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Why New Affordable Housing Draws the Short Straw in Los Angeles

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Cecilia Estolano, former Executive Director of Los Angeles’s Community Redevelopment Agency, diagnoses why the region has been unable to provide housing for working-class citizens.

A Case Against Homeownership

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Against all odds, both political parties agree on at least one thing: the merits of homeownership. But is buying a home really such a great investment, even for the well-off?

Chapel Hill Launches Open Data Platform: Now What?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Now that Chapel Hill has joined the ranks of cities around the country in launching on online platform to share its data, it's up to citizens to make the most of the opportunity.

Critiquing the $1.9 Billion Project to Widen I-5 in Los Angeles County

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0700

Streetsblog slams Caltrans for wasting $1.9 billion on futile freeway widening projects.

Leadership Shakeup at the Atlanta BeltLine

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0700

All is not well at the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, after two prominent board members, including Ryan Gravel, who originally proposed the idea for the BeltLine, resigned this week.

Downtown L.A.'s Chinese Real Estate Cycle

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0700

Chinese developers are pouring money into high-rise housing projects in Los Angeles. But will these be pieds-a-terre for absent buyers? And how are developers dealing with the American regulatory environment?

Tale of Two Cities: A U.S.-Mexico Bike Trail

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700

Election rhetoric aside, towns on the U.S.-Mexico border share common urban challenges. A proposal is in the works to connect Brownsville, Texas and the Mexican city of Matamoros via bike path.

Commercial Vehicles Are No Match for Bike Safety

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0700

All six bicyclists killed in Chicago this year had something in common: commercial vehicles. Still missing from the discussion: what to do about it.

Study Opens Doors to Better Eviction Data Nationwide

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0700

A survey of renters' housing history in Milwaukee could completely change what we know about eviction in the United States.

'The Well-Tempered City': An Epic Book, and Why

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700

In a review of Jonathan F.P. Rose's new book, 'The Well-Tempered City,' Chuck Wolfe enthusiastically endorses Rose's refreshing world view.