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Big Data Solutions Inside, Future Urban Sustainability Outside

Application of big data analytics is showing exceptional results for enterprises by allowing them to uncover new insights to develop new services, increase competitiveness, and optimize their operational efficiency. Turning an eye outside of the enterprise though, there are number of mounting problems that exist today in large urban areas that will continue to grow […]

Albert Melvin Miller, longtime civic leader and activist, dies at 83

Albert Melvin Miller, a lawyer with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and an Alexandria, Va., civic leader and activist who worked on education and affordable-housing issues, died May 10 at a hospital in Alexandria. He was 83. Read full article >>

If You Are a Magical Forest Creature, Consider Buying This Minneapolis Home

We don't have to you that it's not easy to be an elf, hobbit, nymph, or dryad in today's real estate market. With so many magical forests being bulldozed for urban development, the fantasy woodland creatures have been pushed...

House panel uses war funds to skirt budget limits

The bill advances toward a floor debate later this month, even as measures funding the departments of Commerce, Justice, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development are moving ahead this week — headlong into twin administration veto threats issued on Tuesday.

United Arrows Create Minimalist Nordic Furniture Collection for PROUD

For those that like their furniture well-travelled, we take a look at a little Scandinavian minimalism via Japan with this latest collection from retail heavyweight United Arrows. Joining with urban property developers PROUD, UA develop a… The post United Arrows Create Minimalist Nordic Furniture Collection for PROUD appeared first on Selectism.


I don’t know anything about Julian Castro, except that he’s secretary of housing and urban development, and said to be Hillary Clinton’s favorite for a 2016 running mate. Frankly, I don’t think I’ve paid attention to a HUD secretaryShow More Summary

An Urban Pyramid Arises on West 57th Street in New York City

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An urban pyramid called W57 is slowly arising next to the Hudson River on the corner of West 57th Street and West Side Highway in New York City. The brainchild of developer Douglas Durst of Durst Fetner is currently being brought to life by the Danish architects of BIG. According to a 2011 article in […]

Urban Cowboy’ Drama Series In Development At Fox

The new broadcast development season is picking up where the old one left off. After movie remakes made a very strong showing last pilot season, with five pilot and four series pickups —  Fox's Minority Report, CBS' Rush Hour and Limitless and ABC's Uncle Buck — one of the first projects put in development for next season is another movie reboot. Show More Summary

Study: Device users more responsive to Android app notifications than iOS

Mobile development services firm Urban Airship on Thursday released a study that found Android users are on average more than two times more responsive to push notifications than iOS device users.

The Windsor Consultation & Sustainable Tourism

This month I had the privilege of serving as one of the co-chairs for the Windsor Castle Consultation "Imagine the Possible: Innovation for Urban Development, Sustainable Tourism, and Culture. The Consultation was coordinated by Dr. Diane Davis of the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC). Show More Summary

NBC Touts Possible Hillary Running Mate Dismissing E-Mail Scandal as ‘Side Show’

In a story for Tuesday’s NBC Today devoid of any Hillary Clinton critics, correspondent Andrea Mitchell highlighted “one Democratic ally,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, “considered a potential running mate by some should Clinton win the nomination,” dismissing the e-mail scandal still swirling around the former Secretary of State as a “side show.”

Mapping Singapore’s urban heat island phenomenon

Researchers in Singapore are developing a microclimatic modelling tool to prevent further deterioration of the country’s urban heat island phenomenon.

Ohio State Football Recruiting Offers of the Week

The Ohio State Buckeyes' blitz on elite 2017 and 2018 football prospects continued as head coach Urban Meyer sent out seven new offers to underclassmen last week. That's a trend that's been developing over the last month. With most of...Show More Summary

Friday assorted links

1. Appropriating Instagram. 2. Kevin Warsh on optimal committee design for the FOMC. 3. Economics of the craft beer industry. 4. How urban barbecue technologies are developing. 5. Which is a denser city: Los Angeles or Beijing?  By the way, more than half of Beijing’s residents live far from the city center, beyond the fifth […]

Is pricey Shaw a model for retaining affordability amid regentrification?

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro took a rainy walking tour through the Shaw neighborhood Thursday to highlight the success of public investments in affordable housing and commercial development.Read full article >>

Development Watch: New Condos Break Ground on Opposite Sides of Potrero

Rendering of Rowan, which breaks ground today Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held this afternoon for two big new condo projects on the south side of the city from developer Trumark Urban. You may recall both of these projects, which sit...

The 10 Best Community Gardens In NYC

Green space is a precious in this urban jungle, where every pocket park and hidden garden offers a temporary respite from the scenic trash heaps and condo development sites dotting the town. Community gardens take that tiny dedication...Show More Summary

A Fascinating Minimum-Wage Experiment Is About to Unfold

This week’s decision by the Los Angeles City Council to raise the local minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour by 2020 is part of an intriguing development in urban politics and social policy. Reacting to grassroots campaigns carried...Show More Summary

Potential Hillary Clinton VP pick: 'I'm not holding my breath'

After being floated as a vice-presidential pick in recent days, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro says he isn't planning on quitting his day job. The Texan is often described as a leading contender to be former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's VP pick, should she secure the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Show More Summary

Secular Trends in New Residential Building Permits and Housing Starts

Yesterday we reported separately on the latest residential building permits and housing starts in the government's report for April data, courtesy of the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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