisco got some things just right—and some very wrong.
Audit: Police Should Take On Atlanta Zoning Enforcement
A city audit recommends shifting zoning enforcement from the planning department to the police department.
The Sixth Extinction Has Likely Already Begun
Scientists believe we have entered a sixth mass extinction event, calling for conservation and documentation of species before they are lost forever.
Progressive Political Support Sought for Parking Reforms
Despite mounting evidence that parking requirements subsidize cars, raise the cost of housing, and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, few policymakers have strongly advocated to end them.
Report: San Diego Trolley Extension Cost Double the Average for U.S. Light Rail
Experts attribute the high cost of the project to local opposition and call on state and federal leaders to give transportation agencies more authority over local jurisdictions.
Don't count on Omicron ending the pandemic, cautioned America's top infectious disease expert on Jan. 17. "Get ready to learn new Greek letters," warned the Associated Press as daily COVID deaths topped the peak set in the Delta wave.
Austin Mayor Proposes New Bond To Address Housing Crisis
Mayor Steve Adler is developing a proposal to sell up to $500 million in bonds for affordable housing as the city's housing costs continue to soar and demand for housing remains at a historic high.
How to Transform the Humble Strip Mall
One Northern Virginia shopping center illustrates how the auto-centric strip mall can be repurposed to better serve its community.
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