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Julián Castro Helps Wall Street Criminals Dodge Accountability

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase appeared to score a significant victory Tuesday after the Department of Housing and Urban Development suggested it won't punish lenders for major crimes committed by their corporate parents. The announcement...Show More Summary

Large parks key to city success, research shows

Cities should feature compact development alongside large, contiguous green spaces to maximize benefits of urban ecosystems to humans, research has concluded.

MI: World Offers Detroit Examples of Good Urban Transit

Aug. 30--One of the most oft-quoted presences in the Detroit development scene in recent years has been neither a developer nor a politician but an academic: Robin Boyle, the long-time chair of urban planning at Wayne State University. Quo

Romer on Urban Growth

Here’s one bit from an excellent interview of Paul Romer on urban development: Q. How are economics and planning and development of cities related each other? Urban Expansion is an exception to the usual rule that an economy does not need a plan. Creating new built urban area requires a plan for the public space that will […]

How a Human-Centered Soundscape Is Making London a Smarter City

This post was originally published on The Toolbox, a tech for good marketplace and initiative of Humise, Inc. At its finest, urban development is human-centered -- of the people and for the people. In London, a vast playground of nearly...Show More Summary

How A Human-Centered Soundscape Is Making London A Smarter City

At its finest, urban development is human-centered--of the people and for the people. In London, a vast playground of nearly nine million residents, this approach is vital for cultivating smarter, more connected communities, as well as promoting the health and well-being of citizens. Show More Summary

Govt. Announces List of 98 Smart Cities; Bengaluru Surprisingly Ignored; UP,TN Get Maximum Selections

Urban Development Ministry has finally released the list of 98 smart cities, which will kick off the next wave of planned urbanization in India. As we had shared in June, Rs 48,000 crore has been allocated by the Govt. to build 100 smart cities, over a period of 5 years. Show More Summary

The face of the administration’s Katrina recovery push: Shaun Donovan

If there is a single member of the Cabinet who is the face of the administration’s Katrina recovery effort, it is Shaun Donovan. Until last year he served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, which put him squarely in the center of the federal push to rebuild housing in New Orleans and elsewhere on […]

Photographer Visits China's Abandoned Amusement Parks

5 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

China's economic boom created an urban development boom, and all kinds of structures started popping up across the country as hope for the urbanized future loomed. This development boom proved to be somewhat illusory, so many of these half-built structures have been left to rot by their owners, sad reminders of development dreams past. Show More Summary

Fun With Urban Planning : Planning Has Some Problems With the 584-Unit Complex Proposed for Civic Center Hotel Site

Back in May, development firm Strada Investment Group teamed up with nonprofit Community Housing Partnership to propose a massive 584-unit development on what is now the site of the dilapidated Civic Center Hotel. The complex would include 107 supportive housing...

?High-Tech Vegetable Factories: The Future of Urban Farming

The United Nations predicts that by 2050, the world’s population will reach 9.6 billion people. To keep up with this, urban farms are developing unique methods of producing more food at a faster pace, and in smaller areas. In the past,...Show More Summary

?Inside the Brain of a Smart City

Today’s smartest cities are learning to see urban environments as massively complex ecosystems. To see how they work, engineers and planners are developing innovative networks of sensors that gather data and respond to challenges in real-time—kind of like turning every inch of a city into the cells of a giant brain. Show More Summary

It will be very hard to kick out public housing tenants who earn too much. Here’s why.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s announcement that it is changing course to push tenants who earn too much out of public housing seems, on its face, a logical and overdue policy. But it won’t be easy, for economic and ideological reasons. Local housing authorities have come to rely on families who cease to qualify […]

Diehard Detroit

LittleBigWorld’s Joerg Daiber created this aerial tilt-shifted time-lapse of the decrepit urban ruins of Detroit, Michigan, leading into the areas in which growth and development are starting to take hold to revitalize this great American city.

Surprising Urban Garden Exhibited by Contemporary Home in Bratislava

 Šebo Lichy Architects completed the design and development of a challenging contemporary home located on a steep terrain in Bratislava, Slovakia. The project is situated in a dense neighborhood, offering extensive city views and a lovely...Show More Summary

After criticism, HUD says it’s trying to give the boot to public housing families who earn too much money

The Department of Housing and Urban Development said Tuesday that in response to an unsparing audit by its watchdog, it’s urging public housing authorities across the country to kick out tenants who make too much money to qualify for government subsidies. “It may be legally acceptable, but it is morally unacceptable for people who could pay […]

Jordan Downs -- a look inside an evolving urban village

Jordan Downs, the public housing development in Watts, is poised to be transformed into a dramatically different mixed-use, mixed-income complex. The existing 700-unit development will give way to twice as much housing along with a large retail center. Half of the units will be market-rate and...

Housing Starts Exceed 1.2 Million, Reach their Fastest Pace since October 2007

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts now exceed 1.2Read the Rest...

Letting cities develop naturally

Researchers use mathematical models to study urban landscapes and what makes big and small cities different.

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