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Job Opening: Wedding Planner/Housing Administrator

Jennifer Gonnerman writes about the dubious credentials of Lynne Patton, Eric Trump’s wedding planner and a family friend, for a position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

New 40mm AIR BURST, SHOTGUN, and BREACHING Rounds Being Developed by US Army for URBAN Combat [NDIA 2017]

At the 2017 National Defense Industry Association small arms conference in April, the US Army revealed its efforts to produce new improved varieties of 40mm low velocity ammunition for the M203 and M320 grenade launchers. Product Director...Show More Summary

Intelligent underground robot for urban environments

Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are leading the implementation of a new kind of autonomous underground robot with intelligent navigation for urban environments. The system, developed within the framework of the European research project BADGER, aims to become a model for excavation technologies because of its high economic and social impact.

Urban-style upgrade planned for Warner Center complex as Woodland Hills gets citified

One of Warner Center’s one-story rambling office parks is poised to go vertical as a new era of urbanization unfolds in the Woodland Hills neighborhood. The proposed $1-billion development by Adler Realty Investments Inc. is one of many big real estate plans coming together in Warner Center, where...

Airbus' Urban Air Mobility Roadmap leads to an electric future

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Recognising that urban mobility will become one of the most challening issues for a global society that is quickly urbanising, Aerospace giant Airbus put on a very convincing showing this week when it outlined its developing portfolio of urban air mobility solutions at the Paris Air Show. Show More Summary

Appointment of Trump wedding planner to HUD post draws outcry

The appointment of Lynne Patton, a wedding planner and longtime Trump family associate, to head the Housing and Urban Development’s office for New York and New Jersey is encountering strong opposition in New York.Grace Meng, a Democratic congresswoman from Queens, on Friday wrote a letter to President...

President Trump taps inexperienced woman who planned his son's wedding to run housing programs

President Donald Trump appointed a family loyalist, who once coordinated his son Eric Trump's wedding, to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's New York branch. Read moreBlogs | Comments

Eric Trump's Wedding Planner Put In Charge Of NY And NJ HUD Programs

The Trump administration has tapped their former event planner, and the administrator of Eric Trump's charity, to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development's New York and New Jersey region, despite the fact that she has no experience in federal housing policy. [ more › ]

Trump has tapped his son’s wedding planner to run federal housing programs in New York

Lynne Patton, Eric Trump's wedding planner and former Vice President of the Eric Trump Foundation, has been chosen by the Trump administration to lead Region II of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which includes...Show More Summary

NAR letter urges HUD to focus on mortgage premiums, Fair Housing

When President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13777, "Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs," it's a fair bet that he intended the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to take a close look at its rules and regulations in order to determine what's necessary and what's excessive...

Housing Starts Weakened Again in May, Dropping for the Third Straight Month

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts weakened again in May, dropping for the third straight month. New residential construction... The post Housing Starts Weakened Again in May, Dropping for the Third Straight Month appeared first on Shopfloor.

Housing Budget Needs Increases, Not Cuts

Last week, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson testified before Congress, defending the Trump Administration’s proposed 15 percent cut to his agency’s budget. His testimony came just days after he called poverty...Show More Summary

Development: Sustainability and resilience differ

last weekAcademics : Nature

Sustainable urban development moved forward last year, when the United Nations adopted both the Sustainable Development Goal 11 on cities and the New Urban Agenda (see go.nature.com/2qz8ows). Unfortunately, these international policy documents interchangeably use two quite different concepts — sustainability and resilience. We are

Who Are The Heroes, And Villains, Of New York's Housing Crisis?

"The question comes back to who the city is for.... Today, the measure of 'success' in urban development should be the rate at which democracy rather than money predominates in determining what a city is and what it should become. Activist groups around New York meet on a regular basis to insist on this. […]

From the Archives: Bulldozing a Southern mansion

A movie set of a Southern mansion is bulldozed at the former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot 2 in Culver City. The movie sets were removed after the land was sold for development. A 1970s urban myth stated that this movie set was Ashley Wilkes' homestead "Twelve Oaks" in "Gone With the Wind." Wrong. As...

Ben Carson hails homelessness agency that Trump budget would eliminate

2 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

Ben Carson offered no objections to the budget proposed by the Trump administration. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon and the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has defended massive cuts to his own agency, saying “we have to stop the bleeding if we’re going to get healing”. Show More Summary

Researchers develop new EcoCity model for mitigating urban heat islands

Urban land-use/cover changes and their effects on the eco-environment have long been an active research topic in the urbanization field. Prof. KUANG Wenhui's group at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed the EcoCity model for...Show More Summary

Rural redevelopment: Smart housing and community development ideas

Affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization aren’t just urban issues As cities continue to boom and economic activity becomes more and more concentrated, rural renewal becomes an even more pressing problem. A much-discussed Wall...Show More Summary

Researchers develop new EcoCity model for mitigating urban heat islands

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Prof. KUANG Wenhui's group at the Key Laboratory of Land Surface Pattern and Simulation, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, has developed the EcoCity model forShow More Summary

Researchers unveil new hyper-local air pollution map

Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the most detailed and extensive local map of air pollution ever produced for an urban area, using specially equipped Google Street View cars to measure air quality on a block-by-block basis. Show More Summary

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