Supply Chain

Wood-frame two-story rowhouses under construction.

The State of the U.S. Housing Market

The housing supply is starting to more closely match demand.

August 7, 2023 - The Washington Post

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How Is Supply Chain Expansion Impacting Urban Development?

Supply chain expansion can have specific impacts on urban development as people move to metropolitan areas and require more involved participation at all levels of the supply chain.

May 10, 2023 - Devin Partida

House under construction

Opinion: Cooling Market Won’t Make Housing More Affordable

As mortgage rates creep higher and builders continue to experience supply bottlenecks, the future of the housing market remains uncertain.

April 26, 2022 - The Washington Post

Gas Pumps

Waging War on High Gas Prices

America is not at war, but that didn't stop President Joe Biden from calling the largest release of oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve that he authorized on March 31 to lower oil prices, a 'wartime bridge.'

April 6, 2022 - Washington Examiner

Electric Cars

Electric Car Production Could Slow Amidst Supply Chain Issues

With the pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine upending supply chains, the cost of raw materials needed to produce electric car batteries is soaring.

March 8, 2022 - Reuters

Electric Cars

American Jobs to Build Electric Vehicles Excludes Miners

Mining jobs needed to produce the metals for processing into battery parts used to build electric vehicles in America will not be developed in the U.S. but in Australia, Brazil and Canada, mainly to avoid battles with environmentalists.

June 2, 2021 - Reuters

Urban Agriculture

Crisis Could Result in a More Sustainable Food System

The food system, from supply to distribution and consumption, is undergoing a rapid transformation. Community supported agriculture could potentially benefit.

May 12, 2020 - NPR

City Planners

Planning More Important Than Ever During the Pandemic

The work of planners might seem unimportant during the pandemic, according to this article, but some of the skills and expertise of planning are more important than ever.

April 9, 2020 - Abundant Housing LA

Supply Chain Logistics

Walmart Getting Into the Freight Rail Business

Walmart will soon be seen side by side with CSX and BNSF.

March 3, 2019 - Supply Chain DIve

London Truck

Making the Most Dangerous Trucks Illegal in London

Commercial vehicles, and heavy trucks in particular, cause a disproportionate number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities, London Mayor Sadiq Khan is proposing to ban the most dangerous trucks from entering the city.

November 9, 2016 - Streetsblog USA

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