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3p Weekend: These City Projects Are a Cyclist’s Dream

These innovative projects not only open up downtowns to bike and pedestrian travel, but also support urban and real-estate development around the world, says the Urban Land Institute.

Is This the Greatest Thing That's Ever Happened?

Some people worry that climate change is too hard to solve. Gridlocked politics, urbanization in the developing world, and the amount of pollution we need to cut all make the challenge feel too daunting. It is true that fixing this problem is an enormous undertaking. Show More Summary

A Warning The Obama Admin Just Issued, Is LOUD and Clear And Rush Limbaugh EXPOSES The TRUTH!

You may have heard the controversial new position taken by the Obama administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development which essentially threatens landlords that if they refuse to rent apartments

The challenges and opportunities ahead for large-scale urban developments

Hudson Yards is going to change New York City, said developer Jeff Blau, CEO at Related Companies, which is in charge of the massive project. "It's a brand-new city unto itself, right in the middle of Midtown," he explained to Brad Inman on stage at the inaugural Global Connect event. Show More Summary

World Health Day: Diabetes Soars in Developing Countries As Poor Undergo ‘Rapid Urbanization’

Diabetes has exploded in developing countries as poor workers go from hard labor to “sedentary lifestyles,” researchers say. Diabetes robs the world of 3.7 million lives each year, imposing an $827 billion burden. The condition has been...Show More Summary

HUD swoops in with $174M to allay affordable housing crisis

On April 4, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that $174 million will be made available through the National Housing Trust Fund. The fund will complement existing federal, state and local programs to provide low and very low-income households, including families who are homeless, with safe, affordable and sanitary housing...

The Road to the Top: How the City of Jaipur Finished in the Top 3 of the India Smart Cities Challenge

In June of 2015, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Smart Cities Challenge, a competition amongst Indian cities designed to accelerate and inspire more sustainable, citizen centric and effective urban development. TheShow More Summary

Federal funding at risk thanks to HB2

4 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The consequences of institutional bigotry are piling up: The ongoing reviews at the Education, Transportation, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services departments are not yet complete, and it is unclear how much federal money might be involved. Show More Summary

Feds Push Back Against Blanket Bans That Keep Ex-Offenders From Finding Housing

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Landlords and property owners who exclude people with criminal records from renting or buying may be violating the law, according to new guidance released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. While people with criminal records are not a protected class, the guidance released Monday from HUD's general counsel Helen R. Show More Summary

Fair Housing Act Prevents Discrimination Based On Criminal Records

The Fair Housing Act may prevent discrimination based on criminal records. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is currently exploring ways to help people with criminal records qualify for housing. According to reports, HUD is informing landlords that if they refuse to accept tenants based on their past criminal records, they will be in... Show More Summary

Competition / Forefront Fellowship / Urban Design Forum

Forefront is a new initiative led by the Urban Design Forum dedicated to cultivating emerging leaders in urban design, development and policy. Beginning in 2016, the Forum will invite 20 individuals under the age of 40 each year to become Forefront Fellows. Show More Summary

Competition / INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COLLABORATION FOR KENYA / UN-Habitat

UN-Habitat in collaboration with Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development: Urban Development Department, Kenya, is looking for creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya. Students from around the world are below invited to participate in a student design competition for Kenya’s towns. Register by: 02-01-2016 / Submit by: 04-11-2016

Let's Study What Works Best for Homeless Youth

As part of its laudable goal to end family, youth, and child homelessness by 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued national instructions in its funding announcements, prioritizing investments in rapid re-housing, putting homeless people in apartments first, and then working to address their need for social services. Show More Summary

Krugman On Development, Construction, Housing, and Cities

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Paul Krugman writing this morning in the NYT: [Living] in the city isn’t like living on the beach, because the shortage of urban dwellings is mainly artificial. Our big cities, even New York, could comfortably hold quite a few more families than they do. Show More Summary

Federal Housing Officials Warn Against Blanket Bans of Ex-Offenders

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

Julián Castro, the secretary of housing and urban development, said landlords cannot deny housing just because an applicant has a criminal history.

Denying Housing Over Criminal Record May Be Discrimination, Feds Say

last monthNews : The Two-Way

New guidance released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development warns landlords that they may be breaking the law by turning down tenants based on their criminal records.

HUD’s Proposed Rule Affecting RV Living And Tiny Houses Causes Uproar On Regulatory Docket

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a proposed rule on the docket that would modify a current exemption in the Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations. As the tiny house and RV living trend grows, more people are choosing to live in alternative types of homes with less space and less... Show More Summary

Shirlington is an urban village with small town charm

Dubbed an "urban village," Shirlington is known as a pedestrian-oriented suburb of Washington, D.C. Lying within Arlington County, the unincorporated village was originally developed in the 1940s with the idea of being walker friendly...

Watch 1960s Staten Island Locals React To "New Town" Plan On Bucolic Shore

After the Verrazano Bridge opened in 1964, Staten Island saw rapid development, and locals were fighting to preserve their home. Some of the area had been designated for urban renewal, and citizens saw this urban renewal plan as a political tool being used to control development and tell them what to do with their property. Show More Summary

Urban health: major opportunities for improving global health outcomes, despite persistent health inequities

The new report emphasizes the urgency of addressing health disparities and their determinants in cities as countries strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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