It might seem obvious that vacant homes attract crime and other noxious elements to surrounding properties, but researchers are still working to quantify those external costs.
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Those who live in Bloomington, east of L.A., face factories on all sides and a high incidence of asthma. Some feel polluters should be made to 'clean up their messes' with punishments rather than government funds.
January 12, 2017, 12pm PST
Activists call for policy makers to curb deaths among Sacramento, California's homeless population.
January 9, 2017, 2pm PST
A collection of planning and transportation experts humbly submits a list of words and terms that have lost their value (if they ever had any to begin with).
January 6, 2017, 1pm PST
A do-it-yourself survey effort reveals some of the facts about what's it like to work as a transportation planner.
January 6, 2017, 11am PST
Boston Mayor, Martin Walsh's, climate change plan is one of the most thorough in the country. The question remains: Will any of the plan be put into action?
December 26, 2016, 9am PST
As excitement builds around Seattle's voter-approved transit expansion plan, the REDI Fund will preserve space for low and middle-income residents in new transit-oriented developments.
December 16, 2016, 9am PST
Not every transit project has a positive effect on adjacent property values. A study finds that people do not, in fact, want to live next to Norfolk, Virginia's Tide light rail.
December 16, 2016, 5am PST
Washington, D.C. might prohibit landlords from asking tenants for criminal histories, at least at first pass.
December 6, 2016, 12pm PST
New codes intend to make skyways more accessible for all Minneapolans, but some say that no improvements can go far enough to make Minneapolis as walkable and lively as it would be without them.
December 4, 2016, 5am PST
These Atlanta neighborhoods stand to gain in the long term from the city's new permeable pavement system and water retention park. But the project has displaced some residents.
November 19, 2016, 11am PST
The Obama Administration recently offered a parting gesture toward better coordination between the federal government and local and regional municipalities.
November 14, 2016, 1pm PST
A pilot program in Phoenix looks to add art, lighting, seating and other amenities to beautify and make use of the city's alleyways.
November 14, 2016, 9am PST
The Washington, D.C. Housing Preservation Strike Force released a final report last week.
November 10, 2016, 9am PST
After years of decline, some Pittsburgh neighborhoods are beginning to see an uptick in popularity, so the city is seeking to protect the existence of affordable housing.
November 8, 2016, 9am PST
Renters can't access the tax breaks afforded to home buyers, like the mortgage interest tax deduction, so a Terner Center for Housing Innovation paper looks at policies that could put renters on a more even footing with home buyers.
November 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Income inequality, housing affordability, and systemic racism join sea-level rise as key issues in Oakland's vision for urban resilience.
October 28, 2016, 10am PDT
An organization representing Canadian cities is asking for $12.7 billion to respond to rising housing costs.
October 24, 2016, 5am PDT
After beefing up the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the feds are guiding cities to compliance.
October 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
With the announcement of a $100 million infusion into a local investment fund, Chicago will become the first city to fund in ways usually reserved for the federal government.