A $600,000 grant will take aim at a new target: the rising tide of bureaucracy that prevents young builders and entrepreneurs from starting up business enterprises and building to energize cities.
For a number of very good reasons, there aren't enough walkable urban places to meet demand. Part 3 of a series on housing affordability.
We know city living is in demand, but the fact that cities still reduce cost of living relative to drive-only suburbs needs to be more widely recognized.
Detroit may not the richest US city, but it's a place where millennials can build wealth, reports urban planner Andres Duany.
An article discusses a topic that is seldom mentioned, how the lives of existing residents are improved by "gentrification."
Word on the street is that high-income people are destroying bohemian neighborhoods. Part 2 of a series on housing affordability.
An impressive new web-based calculator of housing and transportation costs puts another nail in the coffin of the "drive-'til-you-qualify" mentality of house shopping.
A couple of recent stories on Better! Cities & Towns point to an ongoing problem: New Urbanism, smart growth, and related trends need to work on their appeal to working class and minority groups.
Certainly, HOPE VI resulted in substantial displacement. The evidence is strong that conditions have improved in the rebuilt public housing projects and surrounding neighborhoods for the long-term.
Rhode Island’s classic Arcade is to be reactivated with tiny housing units that are becoming popular in cities around the US.
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