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For many poor families, housing costs are ‘out of reach’

Even as the federal government provides housing assistance for 5.5 million households, 7.2 million housing units are needed for more than 10 million extremely low-income families. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro delivered this bad news in a report on housing for low-income renters that is “Out of Reach,” which is the name […]

Rigid water pipes, fit for the future

Researchers have developed a modern, intelligent and sustainable water energy transition concept for urban areas. It will be implemented during the next three years in the city of Lünen, Westphalia.

Future Of The Arts? Festivals Not Buildings

“Given the economic costs and risks, why do museums, stadiums and other “concrete culture” receive such a privileged place in urban development? After spending the past 10 years conducting research on the topic, I’ve found that this privilege should end; as an alternative, cities should champion music festivals as a cheaper, adaptable way to bolster […]

Mumbai Port to Revamp Int'l Cruise Terminal

Indian Merchants’ Chamber provides a platform to urban developers to address various issues pertaining to the restructuring of Mumbai City Mumbai, May 23, 2016:

In China’s New Austerity, Ghosts Now Haunt Government Offices

The great retreating tide of wasted credit that defined China's development in the last seven years has left behind, in forgotten byways, a landscape of ghostly urban desolation.

HUD’s War On Suburbia Is More Diabolical Than You Think

This week Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz and Utah Senator Mike Lee have been sounding the alarm bells about President Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulations which...Show More Summary

UN Report Urges New Agenda for Resilient, Sustainable Cities

The inaugural edition of the UN-HABITAT World Cities Report, presents an analysis of urban development of the past 20 years and reveals that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change.

Susan Collins moves to prevent AFFH defund

(Paul Mirengoff) Sen. Susan Collins has filed an AFFH amendment that instead of defunding the program, as Sen. Mike Lee’s amendment would do, provides that the Department of Housing and Urban Development cannot “direct a grantee to undertake specific changes to existing zoning laws as part of carrying out” enforcement of AFFH. Show More Summary

Your place in community consultations

Here’s another sad tale about the ACT Government’s patronising attitude towards residents. This one ends with the latest evidence of an approach to Canberra’s urban development that makes it difficult for members of the community to have their say. The ACT Government knows well that residents in and around Dickson have a keen interest in [...]

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Preview: First Look at ABC’s New Presidential Drama

Tom Kirkman is the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development when DESIGNATED SURVIVOR begins. It’s not a particularly glamorous cabinet position, but he’s selected as the “designated survivor” for the State of the Union. In order to ensure continuity of government, Tom and his wife, Alex, are sequestered away as the President gives his speech. […]

Castro Moves to Defuse Criticism from Left

“Targeted by progressive activists hoping to kill his chances of being Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Julián Castro is set this week to announce changes to a hot-button Housing and Urban Development program to sell bad mortgages on its books,” Politico [...]

Business Interests, Transit Advocates And Talib Kweli Rally Around The BQX

A nonprofit group made of business interests, developers, urban planners and transit advocates is doubling down on its support of Mayor de Blasio's proposed $2.5 billion Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar, with a dramatic new website, renderings and FAQs, as well as a video endorsement from Brooklyn-born rapper Talib Kweli. [ more › ]

Megacities Asia challenges the utopian view of smart cities

An international art show about big cities explores the changing face of urban development, and what we might lose in pursuit of the future

Subaru Goes Stargazing in Dreamy Campaign Made With Canada's Royal Astronomical Society

Twinkle, twinkle, little car. Subaru Canada channels the magical feeling of a night drive beneath celestial lights in a new campaign from Red Urban. Developed with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, #SubaruDarkSky invites Canadians to venture far from the haze of cities and suburbs to study the heavens. read more

Masdar City Raising The Bar For Sustainable Urban Development

Originally published on Green Building Elements. By Dawn Killough Masdar City, near Abu Dhabi, has set its sights on being the most sustainable city on the planet, and it is well on the way to meeting that goal. Development started in...Show More Summary

E-Force Develops 18-Ton Electric Truck With 300km Range

Originally published on EV Obsession. The Switzerland-based company E-Force has developed an 18-ton all-electric truck intended as a competitor to standard diesel-powered urban + interurban delivery vehicles in the region. The E-Force...Show More Summary

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR: Kiefer Sutherland is an Accidental President

Tom Kirkman (Sutherland) is the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development when DESIGNATED SURVIVOR begins, but he also happens to be the “Designated Survivor” — a cabinet member watching the State of the Union address from a secure location in case something happens to the President and those within the line of succession. Naturally, something […]

Screen Gems gets into Slender Man movie business

According to ComicBook.com, Screen Gems is developing a Slender Man movie based on a script by David Birke for a 2017 release.The Internet horror creation, and modern urban legend, emerged on the Something Awful forum, and is the most famous of the creepypasta stories out there. Show More Summary

Revealed costs of climate change?

The U.S. government has started programs to pay for the relocation of those located in particularly vulnerable areas: In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and drainage systems....

The Promise of Urban Innovation Centers Hinges on Housing

With a horizon of snow-capped peaks, old-growth forest and a city of glass, creative leaders see Vancouver as a living lab for developing new pathways to affordable, low-carbon housing using alternative currency mechanisms.

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