City Observatory: "Over the past three weeks, we’ve introduced the “sprawl tax”—showing how much more Americans pay in time and money because of sprawling urban development patterns. We’ve also shown how much higher the sprawl tax is...Show More Summary
SILICON VALLEY—Sidewalk Labs, Google’s secretive urban development division, plans to revitalize public transportation with subsidized ride-sharing and more efficient public parking. Columbus, Ohio, will be the company’s first test site for its new urban technologies, according to The Guardian. Show More Summary
The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), working in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is hosting Canada's inaugural research, development and demonstration (RD&D) Forum
“Judge Dredd” fans went in a frenzy last week when Karl Urban, who starred in the 2013 adaptation, Dredd, told the Denver Comic Con crowd that a sequel was “…in development.“ The film’s executive producer, Adi Shankar, quickly refuted reports, stating that the report was “not true at all,” while Urban clarified his comments on […]
The Los Angeles Board of Public Works moved Friday to punish a developer that illegally cut down three trees in Brentwood, saying the move would send a message to property owners about flouting the city's urban forestry rules. The panel, made up of appointees of Mayor Eric Garcetti, voted unanimously...
Trump ally and Republican strategist Roger Stone insinuated that Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro was related to Fidel and Raul Castro.
According to a very recent piece in the Washington Post, Hillary Clinton — although “still studying a longer list” — is vetting three potential vice presidential candidates. The three are: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia. In what now seems an eternity [...]Show More Summary
As the precursor to Tokyo, Edo was also the world's largest city three centuries ago. When facing ecological collapse, Edo developed a culture and practices that supported sustainable living — lessons that could guide urban development in decades to come.
Community options are limited for individuals seeking a place to live using housing vouchers, but the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hopes to make the process easier...
Star Karl Urban has some encouraging words for fans who want a Dredd sequel, but is it actually happening?
Designed to help citizens of Wroclaw, Poland, reclaim neglected parts of their city this site-specific “microinstallation” provides comfortable urban furniture for an otherwise hard-to-occupy staircase. Developed by No Studio for DoFA...Show More Summary
Originally published on Bikocity. We may be starting to see a significant shift in the way that metro areas in large US cities are planned and developed, as a recent report found that walkable urban places (WalkUPs) have been gaining...Show More Summary
Russia will establish research and development center to design and test vehicles for the urban environment.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed new rules this week that would allow tens of thousands of families to use federal housing assistance to rent more expensive apartments in nicer neighborhoods. It has the potential...Show More Summary
There’s a new event space opening up this month in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. Despite its 16,000 square foot lot, Spark Social SF is a gathering spot designed to feel cozy and intimate. Developed by the SoMa StrEat Food Park team, inspiration for the project came naturally in response to the neighborhood’s limited dining options. Show More Summary
The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts fell 0.3 percent, down from an annualized 1,167,000 in April to 1,164,000 in...
You are not worthy!!! That pretty much sums up the brutal assessment of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro by Dylan Matthews of Vox. He was listing the pros and cons of various possible running mates for Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary
VEEP STAKES. Hillary Clinton’s short list leaks and it includes Elizabeth Warren: “Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro; Se… Read The post Hillary’s Short List, ‘Hamilton’, Hozier, Mars, iPhone 7, Seth Meyers: NEWS appeared first on Towleroad.
IranAir has reportedly agreed to buy 100 Boeing airliners. Iranian Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi told the country's Mehr News Agency that the details of the deal will be announced in the coming days, a ccordingShow More Summary
Which cities are moving fastest to create "walkable urbanism" (and all the benefits to health, wealth, and lifestyle that come with it)? For most of the 20th century, U.S. cities grew largely by expanding outwards. They developed on the edge of town and encouraged people to move around by car. Show More Summary