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Housing Starts Rebounded in July to Their Second-Highest Pace since the Recession

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that housing starts increased 15.7 percent inRead the Rest...

Linkage: Hine School Development Can Progress; Goodbye Love Locks

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

· Courts decide Hine School project can progress. · 290 apartments coming to Navy Yard. · The urbanization of Tysons. · The beautiful and worldly error in the Metro interactive map. · DDOT cuts love locks from Key Bridge....

Castro to Hold Swearing-In Ceremony, Hit the Road

Julián Castro, the newly crowned secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is headed out into the field.

Linq Edges Vegas Closer to Sustainability and Good Urban Planning

Good urban planning that prioritizes a safe and pleasant pedestrian environment is a key tenet of sustainability, and could do wonders for the Las Vegas strip. There's a long way to go, but Caesar's new Linq development is a step in the right direction.

HUD calling for applicants as agency begins hiring spree

Uncle Sam wants you, but in a housing role instead of a military uniform. After years of slowed hiring and budget freezes, the Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to add 1,000 positions across the country. HUD has about 8,000 federal employees right now. The new openings are with field offices of HUD’s Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity […]

Melt: Interactive installation by cantoni crescenti opens at Urbane Künste Ruhr

last weekArts : Artdaily

Melt is an interactive installation that reacts to the movement of the visitors through its kinetic surface. The Brazilian collaborative duo cantoni crescenti develops innovative works worldwide that explore complex environments and interact with the surrounding space. Show More Summary

How Did Hanoi Grow So Big Without Developing Slums?

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In Vietnam, the city of Hanoi is going through a population boom. It has grown by several million people in just a few decades, mostly due to migration from rural areas of the country. But unlike many other urban areas, it hasn't ever developed slums. One reason is the region's lack of regulation. Read more...

Federal Investigation

Looks like Crain's Chicago Business opened a can of worms : The internal watchdog of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is launching an investigation of a Chicago Housing Authority program that pays market-rate rents...Show More Summary

Velo Sock Bicycle Cover Helps Keep Your Apartment Clean

To improve the bicycle storage of urban cyclists, Latvia-based brand Velo Sock has developed a unique and innovative bicycle cover, named Velo Sock, which is all about keeping your apartment clean in stylish way. The sock-like cover is made… Velo Sock Bicycle Cover Helps Keep Your Apartment Clean is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.

Needed: Housing Reform That Protects Property Rights

A monumental opportunity has presented itself as Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, takes over as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Congress looks ahead on the critical issue of housing finance reform. After...Show More Summary

Urbane development

WITH lawmakers in Washington achieving precious little, cities and the suburbs are increasingly the places where things get done. This at least is the case put forward by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley at the Brookings Institution in their book “The Metropolitan Revolution”, published last year. Show More Summary

Man Charged With Assaulting 17-Year-Old Girl in Middle of Concert Crowd

Post by Linda Sharps. There's been an awful development in that story about a Keith Urban concert devolving into an alcohol-fueled mess last Saturday near Boston. In the days that immediately followed, reports surfaced that over 50 people...Show More Summary

India Hires Men In Ape Suits To Drive Away Parliament's Monkeys

The Indian government is hiring men to pose as menacing langur monkeys to scare off the hundreds of macaques terrorising MPs and staff around its parliament and central government buildings.M Venkiah Naidu, the urban development minister,...Show More Summary

Urban Toronto: Excavation Uncovers Remnants of Historical Wharf

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New condo construction provides glimpse of 19th-century Toronto. The development, design, and history of building projects, brought to you by It seems that nearly every time a new building is under construction in the area south of the Gardiner Expressway, another reminder of Lake Ontario’s former size pops up. Show More Summary

“Must so many people dwell in hovels while we are conquering space?”

This is a fascinating 1967 document from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and a great window into how the Great Society tried to figure out what to do with declining cities, in particular into the faith in science and technology to solve urban problems. Turns out technology is not a panacea to solve […]

Ohio State Football Recruiting: The Significance of Friday Night Lights Camp

When Urban Meyer arrived at Ohio State in November 2011, he brought along several traditions developed during his time at Bowling Green, Utah and, most notably, Florida. And while quick cals and circle drills have already found their...Show More Summary

Urban Organics: Sustainable Development in Post-Industrial America

Urban Organics brings sustainable development to a beleaguered inner-city neighborhood by growing organic produce and fish through commercial-scale aquaponics.

How To Scan 50 Miles of Historical Documents Into an Online Archive

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Tracking the lightning quick development of modern cities is easy with Google Street View, but a big new project aims to provide context for the past 1,000 years of urban evolution in Venice, Italy. The Venice Time Machine will digitize...Show More Summary

Pictures of America in Crisis and Cure in the 1970s

By the late 1960s, the American landscape was ravaged by decades of unchecked land development, blighted by urban decay in the big cities, and plagued by seemingly unstoppable air, noise, and water pollution. In November 1971, the newly...Show More Summary

Ford Launches Seven Global Challenges to Address Urban Issues

Ford has launched a series of challenges under the Innovate Mobility umbrella that invites developers to find solutions for key challenges facing some of the large cities across the world. The problems are uniquely identified for each...Show More Summary

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