Planetizen Week in Review: September 17, 2016

This week featured good news on the economy like it was pre-2008.
September 17, 2016, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The studies about the housing market and the U.S. economy were plentiful this week, and to the surprise of many of us who have been watching for awhile, there was plenty of good news to go around.

Headlining the week's data dump was new income and poverty data from the Current Population Survey report by the U.S. Census. Speaking of good news, that data reveled that between 2014 and 2015, 3.5 million Americans were lifted out of poverty. Other studies included a new way of analyzing sprawl, accounting for the low-density development that happens in existing urban areas. That new study raises tough questions about how the country builds housing that's affordable for more of the population. And because all good news is worthy of some skepticism, there is also new evidence of anxiety among many Americans about their housing security.

Finally, Brookings examines the use of federal subsidies for professional sports stadiumsotherwise known as how the taxpayers of Alaska helped finance the new Yankee Stadium.

For more information on the stories discussed in this video, see the articles below.

And if you need to catch up on all the big news stories of recent weeks, don't forget to check past editions of the Planetizen Week in Review.
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Published on Friday, September 16, 2016 in Planetizen
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