'Gentrification' Is Not the Real Problem

The conversation about gentrification continually repackages a set of debunked theories as reality and it obscures a set of real crises that need fixing.

June 28, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

Single-Family Housing Construction

U.S. Home Construction Costs Are Higher Than Ever

With demand soaring and materials in short supply, the cost of building a home has risen sharply in the last year.

June 14, 2021 - Bloomberg

Row Houses at 48th between Walton and Cedar, West Philadelphia

Philly City Council to Consider Bill Protecting Neighbors from Construction Damage

The proposal would hold builders accountable for damage incurred to adjacent homes as historic rowhouse properties see increased redevelopment.

May 17, 2021 - Philadelphia News

Shipping Container Housing

Building Modular Housing Factories Near Areas With High Housing Costs

To improve housing costs and economic conditions at once, look to the locations of modular housing factories.

April 28, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

San Francisco Tunnel Boring Machine

European Tunneling Technique Cuts 50 Weeks From Construction Schedule for Brightline Extension

An innovative tunneling technique, commonly used in Europe, is catching on here in the United States.

October 1, 2020 - Construction Dive

California Houses

California Unions Voice Strong Opposition to Housing Bills

Trades groups demanded provisions in housing bills that ultimately will stymie the construction of much-needed affordable housing in the state.

August 31, 2020 - San Francisco Chronicle

Factory Emissions

Carbon Emissions Down, but Not Drastically

Transportation activity is down considerably, but other sources of carbon dioxide are still going strong.

May 12, 2020 - Grist

Seattle Light Rail Construction

30 Health and Safety Requirements Determine Which Construction Projects Can Restart in Washington

New construction projects are still on hold, but the state of Washington is allowing some projects to restart under strict health and safety guidelines.

April 29, 2020 - The Urbanist

Coronavirus Economy

Layoffs Sweeping the Construction Industry

Halted construction work has contributed to a growing number of layoffs in the construction industry during the month of April.

April 17, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive


Shipping Delays Causing Construction Slowdown

Materials procured overseas are taking longer to arrive in the United States, and the delays are causing a ripple effect in the construction industry.

April 7, 2020 - The New York Times

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