Tag: Housing

NYC at night from space

Two Words Are Missing From the Economic Development Conversation

BY LENA AFRIDI | OP-ED | OCTOBER 10, 2017 People were investing in their communities long before government intervened with its own notions of what “good economic development” looks like. Yet today, when we talk about models for strengthening the financial health of U.S. cities, we mostly … Continue reading Two Words Are Missing From the Economic Development Conversation

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3 Winning Designs for Unplanned Cities Focus on the People Who Live in Them

BY RACHEL DOVEY | AUGUST 4, 2017 As more of the world’s population moves into refugee camps and slums due to war, climate change, rural-to-urban migration and ad hoc urban planning, discussions about housing are increasingly shifting toward how to meet these makeshift neighborhoods where they’re at. Shelter Global’s annual Dencity Competition urges architects and … Continue reading 3 Winning Designs for Unplanned Cities Focus on the People Who Live in Them

Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings.

Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings. That’s according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. You’re probably used to hearing about how denser cities cut transportation emissions, thanks to reduced driving. This study … Continue reading Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings.

Peak Millennial? Cities Can’t Assume a Continued Boost From the Young

Conor Dougherty JAN. 23, 2017 Over the past decade, many American cities have been transformed by young professionals of the millennial generation, with downtowns turning into bustling neighborhoods full of new apartments and pricey coffee bars. But soon, cities may start running out of millennials. … Continue reading Peak Millennial? Cities Can’t Assume a Continued Boost From the Young