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Opinion: Mortgage policies are punishing urban development

The planned community model has served as the basis of suburban development for decades. So when did suburban experience begin? Census data tells much of the story...

Mumbai's Smart Slum

Urban is the new norm, and as many cities expand in the developing world, so do their slums. Nowhere is this more apparent than Dharavi, the largest and most renowned informal settlement in Mumbai. Home to up to 1 million people according to some estimates, it’s widely considered the densest urban habitat on the planet. Show More Summary

HUD moves to protect older LGBT people, Obama pushes auto IRA plans

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday issued new guidance on rules to ensure that gay people are protected from discrimination in federally subsidized housing, particularly in programs designed for older Americans. Read full article >>

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces Guidance Implementing Equal Access Rule

The guidance issued today specifically addresses the impact of this rule on multifamily housing including supportive housing for the elderly.

Feds Beef Up LGBT Senior Protections

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via White House press release: As part of the White House Conference on Aging today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance to better serve and help avoid discrimination to LGBT Americans seeking HUD-assisted or HUD-insured housing. Show More Summary

Obama's Endgame

A proposed rule from the Department of Housing and Urban Development puts Obama's "fundamental transformation" of America on the fast track.

HUD secretary sees opportunity to change Washington name

With South Carolina removing the Confederate flag from its capitol grounds, the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development sees an opportunity to parlay that development into another change: The name of the Washington NFL franchise. “I very much agree that the name is offensive,” Julián Castro said, via “There’s a feeling in our…

Obama Administration Takes on Racial Housing Segregation

New requirements announced by the Department of Housing and Urban Development seek to crack the problem of entrenched racial segregation in housing. Image: Shutterstock The post Obama Administration Takes on Racial Housing Segregation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Rising temperatures due to climate change are latest threat to bumblebees

Bumblebees already have to contend with lethal infections, deadly pesticides and habitat loss due to agriculture and urban development. A new study shows they have another cause for worry: climate change.

HUD Publishes Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

Yesterday the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new rule to aid jurisdictions in their efforts to fulfill their obligations under the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

Marina City an innovative development right from the start

Here are some things I bet you don't know about Marina City, the great Chicago urban complex that's on the way to becoming an official city landmark.

'Urban Cowboy' Remake Ordered to Pilot at Fox

The news comes a month after the network announced it was developing a new take on the John Travolta feature. read more

The Most Racist Urban Area in America?

Yesterday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved a new fair housing rule called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. This follows the Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing HUD to use disparate impact as aShow More Summary

Obama Administration to Announce Plan Targeting Racial Segregation in US

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced a plan to create racially integrated neighborhoods across the United States, local media reported.

US Government Must Leave Zoning Decisions to Local Authorities

The US advocacy group criticized Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) new plan of zoning in country's neighborhoods, pointing out that zoning should be privilege of local authorities.

Malnutrition Rates Are Up Worldwide. Here's Why.

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Seventy percent of the world's population is expected to live in a city by 2050, according to a University Of Minnesota study. But with urbanization comes the spread of the Western diet -- and that's not a good thing.   Developing countries have generally relied on vegetables, fruits and legumes as their main food sources. Show More Summary

HUD report shows housing market recovery slowdown

Although many economists, mortgage data analytics providers and the government-sponsored enterprises are reporting an active, healthy housing market, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a different narrative to describe the first quarter of the year...

Providing Housing Vouchers Is The Most Effective Way To End Homelessness: HUD

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most reliable method in the fight to end homelessness is housing vouchers, a Department of Housing and Urban Development report released Tuesday found. The study examined homeless families in emergency shelters in 12 U.S. Show More Summary

Climate action by cities could help us avoid the worst of climate change

New report from all-star commission says smart urban development is key to hitting emissions targets.

Long Beach Museum of Art opens new exhibition 'Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape'

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Long Beach Museum of Art opened its latest exhibition on June 26, 2015 entitled Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape. The exhibition focuses on current developments in the growing field of urban contemporary art.Show More Summary

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