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Two Children Latch Onto Slender Man Urban Legend Before Attempting Murder

If you’ve updated your Apple device to the latest version of iOS, then you’ve probably been encountering bugs and other user experience hiccups along the way. App developers have been tackling a slew of issues presented by the new iOS...Show More Summary

Development and the ‘Wise Use’ of Urban Wetlands in Manila Bay

For a field-based research project, UNU MSc in Environmental Governance students proposed a set of action plans for increasing communication, education and public awareness among the groups that have stakes in the ecosystem services provided by a wetland in Metro Manila.

In China, The Modern Shopping Mall Is Topped With An Urban Farm, Not With Cars

It's part of a new self-sufficient neighborhood where cars could become a thing of the past. It's as sustainable as can be--oh, except for how it promotes constant consumption. In a new retail development under construction in Wuhan, China, typical mall stores like H&M and Zara will be topped with an urban farm. Show More Summary

Women in Business: Q&A With Anna Urban - Co-Founder and Creative Director of Aviva

Anna is a brand strategist by day, beauty brand founder by night! While working to develop high-profile products for skincare, vitamin and hair care brands, she noticed there was a gap in the marketplace for scientifically advanced, performance-based hair supplements for women. Show More Summary

You want to talk about race and urban development? Okay, let's.

Evidently some of us want to talk about the history of American urban development policy and its complicated and shameful...

TX: Developers Double Down on Downtown Apartments

Developers of a downtown high-rise that will cater to young professionals seeking an urban lifestyle are planning a second building to mirror the first.

Top 40 Under 40 2014: Patrick Leclerc

Patrick Leclerc, Vice President, Strategic Development, Communications and Public Affairs, Canadian Urban Transit Association

Recommended Reading: Weekend Reads: Lighthouse Reno, the Truth About Developers

Welcome to Curbed's new weekly roundup of architecture, real estate, and urban planning-related feature stories from, well, anywhere that isn't Curbed. We'll be collecting a few of our favorite longer stories of the week; please be in touch if you...

HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is partnering again with The Rockefeller Foundation to help communities become more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather from a changing climate. Building upon the successful Rebuild

Housing Starts and Permits Come Back Down to Earth in August after a Strong July

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that housing starts returned to Earth inRead the Rest...

Claim: Global shift away from cars saves US$100 trillion, eliminates 1,700 MT of CO2 pollution

From Burness Communications via Eurekalert Urban transportation systems an emerging priority ahead of UN climate and sustainable development meetings NEW YORK (17 September, 2014)—More than $100 trillion in cumulative public and private...Show More Summary

Innovative Bicycle Cover Helping You Keep Your Room Clean: Velo Sock [Video]

To improve bicycle storage for urban cyclists, Latvia-based start-up Velo Sock has developed a unique and innovative bicycle cover, named Velo Sock, which is all about keeping your room clean in a stylish way. The aim of this designShow More Summary

Crapo-Johnson and Affordable Housing

The Post ran a piece today discussing the agenda of Julian Castro, the new secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary. At one point the piece discusses affordable housing. It then refers to the Johnson-Crapo bill for privatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Show More Summary

What HUD Secretary Julian Castro says needs to be done to boost homeownership, and cut down on rental costs

  Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on Wednesday laid out two of his main priorities going forward: boosting homeownership and combating the nation’s “rental housing crisis.” In his first public policy speech since joining HUD in July, the former San Antonio mayor said that he criss-crossed the country during his first weeks in […]

Development Watch: Buoyed by Biotech Hopes, SF State Eyes Hunters Point Shipyard

Photo via the San Francisco Shipyard We've been watching the new housing go up at Lennar Urban's massive mixed-use development at the SF Shipyard, and now San Francisco State University would like to join the party with a biotech incubator...

San Francisco, A City In A Severe Housing Crisis, Is Giving Tax Breaks For Urban Farming

It seems like a precious waste of space. But if developers are going to keep properties untouched for years anyway, why not create some good from the land? San Francisco, land of people who make $200,000 a year and still can't afford...Show More Summary

‘We must push back against the misguided and dangerous belief that a new generation of teachers can emerge spontaneously’

The Urban Teacher Education Consortium is a national consortium of teacher educators who are dedicated to development strong preparation programs for cities across the country. Members of the consortium have just released a position paper on the training of teachers, releasing it at a time of “encroaching dehumanization and disempowerment of both teachers and their […]

AM Linkage: Gigafactory Lost; Are Urban Farms Bad for the Housing Crisis?

Photo via Sergio Ruiz · How urban farming is making SF's housing crisis worse · Tesla picks Nevada for $5B electric car battery Gigafactory · Developer breaks ground on $120 million, 394-unit project near Facebook HQ · Bay City News...

Feds clear Chris Christie over Hurricane Sandy ads

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) did not misuse federal relief funds to produce pro-tourism ads following Hurricane Sandy, the federal government has concluded. The Department of Housing and Urban Development opened an investigation earlier this year into the bidding process for the $25 million ad campaign. Show More Summary

Pierce’s Park Combines Art, Play, and Stormwater Management into a Stunning Urban Oasis in Baltimore

Located on what had once been an underutilized and largely paved pass-through space along the city's Inner Harbor, Pierce's Park was developed to satisfy a need for a children's play area in Downtown Baltimore. Funded with help from the family of local businessman

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