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


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


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


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


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

High Line

Comptroller Report Errs When Counting Affordable Housing

There's a point to be made about the decline of New York City's affordable housing stock. Instead we'll talk about a badly mistaken report that severely over reported the problem.

September 29, 2018 - The Wall Street Journal

Highway Construction

Cruising for a Bruising: City Revenues Slowing, Expenditures Speeding

A report on the fiscal conditions of cities sounds alarms about potential challenges ahead.

September 22, 2018 - Governing

Bloomingdale Trail

Everything About Tax Increment Financing

A controversial form of value capture, tax increment financing begs for further analysis and understanding. A new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy sheds light on the subject.

September 16, 2018 - CityLab

Governors Island

The State of New York City's Parks

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future signals the need for attention to the Big Apple's parks before they are beyond repair.

June 28, 2018 - Center For An Urban Future


The Young History of Open Data Leadership in Pittsburgh

The city of Pittsburgh's Open Data project recently released a progress report to commemorate its first two years in operation.

November 27, 2017 - Data-Smart City Solutions

Downtown Flint Michigan along Saginaw Street

Strategies for Revitalizing Smaller Post-Industrial Cities

For every Pittsburgh or Cleveland success story, there's a story waiting to be told in smaller cities like Gary and Lowell.

September 8, 2017 - At Lincoln House

Beverly Hills

Report: The 'Retail Apocalypse' Is Fake News

Reports of the death of brick and mortar retail have been greatly exaggerated, according to a new analysis.

September 4, 2017 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Fancy House

Equity Heads West

A new study details the locations where homeowners are likely to be "equity rich" or underwater. Homeowners in western states are more likely to be equity rich, but many homeowners are still recovering from the Great Recession.

August 21, 2017 - Globe St

Project Housing

HUD: 'Worst Case Housing Needs' Only Getting Worse

The 2017 "Worst Case Housing Needs" report paints a dire picture of the nation's low-income housing options, as the Trump Administration proposes drastic cuts to federal housing programs.

August 14, 2017 - The Washington Post

Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona

Comparing the Differences in Property Taxes Around the United States

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence have released their annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study."

May 24, 2017 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

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HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase

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