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U.S. Proposes A Ban On Smoking In Public Housing

last weekNews : The Two-Way

"This proposed rule will help improve the health of more than 760,000 children and help public housing agencies save $153 million," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro says.

HUD Seeks To Ban Smoking In Public Housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smoking could soon be banned in the nation's public housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule Thursday to require the more than 3,100 public housing agencies across the country to make their properties smoke-free. Show More Summary

Republican Ted Cruz vows to abolish four Cabinet agencies

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican White House contender Ted Cruz pledged on Tuesday that if he wins the presidency, he would eliminate four Cabinet agencies, including the departments of Education, Energy, Commerce, and Housing and Urban Development. Cruz, who rolled out the plan in an opinion piece in the National...

Review: Netatmo Rain Gauge

2 weeks agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

We had pretty strong conflicting feelings when we first looked at Netatmo's Urban Weather Station three years ago — on the one hand, the French developer has created an aesthetically impressive, intuitive, and easy-to-use weather monitoring...Show More Summary

Gi FlyBike: First E-Bike To Fold In One Second

Gi FlyBike has just been developed by a team of inventors in New York City, NY. It’s an electric, smart, maintenance-free, folding bicycle with.26” wheels. The invention scripts a new chapter in urban commuting, especially in big cities. So, when are you getting one?

Chicago-based developer jumps on micro-living train by remodeling old buildings

Call it the urban, apartment-dwelling version of the tiny house trend: Little spaces for living in Chicago are making it big. Big players in this arena are developers like Jay Michael and Alex Samoylovich, co-founders and partners of CEDARst....

Wake-up Sauce: Notes on Developing Culture from All Over

Little Boxes Thinking about the coming re-opening in May 2016 of SFMOMA with its radically expanded building, there are so many questions about what will ensue. What re-orienting urban gravitation will a massive, more than $300 million, newly active, semi-public structure in downtown San Francisco generate? And not only how many visitor dollars will it... More

HUD boss marks federal agency's 50th anniversary in Atlanta

The county's top housing official visited Atlanta on Wednesday as part of a campaign marking the 50th anniversary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He described a present and future for American housing that will sound...Show More Summary

Take a Look at the Brand New Public Art at the SF Shipyard

Art has long been a part of the community rising out at the San Francisco Shipyard. When developer Lennar Urban took over the land, part of it was occupied by the Hunters Point Shipyard Artists, the nation's largest artist colony......

A Day With Julián Castro: Cabinet Secretary, Legal-Pad Enthusiast, Rising Democrat

For the latest edition of “Life in Pictures,” photographer Mark Peterson followed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro in Washington, D.C. on October 1 – while the 41-year-old former San Antonio mayor celebrated the government not shutting down. Ahead, Castro talks gentrification at the Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum,... More »

Singapore’s Marina One green-infused residential building will feature lush cloud forests

The proposed development got a green infusion thanks to Gustafon Porter’s plans, which were just revealed to the Singapore planning council. If constructed, the lush atrium would become the largest green urban sanctuary in the quickly developing central business district of Singapore. Show More Summary

Urban Development: The Real Innovation Catalyst

Can we dare to mix urbanism, real estate, and startup innovation in a conversation around the future of cities? Here are four ideas that could accelerate the development of most emerging regions: 1. Adapting to the global economic shift Most...Show More Summary

Former AIG headquarters tower 70 Pine to become a food mecca

The former AIG headquarters tower in lower Manhattan is becoming a destination for foodies. The developers who are converting the 66-story Art Deco property into a luxury rental have signed on Urban... To view the full story, click the title link.

Youth Engagement Necessary to Achieve Sustainable Urban Development

Members of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth at The New School in NYC. A peculiar mix of people sat in an overcrowded lecture room at The New School this past weekend to participate in an Urban Lab, hosted by the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth, that was part of the NYC Urban Thinkers Campus. Show More Summary

Living in Chicago

Chicago is as vast and expansive as it is diverse, and with it's second shot at urban development it's an incredibly livable major metro....

How big data and The Sims are helping us to build the cities of the future

By 2050, the United Nations predicts that around 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. It is expected that the greatest expansion will take place in developing regions such as Africa and Asia. Cities inShow More Summary

Lightweight composite Floatility electric scooter eats up that last mile

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Aiming to keep urban commuters light off their feet, Hamburg/Singapore-based Floatility is developing an electric scooter made from a series of light, sturdy composites supplied by the material masters at BASF. The startup aims to offer...Show More Summary

HUD prioritizing help for millennials with condo, credit, affordability initiatives

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Julián Castro, said last night at a panel event that his team is working on easing the way for more first homebuyers to buy condominiums. Buying a condo is currently quite an onerous...Show More Summary

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Calls on Houston Voters to Protect HERO

Julian Castro, a Texas native and the former San Antonio mayor, joins the chorus calling on Houston voters to support the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) by voting "Yes" on Proposition 1 at the ballot next week.

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