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Long Beach Museum of Art opens new exhibition 'Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape'

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Long Beach Museum of Art opened its latest exhibition on June 26, 2015 entitled Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape. The exhibition focuses on current developments in the growing field of urban contemporary art.Show More Summary

This remarkable map shows Europe's population growth in amazing detail

(click to enlarge) The terrific map above comes from a German government agency known in suitably lengthy Teutonic fashion as the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (but mercifully shortened as the BBSR in its native language). Show More Summary

A seat at the table: demanding a voice in development

Across the Global South, there is a slowly growing understanding that nobody can know the challenges and needs of the urban poor better than the urban poor themselves. The voices of low-income residents are essential to creating smart, inclusive development policies and projects. Show More Summary

Developers Promise To Turn Staten Island Into An "Urban Getaway" With "Hip Waterfront"

Dozens of Staten Island residents, business owners, and developers crammed into a tiny conference room inside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal last night for the Urban Land Institute's Transforming Staten Island's Waterfront panel. [ more › ]

Flood-hit Cameroon to demolish low-lying urban homes

DOUALA, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change and unregulated housing development are to blame for the devastation brought by floods that have so far killed at least 4 people and forced more than 80,000 from their homes in Cameroon’s economic capital, experts say.

McMillan, D.C.: A Case Study in Urban PR

Summary: Neighbors of the proposed renewal of an idle industrial site in the District of Columbia are divided over a “ vibrant” mixed-use development plan that would seem to have a lot going for it. But a Baltimore PR firm, The New York Times notes, got into the crux of the issue, to its detriment.

Regulatory Taking on an Unprecedented Scale

The Department of Housing and Urban Development intends to bring crime, drugs, and disruption to a neighborhood near you – if not to your own neighborhood.

Light Rail Development Manager (High Capacity Transit) - 2 Positions

Sound Transit Light Rail Development Manager (High Capacity Transit) - 2 Positions Sound Transit plans, builds, and operates express bus, light rail and commuter train services. We serve the urban areas of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Show More Summary

The Cost of Moving to the 'Burbs'

One of the lasting inequities of gentrification is the increasing unaffordability of urban centers. The suburban enclaves that now ring many major American cities are creatures borne of the excess wealth and development of the post-WWII era. Show More Summary

The Obama Administration Launches A War On The Suburbs

An African-American millionaire can buy a home in any expensive suburb. Color is no longer a barrier. Despite this progress, President Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing expensive towns of racism, simply because most minorities can’t afford to live there. Westchester County, N.Y., has struggled since 2009 under a plan by a […]

HUD War Against the Suburbs

An African-American millionaire can buy a home in any expensive suburb. Color is no longer a barrier. Despite this progress, President Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing

Housing Starts Pull Back Somewhat, but Permits Rise to Fastest Pace since August 2007

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts were somewhat lowerRead the Rest...

Luxury apartments in Bethesda ready for occupancy

Demand for downtown, walkable communities continues to drive development to neighborhoods with urban amenities and transportation options.The corner of Bethesda and Woodmont avenues in Bethesda has recently been transformed with The Darcy condo and, across the street, its sibling rental building, the Flats at Bethesda Avenue.Read full article >>

Google announces plans to ‘supercharge’ housing tech

Google has launched a technology incubator that will focus on developing new products and platforms to tackle common urban problems, such as high living costs, inefficient transportation and excessive energy usage...

Megyn Kelly Unloads on Obama over Plans to Regulate the Diversity of Neighborhoods

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly began Thursday’s edition of The Kelly File by ripping into President Barack Obama and plans for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to regulate and enforce the diversity of neighborhoods. Kelly...Show More Summary

"There Goes The Neighborhood": Right-Wing Media Reactions To HUD's Neighborhood Diversity Plan

Right-wing media outlets are attacking a new rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to increase diversity in American neighborhoods, calling it an attempt by President Obama to dictate where people live. Show More Summary

Networks Skimp on Obama Administration’s Plan to Force Diversity in Wealthy Neighborhoods

The major broadcast networks refused to take notice on Thursday night of plans by President Obama and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to force the diversification of American neighborhoods and particularly those mainly consisting of wealthy Americans. Show More Summary

House Passes Amendment Extending LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections in Federal HUD Contracting

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a pro-LGBT amendment to ensure federal contractors of housing and urban development will not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Washington Blade reports: The amendment, introduced by Rep....

Google launches Sidewalk Labs to redesign big city living

The technology giant said it has created a company called Sidewalk Labs that will develop new products, platforms and partnerships that focus on urban issues.

Your Housing Rights Are on the Line

By Nancy Wilberg Ricks, Senior Policy Strategist, NCLR This year all eyes are on anti-discrimination laws that impact your housing rights, as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) intends to release a much-needed and improved Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. Show More Summary

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