Are you a hipster, surfer or biker? What is your urban tribe? Your computer may soon be able to tell. Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, are developing an algorithm that uses group pictures to determine to which of these groups, or urban tribes, you belong. Show More Summary
A groundbreaking study reveals that, if left unchecked, recent trends in the loss of forests to development will undermine significant land conservation gains in Massachusetts, jeopardize water quality, and limit the natural landscape's ability to protect against climate change.
John Rossant, Founder and Chairman of the New Cities Foundation discusses the successes and failures in cities. In most cities today, urban development is decided at a governmental level rather then by those who live in it: the citizens. Show More Summary
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been reading Jack Kemp's Wikipedia page. Kemp -- a former congressman, secretary of Housing and Urban Development and 1996 Republican nominee for vice president -- was famous for being a conservative Republican intent on reaching out to minority communities. Show More Summary
The best part of Almost Human over the first few episodes has been the ro-bromance moments between John Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy). They have quickly developed a unique and hilarious banter as they learn about each other.
In urban planning circles, smart growth refers to the infrastructure development strategies cities employ in hopes of creating more sustainable and successful communities. But, what about the other smart growth -- the approach that involves...Show More Summary
In a discrimination complaint that it filed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) often represented U.S. Bank as the entity responsible for maintaining foreclosed properties that it’s actually not even authorized...
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) has leveraged faulty data and close ties to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to squeeze cash from banks for allegedly discriminatory practices involving the maintenance of foreclosed homes in minority neighborhoods,...
The last time a car was made at Detroit's infamously derelict Packard plant was in 1958. Though it's been used for a variety of purposes since, these days it stands empty, an icon of urban decay. But that doesn't mean nobody's trying to do anything about it. Show More Summary
For about the same half-century during which physicists have been developing their "standard models" of both elementary particles and cosmology, urban designers, architects, planners, historians and others (I'll call them all "urbanists")...Show More Summary
The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that housing permits soared to over 1Read the Rest...
The lifetime risk in the region is actually comparable to many other urban populations in the U.S., but the area is unique because of the amount of nearby natural gas development, electric power-generating facilities, and coke processing plants. The post Pittsburgh’s Unique Air Pollution Makes Its Residents More Susceptible To Cancer, Study Says appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Is it too late to start recapping "Sleepy Hollow" instead? Kidding! I didn't hate Almost Human! I also didn't love it, so there's that. At the very least, my goal for Almost Human is to develop -- over time -- a respect for the show,...Show More Summary
Homelessness among that nation’s veterans has dropped 24 percent since 2010, representing a more dramatic decline than with homelessness overall, according to a new report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The analysis, based off of HUD’s annual nationwide count of the homeless, said there were nearly 58,000 veterans without permanent living quarters […]
The 11 startups soon to shake things up at San Francisco City Hall have software that touch almost every part of city government, from waste collection to police and fire service, to GPS mapping, to urban development, to public transportation,...Show More Summary
Researchers developed a method to quantitatively classify urban residential landscapes in a desert environment in New Mexico. The team studied areas around 54 homes and classified 93 percent of all the landscapes into nine common types. Show More Summary
When it comes to clear, well-written communications with the public, the Social Security Administration gets an A. The Treasury Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development get D’s and F’s. Those are the highs and lows of the second annual report card on how well federal agencies are complying with a new law […]
China’s rapidly growing economy has put the nation’s political leaders under pressure to secure energy resources for stable development. The country’s urbanization and economic rebalancing will have substantial consequences for the world’s energy markets. Show More Summary
It sounds so preposterous and yet is sufficiently plausible that its designer is now talking to the mayor of Beijing about how to develop for urban use in this...
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the first time failed to sell some of the soured mortgages it's auctioning off in the wake of the housing crisis, according to four people with knowledge of the results.HUD deemed bids on about $450 million of home loans too low to accept at an Oct. Show More Summary