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LG’s New Smartwatch Will Support LTE But Won’t Run Android Wear

14 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

LG is developing its own software for smartwatches after the company announced that one version of its upcoming LG Watch Urbane will run on its own “proprietary” platform. Read More

The People Want Tiny Houses. Zoning Boards, Not So Much.

3 days agoNews : Reason

Tiny houses are fast becoming a national craze as housing costs in cities continue to rise and young urbanites scramble for a place o live on the cheap. Urban developer Eve Picker has cast her eye towards Pittsburgh as a home for the next, great tiny house villa, and so far, the zoning board has been less than welcoming. Show More Summary

London, L.A., Beijing, Delhi, Nairobi… Is Smog an Inevitable Urban Growing Pain?

Does the urban climb from developing to developed economies have to be smoggy? So far, yes.

Housing Data Reveals: Millennials Flock to Markets With High Density & Walkability

A great case can be made for targeting markets that are designed with higher density in mind — and not just urban cores in major cities. High-density development is becoming popular in more smaller cities and suburbs and offers a great opportunity for investors in the coming years, especially as younger people move out of [...]Show More Summary

Does a Creative Firm Get a Boost From Being in a City?

Urban areas are thought to be the most hospitable places for designers, writers, software developers, and artists—but that advantage might be imagined.

HUD paid $37 million a month in subsidies to ineligible households

The Department of Housing and Urban Development granted subsidies for tens of thousands of public-housing tenants who were not eligible for the assistance, according to federal auditors. A recent review by the HUD inspector general’s office found that the department paid an estimated $37 million per month to residents who failed to comply with federal guidelines […]

Housing Starts and Permits Pulled Back a Little in January

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that residential construction activity pulled back aRead the Rest...

TX: Route Options Narrow for Dallas-Houston Rail

Options are narrowing for how a proposed Dallas-Houston rail link will snake through urban parts of Harris County, as project sponsors seek to avoid developed neighborhoods where significant opposition has surfaced. Texas Central High-Speed...Show More Summary

Dickson shops a major disappointment

The proposal for the new Dickson supermarket site is the latest disappointment for residents in the way the ACT Government delivers on urban development within Canberra’s established suburbs. In earlier discussions about Dickson, the consensus was that despite the centre having a special ambience, some visionary developments and upgrades were necessary to respond to the growing [...]

TX: HSR Firm Examining I-10 Route

Feb. 17--Options are narrowing for how a proposed high-speed rail link between Dallas and Houston will snake through urban parts of Harris County, with backers of the project stressing they are trying to avoid developed neighborhoods...Show More Summary

Master-Planned: What Makes Austin's Urban Village a 'Masterwork' of Planning

Mueller model via Sherlock Homes Austin When the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport closed 16 years ago, leaving open 700 acres of real estate close to the Austin city center, developers saw the perfect for a planned community. In 2007,...

Feds Partner With Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund On LGBT Homelessness

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from the True Colors Fund: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the True Colors Fund are excited to announce the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention...Show More Summary

This GIF shows what would happen to London if the sea level rose by 80 metres

A visual artist and urban planner has designed a GIF to show what would happen to London if the sea level rose about 80 metres from the current level. Jeffrey Linn, who worked at Microsoft as a geographic data developer before opening...Show More Summary

Flat-tailed horned lizard wins 1-year reprieve from urban encroachment

A squat lizard with dragon-like head spines won a temporary reprieve from encroachment by urban development and alternative energy facilities on Thursday when California’s Fish and Game Commission declared it a candidate for protection under the state Endangered Species Act.

Urban Yoga Project Takes Zen to the Streets

Photo book blends architecture and yoga to challenge how urban space development

Urban Transportation Development Good For Business, Communities, & People

Originally published on EcoLocalizer. Here are some interesting statistics about how urban dwellers get around today. Americans rode public transportation 10.7 billion times in 2013—the highest number since 1956. Bike commuting is up...Show More Summary

The Only Thing That Will Fix a Housing Shortage Is More Housing

A shortage of affordable housing has been a huge problem for urban areas, and a recent pair of charts from Trulia’s chief economist really highlights a big issue with housing development in the US. For the past few years, housing development...Show More Summary

Flourishing urban garden sprouts in San Francisco churchyard

Even though urban gardens offer many benefits, competition for space in cities is intense. Enterprising San Francisco neighborhood activist Amy Farah Weiss, who heads up community organization Neighbors Developing Divisadero (NDDIVIS), saw the abandoned side

Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Parks in China are used extensively by residents throughout the day to practice tai chi, dance, meet friends, relax or eat. Bailanjing Park along the river is a new development to increase the urban green space and includes a number of interactive art installations

Urban Development Spurs Growth in Emerging Economy Cities

More than 1,000 cities, towns and metropolises are participating in Urban-LEDS initiatives with a goal of realizing sustainable, low-emissions urban development. All eight Urban-LEDS "model cities," as well as several satellites, have completed or are in the final stages of key greenhouse gas emissions inventories.

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