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Wayne State Professor Receives $200,000 NSF Grant to Develop Data-Driven Health Informatics System to Address Urban Health Challenges

Wayne State University recently received notice of a nearly $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to address the many health challenges faced in urban communities due to the increasing complexity of urban life, declining urban services, and growing health and economic disparities. Show More Summary

Hercules Stands Ready To Veto DESIGNATED SURVIVOR!!

Hercules Stands Ready To Veto DESIGNATED SURVIVOR!! Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! A dopey new hourlong about an explosion that elevates a U.S. secretary of housing and urban development named Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland)...Show More Summary

HUD releases two new rules covering language proficiency, gender identity

The Department of Housing and Urban Development released two major updates this week regarding the treatment of buyers and renters who have limited English proficiency or are members of the transgender community...

Federal Government Guarantees Equal Access to Many Homeless Shelters for Transgender People

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final rule ensuring equal access to many federally funded homeless shelters based on gender identity. The rule requires that shelters admit, house, and serve all individuals in accordance with their gender identity, including transgender people. Show More Summary

New Housing Starts Were Weaker in August

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts were weaker in August, once again pulling back after passing the 1.2 million...

Workforce Development and Succession Planning to Prepare the Rural Transit Industry for the Future

As America’s transportation workforce continues to age, there is an increased need to invest in workforce development to combat the impending retirement tsunami. This is especially true within the small urban and rural transit industry. A literature review showed that 63 percent of U.S. transit workers are […]

Elefantenklo in Giessen, Germany

Considered a prime example of ill-conceived urban development, the Elefantenklo (German for "Elephant Toilet") is famous for being one of the ugliest structures built in post-war Germany. It has nevertheless stood for almost 50 years,...Show More Summary

City Councilman wants to bring more development to Olvera Street

He's asking the city to solicit development ideas for a parking lot Another parking lot near LA's iconic Olvera Street might give way to development. Urbanize LA reports that a motion filed by Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar,...Show More Summary

Big pixel initiative develops remote sensing analysis to help map global urbanization

Researchers are using unique tools to map urban areas around the globe, potentially revolutionizing large-scale analysis of urbanization, land use and city growth.

Nationals Park has become an urban development triumph. Who knew?

COLUMN | The makeover of Southeast Washington isn’t complete, but the ballpark has been a catalyst to revitalization

Federal Agency Issues Guidance Shielding Abuse Survivors From Eviction for Calling Police

Through its guidance, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development clarifies that a city ordinance is in violation of the Fair Housing Act if it has a discriminatory effect on people of a protected class who live in private or...Show More Summary

Complete Transportation Solutions for Passengers and Freight

Ansaldo STS supports its clients worldwide to create and develop more reliable and sustainable networks that ease urban mobility and solve the challenges of today's population and cities' rapid growth.

The Disappearing Cabinet: More than a Parlor Game

As a journalist for thirty years, I am embarrassed to admit this, but I can't name the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. No, nor the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Interior, Education, Energy, Transportation, Treasury, Labor, or the head of the EPA. Show More Summary

A Designer Reimagined Classic Music Scores as Colorful Data Visualizations

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Chicago-based web developer and artist Nicholas Rougeux designs mesmerizing data visualizations using such disparate subject matter as tangled freeway interchanges, Shakespeare sonnets, and urban weather patterns as fodder. His latest...Show More Summary

Syrian Architect Develops Plan For Rebuilding Country’s War-Ravaged Cities (In One Of Which She Is Trapped)

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Did Syria’s urban architecture help fuel the civil war that has shattered the country and claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people? This is the provocative theory proposed by Marwa al-Sabouni, a young architect from Homs who spent two years confined to her apartment with her husband and two children as the city’s […]

HUD to rethink veto of SF’s preference housing law

The Department of Housing and Urban Development said Friday it will reconsider its rejection of San Francisco’s neighborhood preference housing law, which local officials are pushing as a tool to help low-income residents stay in the city at a time of rising rents and rampant gentrification. Show More Summary

NBC Is Developing a ‘Sexy, Contemporary Take’ on Oliver Twist

NBC is developing a modern-day adaptation of [spins wheel]... Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist, turning the beloved novel into [spins wheel]... a gritty urban procedural with [spins wheel]... a female lead, THR reports. Called Twist, the series would be "a sexy, contemporary take" on the tale, turning the London orphan into "a struggling 20-something female," who ... More »

The Calamity Of The Century, & Then Yet Again, In St. Petersburg, Florida — Tropical Storm & Sewage Crisis

Unchecked development causes many urban crises with water problems. Troubles such as too much impervious infrastructure are overwhelmed when strong storms arrive. A recently reported crisis in St. Petersburg, Florida — “The Calamity of the Century” — examines one of the many water problems of this complex environmental conundrum in South Florida. Show More Summary

Fair housing group: Bank of America foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods are better maintained than those in black and Latino neighborhoods

The National Fair Housing Alliance is filing a discrimination complaint against the bank with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Inferring urban travel patterns from cellphone data

In making decisions about infrastructure development and resource allocation, city planners rely on models of how people move through their cities, on foot, in cars, and on public transportation. Those models are largely based on surveys...Show More Summary

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