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Urban Homesteading

October 16, 2019, 6am PDT
Noise and smeall are the common complaints as more residents of urban areas bring animals to their home to live more sustainably.
Chicago Tribune
August 31, 2019, 11am PDT
Urban homesteading as a response to hypervacancy is in the news after South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg proposed the Douglass Plan while on the presidential campaign trail.
Urban Institute
June 20, 2017, 6am PDT
If passed, St. Louis's new zoning regulations will allow residents of St. Louis to keep up to eight rabbits or chickens, among other animals.
Next City
April 29, 2015, 11am PDT
Long suffering Rust Belt woes and lacking the name recognition of a Pittsburgh or Detroit, York opened its doors to another overlooked group: artists. The results so far are impressive.
Belt Magazine
March 14, 2015, 7am PDT
In a bid for revenue and rejuvenation, Newark is selling vacant lots for $1,000. Buyers promise to build a home and stay for at least five years.
New York Times
March 16, 2009, 1pm PDT
Braddock is a town that lost 90% of its population in the aftermath of the steel industry's collapse. NPR's Jack Lyden talks with mayor John Fetterman about his efforts to revitalize the area.
NPR