Reports

Fire Escape

Mapping the Vast Differences Between Wages and Rental Costs

Comparing rental housing costs to wages reveals just how out of reach the housing market is for low-income earners.

July 26, 2021 - National Low Income Housing Coalition

South Carolina Resilience

Climate Change: The Most Vulnerable States Are the Least Prepared

The effects of climate change will vary depending on geographic location, so it's incumbent on states to prepare in their own, specific way. Not all states are taking that responsibility seriously, according to a new report.

December 11, 2020 - Route Fifty

Texas Townhomes

Four Steps for Effective Land Use Reform

Land use and zoning reform is not a magic wand, and effective changes to any planning regime change requires careful work. A new report Urban Institute provides case studies and guidance on how to achieve desired outcomes from a reform process.

October 27, 2020 - Urban Institute

Manhattan

Metro Monitor 2020 Report Identifies Uneven Growth Around the United States

A record period of U.S. economic prosperity has reshaped the economy of the U.S., in particularly obvious patterns at the metropolitan level. A new Brookings report details the way metro areas have changed.

March 8, 2020 - Brookings

Bus in Snow

Report: Transit Ridership Reaches Lowest Levels Since the 1970s

The Transit Cooperative Research Program recently released a current snapshot of public transit ridership trends on bus and rail services in U.S. urban and suburban areas.

February 26, 2020 - The National Academies Press

Porch

State of the Nation's Housing: Housing Production, Supply Still Coming Up Short

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released its annual "The State of the Nation's Housing" report this morning. There are some signs of post-recession normalcy in the housing market for high-income earners.

June 25, 2019 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Amazon HQ2

Report Details the Many Risks of Climate Change Facing Queens

The Regional Plan Association recently released a report targeting the climate risks associated with the older housing stock in Central Queens, New York City.

June 16, 2019 - QNS

Deck

Report: More Homeowners Investing in Home Improvement Projects

The trends in home improvement have a lot to do with the trends of the larger real estate market.

March 14, 2019 - The Harvard Gazette

Cleveland

Report: Cleveland and Akron Showing Strength in the Heartland

While much of the news focuses on declining population and vacant homes, Cleveland and Akron have quietly outperformed many other cities on quality of life.

October 21, 2018 - Crain's Cleveland Business

Bus Stop

How to Build a Better Bus Stop

The state of a city's bus stops is a good indicator of its commitment to public transit option as a mobility option for all its residents.

October 16, 2018 - TransitCenter

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Hand Drawing Master Plans

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