An Affordable Housing Model for Indigenous Americans
Indigenous people make up a disproportionately high percentage of the unhoused population, but many programs designed to assist them don’t reach those most in need.
Northeastern Waterways More Polluted After Wet Year
Intense rains washed more runoff into local bodies of water, while warmer temperatures contributed to the growth of an invasive bloom.
The History of Racial Zoning and Housing Discrimination in the US
More than a century of discriminatory housing policy divided cities and contributed to the racial wealth gap and other social and economic inequities.
Opinion: Resort Towns Must Take Action to Keep Housing Affordable
The workers that keep many popular tourist destinations running find it more difficult to find affordable housing near their jobs as more remote workers move to scenic resort areas.
How Federal Policy Can Encourage TOD
Tying transit and land acquisition funding together could help produce more housing near transit hubs.
Small Cities at Disadvantage to Win Federal Safe Street Grants
Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law aimed at making streets safer is being awarded through a competitive grant program, but it’s not going to the communities that need it most, an investigation shows.
Feds Announce Over $3 Billion in Homelessness Assistance Funding
The Continuum of Care grants are directed to programs that provide supportive services and boost housing stability.
AI’s Growing Threat to Climate Justice
Emerging technologies like AI have great promise for climate innovation, but also a hidden environmental footprint could lead to disproportionate harm to low-income and marginalized communities.
Opinion: Make Way for Manufactured Housing
Manufactured homes can be an affordable and accessible solution to the housing crisis, but they’re zoned out of many U.S. neighborhoods.
Planning Trends to Watch in 2024
Post-pandemic clarity — and sheer necessity — may be bringing some of the most urgent issues of recent years to a head.
Running Rampant: How Short-Term Rentals Impact Communities With Loose Restrictions
Brendan O’Brien, author of “Homesick,” talks with us about his new book and what he's learned about the effects of short-term rentals in communities like Flagstaff, Arizona; Bozeman, Montana; and St. George, Utah.
A Holistic Approach to Revitalizing Neighborhoods
Affordable housing is one piece of a larger, interconnected approach.
How Fair and Viable Is Free Transit?
Without other dedicated funding sources, U.S. transit agencies likely can’t sustain fare-free programs.
Pedestrian Deaths Tick Down — But Rose 58 Percent in the Last Decade
Road fatalities fell by a meager 4 percent in the first half of 2023.
5 Office Conversions Making Waves in 2024
Adaptive reuse projects are transforming underutilized office space into mixed-use hubs of housing and commerce.
10 States Where Insurance Costs Impact Housing Affordability
Insurance companies are responding to the increasing frequency and intensity of severe weather events caused by climate change by raising home insurance premiums in high-risk states, adding another hurdle to housing affordability in the U.S.
Rewilding the Golf Course
How former golf courses are being transformed from manicured lawns to vibrant habitats.
Adaptive Reuse: The Missing Piece to the Housing Puzzle?
Millions of square feet sit vacant while millions of Americans struggle to find affordable housing. Can reimagining our empty skyscrapers be the key to unlocking both solutions?
‘Culinary Hubs’ Turn Homes Into Micro-Restaurants
Real estate developers around the country are converting old single-family homes into “culinary hubs,” reports The New York Times.
Tufts University Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
City of Grand Forks, North Dakota
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
City of Birmingham, Alabama
City of Laramie, Wyoming
Colorado Department of Local Affairs
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.