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How To Scan 50 Miles of Historical Documents Into an Online Archive

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Tracking the lightning quick development of modern cities is easy with Google Street View, but a big new project aims to provide context for the past 1,000 years of urban evolution in Venice, Italy. The Venice Time Machine will digitize...Show More Summary

Pictures of America in Crisis and Cure in the 1970s

By the late 1960s, the American landscape was ravaged by decades of unchecked land development, blighted by urban decay in the big cities, and plagued by seemingly unstoppable air, noise, and water pollution. In November 1971, the newly...Show More Summary

Ford Launches Seven Global Challenges to Address Urban Issues

Ford has launched a series of challenges under the Innovate Mobility umbrella that invites developers to find solutions for key challenges facing some of the large cities across the world. The problems are uniquely identified for each...Show More Summary

This 30-Year-Old Law Is Ruining San Francisco

On July 9, dozens of San Francisco protesters gathered to rally against Urban Green, a real estate developer threatening to evict a 98-year-old woman from her 40-year home in the Mission neighborhood. It sounds absurd, and Urban Green eventually announced it would not evict Mary Phillips. Show More Summary

Ford launches 7 Global Challenges to address urban issues

Ford has launched a series of challenges under the Innovate Mobility umbrella that invites developers to find solutions to communities across the world. The interesting aspect of these challenges is that it aims to address a key issue facing some of the large cities across the world. Show More Summary

Housing Starts Were Unexpectedly Lower in June

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that housing starts unexpectedly declined for theRead the Rest...

Crowdsourced Data Reveals Most Beautiful Urban Walking Routes

Using a mapping algorithm coupled with citizen reviews of sights and scenery, a team of researchers has developed a way to choose paths through cities based on...

Growing up on a livestock farm halves the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases

New research conducted at Aarhus University has revealed that people who have grown up on a farm with livestock are only half as likely as their urban counterparts to develop the most common inflammatory bowel diseases: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The study findings have recently been published in the European Journal of Epidemiology. read more

Julian Castro Confirmed to Lead HUD

The Senate voted 71 to 26 on Wednesday to confirm Julian Castro as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, catapulting the young Democratic mayor of San Antonio to the national stage and putting him in charge of...Show More Summary

Senate Confirms Shaun Donovan As New OMB Director

The United States Senate today confirmed Shaun Donovan to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget. In a 75-22 vote the Senate made the current Housing and Urban Development the new Budget Director after having confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro On Wednesday to replace Donovan at HUD. In his time [...]

Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood Congratulates New HUD Secretary Julian Castro

The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the prominent Latino Democrat. Shortly after the confirmation – abortion giant Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards called Castro her friend and tweeted this congratulations:           […]

Cruz Votes Against Castro, Cornyn Votes for Him

HOUSTON, Texas—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined 17 other Republicans in voting for the confirmation of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). U.S. Senator Ted Cruz joined 25 other Republicans in voting against the confirmation. Show More Summary

Julián Castro’s Three Challenges at HUD — The Short Answer – The Short Answer

Julián Castro, confirmed Wednesday as Housing and Urban Development secretary, is viewed as a rising star in the Democratic Party. But right now, he faces three big challenges.

DNC Chair Statement on Confirmation of Castro as Secretary of Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement today on the confirmation of Julian Castro as Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: “I would like to congratulate Julian Castro on his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Show More Summary

Human Rights: How a Thriller Feature Film and In-home Toilets Help the Urban Poor

Individuals, organizations, and governments around the world are developing creative ways to promote and uphold the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Initiatives from Nairobi, Jakarta, Dhaka, and Mumbai provide solutions to issues ranging from discrimination against refugees to lack of access to sanitation. Show More Summary

Senate confirms Julian Castro to head HUD

The Senate confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in a 71 to 26 vote Wednesday to serve as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, enhancing the profile of an already-rising star in the Democratic ranks. President Obama chose Castro, 39, to deliver the keynote address during the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and many pundits view him as a […]

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro confirmed to run HUD, FHA

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, confirmed by the Senate today as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, will have to balance the desires of Democrats and housing advocates to make sure FHA mortgages remain available to borrowers of modest means,...

Senate confirms Castro as HUD secretary

(CNN) - Mr. Castro is coming to Washington. The Senate on Wednesday easily confirmed San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The vote was 71-26 in favor of confirmation. Castro, 39, is seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, grabbing national exposure in September […]

Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet.

We need a better phrase than "Transit Oriented Development".

Gabe Klein predicts the future of urbanism, and traditional transit is just a small part of it. Let's call it POD: People Oriented Development.

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