Photo via Patricia Chang As the drought grinds on and people get used to giving up on their lawns and practice their best stinkeye on neighbors who hose down their driveways, it has come to light that developer Lennar Urban...
Civil rights groups this week filed a housing discrimination complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development against Fannie Mae, arguing that the quasi-government agency that now owns more than 100,000 foreclosed homes across the country has been doing a much better job of caring for the ones located in white neighborhoods than minority ones. […]
Japanese mobile internet company DeNA and Tokyo-based autonomous vehicle technology development firm ZMP Inc. have teamed up to form Robot Taxi, a joint venture company charged with laying the groundwork for driverless urban transportation.
BANGKOK -- Transportation infrastructure has always shaped the evolution and economic position of cities. First, our major cities largely grew around seaports. Next, urban development took place along rivers that formed the backbones of the industrial revolutions in Europe and the United States. Show More Summary
Seoul is no stranger to the adaptive reuse of transit corridors: ten years ago, the city famously tore down a 14-lane freeway to develop Cheonggyecheon River Park, a 11-kilometer-long urban recreational space that snakes through Seoul’s downtown; the
The Housing Authority of Hazleton, Pennsylvania will pay $18,000 in fines and fees for discrimination against Hispanic households, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Make a nice smartwatch. But don't make it too nice." That's sort of the working line you figure was floating around during development of the LG Watch Urbane. Like the LG G Watch R before it, this model can actually pass as a traditional timepiece, at least from a distance. Show More Summary
Hey isn’t that … actress-activist-philanthropist Eva Longoria jetting into D.C. for an action-packed 48-hours earlier this week? Monday evening, Longoria and other notables like Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, attended the Latino Victory Foundation’s inaugural “Latino Talks” at the Hamilton. Show More Summary
After promoting women’s group in West Bengal as a route to development a West Bengali asked Lant Pritchett: You all are from countries that are much richer and doing much better than our country so your country’s women’s self-help groups must also be much better, tell us how women’s self-help groups work in your country. […]
“Artists have long been a useful tool for developers; since the 80s the conventional way of ‘waking up’ destitute urban areas has been to rent out cheap studio space to art students and watch the creativity and the café culture follow, before the loft apartments are sold on to the bonus-rich with authentic artisanal grit […]
The International Renewable Energy Agency has just released an exciting tool for renewable energy entrepreneurs, urban planners, and researchers: Project Navigator. It should greatly increase the number of successful renewable powerShow More Summary
The city council of Dublin rejected a large mixed-use development proposal last week over concerns about overcrowded schools, traffic, and too much new housing. The Dublin Green project from developer Lennar Commercial would have created 372 new units, high-end retail,...
Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's blog. See the original post here. Earlier this week, I traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to speak at the fourth regional forum as part of this year’s White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA). Show More Summary
Printednest is an international group of designers of architects that is developing a 3D-printed bird feeder for urban environments. The bird feeder, currently in its fourth beta, has a perforated egg-shaped form and an antler-like perch on the front. It is designed to mount to a flat surface, particularly windows–an opening in the back offers […]
An 18-wheel tractor trailer with a fire-engine red cabin was stacked high with lumber as it rolled slowly through the streets of Moorefield Green, a new development in Ashburn, Va., midway between Leesburg and Reston. Read full article >>
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday said that it would make a number of changes to its program of selling delinquent mortgages to investors and nonprofits, putting in protections to attempt to prevent foreclosures and help nonprofits buy more of their loans.
1 World Trade Center’s elevator to the building’s observatory level offers a time-lapse display of New York’s urban development history that plays within the elevator as it ascends toward the observatory reports The New York Times. The video is presented...
New Jersey homeless veterans will be receiving $895,821 in federal grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program, US Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker said in a press release on Monday.
In 2012, Metro sponsored a study of parking ratios for multi-family developments in urban King County. By counting vehicles parked overnight, the Right-Size Parking study created a model of current parking needs and demonstrated that parking is 40% oversupplied. Show More Summary