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
Cities should feature compact development alongside large, contiguous green spaces to maximize benefits of urban ecosystems to humans, research has concluded.
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
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 […]
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
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
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
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 […]
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
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...
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
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
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 […]
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.
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
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, 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...
The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts now exceed 1.2Read the Rest...
Researchers use mathematical models to study urban landscapes and what makes big and small cities different.