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Just 14 words at Trump's Arizona rally may have caused Ben Carson to violate an ethics law

Just 14 words may have caused Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to violate an ethics law at President Donald Trump's Tuesday-night rally in Phoenix. As Carson was set to take the stage at the rally, an announcer introduced him with, "the secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Show More Summary

High-resolution modeling assesses impact of cities on river ecosystems

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) New mapping methods developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can help urban planners minimize the environmental impacts of cities' water and energy demands on surrounding stream ecologies.

Malcolm Snow leaves NCA to head City Renewal Authority

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The new head of the City Renewal Authority wants to see more Canberrans have their say on planning and development issues and not have them left to a vocal minority. Award-winning urban thinker and planner Malcolm Snow, who will leave his position as Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority to join the CRA on […]

Carson Broke the Law at Trump Rally

Washington Post: “Right before Ben Carson took the stage at President Trump’s rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, the announcer introduced him. ‘The secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson,’ the voice intoned, prompting [...]

Remember That Time We Were Worried About Ben Carson Being HUD Secretary? We Were Right.

This story originally appeared on ProPublica and was published in partnership with New York magazine. In mid-May, Steve Preston, who served as the secretary of housing and urban development in the final two years of the George W. Bush administration, organized a dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C., for the new chief of that department, Ben […]

Who's in control at HUD?

Dr. Ben Carson's reported ambivalence as Housing and Urban Development nominee has carried over to his tenure as secretary, leaving many unsure who's steering the ship. A joint investigation by... To view the full story, click the title link.

Why Ben Carson’s HUD isn’t equipped to address the country’s housing crisis

The federal housing agency simply isn’t functioning Ben Carson’s appointment to run the country’s Department of Housing and Urban Development was met with widespread befuddlement due to his lack of experience and puzzling policy statements. But...Show More Summary

No violations found in case of Navajo Housing Authority

Federal housing officials have found no legal or regulatory violations following an inquiry into the nation's largest Native American public housing authority. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development … Click to Continue...

Is anybody home at HUD?

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

This story was co-published with New York magazine. In mid-May, Steve Preston, who served as the secretary of housing and urban development in the final two years of the George W. Bush administration, organized a dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C., for the new chief of that...

Richard Florida's Creative Class Problem

After fifteen years of development plans tailored to the creative classes, Florida surveys an urban landscape in ruins. The story of London is the story of Austin, the Bay Area, Chicago, New York, Toronto, and Sydney. When the rich, the young, and the (mostly) white rediscovered the city, they created rampant property speculation, soaring home […]

Urban butterflies under threat of extinction

According to an EPFL study, butterflies living in urban areas face the threat of consanguinity and potential extinction. The research drew on the fields of genetics and urban development to quantify the trend across an entire city.

Richmond mayor wants to scrap city’s public housing authority

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt unveiled a proposal Friday that would dissolve the city’s Housing Authority, saying that diminishing funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development make the agency’s continued operations untenable. Butt...Show More Summary

Ben Carson was targeted by vandals over Trump support

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Dr. Ben Carson has spoken out about his neighbors displaying Confederate flags and his home being targeted by vandals in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The secretary of Housing and Urban Development wrote a Facebook post in response to the weekend’s events in which clashes...

Decoupling without Disconnection

We live in an increasingly urbanized world. More than half of the people on the planet live in cities. By 2050, it is predicted that 64 percent of the developing world and 86 percent of the developed world will be urbanized. 1 Cities...Show More Summary

Who You Gonna Call If You're a White Racist Who Needs a Negro To Say You're Not a White Racist? Ben Carson

Carson will never let his master down. by Charles Mudede Drew Angerer/Getty Images Ben Carson, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary who knows nothing about housing and urban development, clearly got a call from his master in the...Show More Summary

Mosses used to evaluate atmospheric conditions in urban areas

(Hokkaido University) Researchers have developed a method to evaluate atmospheric conditions using mosses (bryophytes) in urban areas, a development that could facilitate broader evaluations of atmospheric environments.

Government warns SF: You’re not building enough housing

Lack of new construction is pushing more renters into “worst case” circumstances, says report to Congress The federal Department of Urban Housing and Development (HUD) just submitted its report to Congress on what it calls “worst case...Show More Summary

Demolishing Beijing's 'disorderly' development

Beijing's municipal government launched a campaign this year to eradicate what it called an "urban disease" of illegal construction and unsafe buildings in the city of nearly 22 million people.

Irish Politician Claims Fairies Are Responsible for Potholes

Reverence and respect for the little critters of nature runs deep in some socieities, often leading urban planners and governmental development agencies to revise construction projects to avoid impacting the natural world. Sometimes, such respect can extend to the realms of the supernatural. Show More Summary

Electric Truck Company Chanje Has A Plan To Clean Up Urban Freight

The company’s new electric delivery vans should hit city streets this fall. While Tesla develops an electric semi-truck–which may be in production by 2019 or 2020–a startup has designed another type of electric delivery truck for city use, and it’s ready now. Show More Summary

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