The Miami-based architect said that "optimization" was driving up the cost of development to absurd levels.
In the real estate downturn since 2007, houses outside state's Priority Funding Areas declined in value faster than those inside the boundaries.
Passionate folks from the private, non-profit, and government sectors gathered at the New Partners for Smart Growth conference to work their way clear of the debris of denial.
Bing once pledged to be a one-term mayor, but now says, "It's going to take more than one term to turn this around."
Egypt is the only large country to have become less urban in the past 30 years. That fact sheds light on the stagnation of the Mubarak era.
Census figures show the Windy City's population declined by 6.9 percent between 2000 and 2010, reversing its gains from the 1990s.
In Seattle, Atlanta, and a 20-city average. Source: The New York Times.
Seattle area home prices have dropped 31 percent since mid-2007. But in some regions, housing is stronger than The New York Times suggests.
Demand for housing in accessible close-in suburbs will outstrip supply in the next few years, predicts Patrick L. Phillips.
Humans are optimistic by nature — but unfounded optimism can prove disastrous when it keeps us from doing the difficult things that need to be done.
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