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650,000 leave prison each year — what’s the impact on real estate?

Almost a third of Americans -- 100 million people -- have a criminal record, and 650,000 are released from prison each year, adding to the total. This relates to housing because the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently...Show More Summary

More Political Correctness

Never to be actually called by their proper name : In an effort to help young people involved in the justice system find jobs and housing, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $1.75Show More Summary

Artist Theaster Gates Turns Chicago’s Empty Spaces into Incubators for Culture

'An internationally recognized artist, Theaster Gates is well versed on how to shape materials into meaningful forms. But Gates applies those principles to more than just art -- he’s also a renowned urban developer who shapes downtrodden neighborhoods into community gathering places and low-cost housing. Show More Summary

Map: All the Places to Spend Money in Los Angeles

A new study shows that, compared to other US cities, Los Angeles has plenty of places to shop, eat, and otherwise blow cash Urban planners and researchers have developed a wide array of metrics for studying the vitality of metropolitan areas, from walkability scores to median park size. Show More Summary

Urban Cargo Scooter

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

A group of industrial design students at California State University in Long Beach wanted to develop a people-powered means to transport gear over short distances. Bicycles are too big and cumbersome, so they invented the Nimble: a kick scooter with a cargo platform. Show More Summary

James Simons installs large-scale gateway sculptures at The Perry Harvey Senior Park, Tampa Florida

last weekArts : Artdaily

Imagine what ignites positive urban development?what do you think of? A sculpture? Maybe not the first thing that comes to mind, but James Simon proves it should be. Simon?s work has pulsed at the heart of redevelopment in numerous urban...Show More Summary

The Housing Data Were Weaker Than Expected in March

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts fell 8.8 percent, down from an annualized 1,194,000 in February to 1,089,000 in...

Sweden's Infamous Housing Minister Quits Amid Extremism Row

Mehmet Kaplan, Sweden's minister of housing, urban development and IT, has called it quits after having stirred a great controversy with his anti-Semitic comments and alleged neo-Nazi links.

What's a city and what's a suburb, and what's their future?

Large totems mark the "center" of the Ballantyne development in south Charlotte. Photo: Google Street View I've long been interested in how people use the terms "suburban" and "urban," because their definitions seem to wobble all over the map. Show More Summary

Marva Smith Battle-Bey dies at 64; urban planning expert helped bring development to South L.A.

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Marva Smith Battle-Bey, an urban planning expert who worked to bring shopping centers and other development to South Los Angeles over more than three decades, died April 7. She was 64 and had pneumonia, among other conditions, said her sister, Gloria Gilmore. Smith Battle-Bey was at the center...

Facebook Has A New Plan To Boost Internet Access In Developing, Urban Areas

Facebook has taken new steps in its quest to connect the entire world to the Internet -- and to its social network.

UN Chief Invites All Nations for Sustainable Development Summit in Quito

The leaders of UN member nations have been invited to the third Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to be held in Ecuador this coming October, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Ecuador President Rafael Correa announced in a press release on Tuesday.

HUD to Landlords: Stop Discriminating Against People with Criminal Records

HUD to Landlords: Stop Discriminating Against People with Criminal Records Eric Tegethoff, Public News Service SEATTLE – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or “HUD,” gave new guidance to landlords this week, telling them not to reject potential tenants simply because they have criminal records. The department added that blanket rejection of people [...]Show More Summary

Darran Anderson, Writer: Hemingway Was Wrong -- Write Sober, Edit Drunk

Author Darran Anderson dives deep into thoughts on writing, equality, and the future of urban development.

For 4-H, a campaign to reach beyond corn fields and into cities

The traditional club of farm kids hopes to enroll more urban children into the leadership development program.

3p Weekend: These City Projects Are a Cyclist’s Dream

These innovative projects not only open up downtowns to bike and pedestrian travel, but also support urban and real-estate development around the world, says the Urban Land Institute.

Is This the Greatest Thing That's Ever Happened?

Some people worry that climate change is too hard to solve. Gridlocked politics, urbanization in the developing world, and the amount of pollution we need to cut all make the challenge feel too daunting. It is true that fixing this problem is an enormous undertaking. Show More Summary

A Warning The Obama Admin Just Issued, Is LOUD and Clear And Rush Limbaugh EXPOSES The TRUTH!

You may have heard the controversial new position taken by the Obama administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development which essentially threatens landlords that if they refuse to rent apartments

The challenges and opportunities ahead for large-scale urban developments

Hudson Yards is going to change New York City, said developer Jeff Blau, CEO at Related Companies, which is in charge of the massive project. "It's a brand-new city unto itself, right in the middle of Midtown," he explained to Brad Inman on stage at the inaugural Global Connect event. Show More Summary

World Health Day: Diabetes Soars in Developing Countries As Poor Undergo ‘Rapid Urbanization’

Diabetes has exploded in developing countries as poor workers go from hard labor to “sedentary lifestyles,” researchers say. Diabetes robs the world of 3.7 million lives each year, imposing an $827 billion burden. The condition has been...Show More Summary

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