Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

Density vs. Affordability

Although this story is about a renewed interest in planning downtown Austin, note the short focus on how or whether you provide for affordable housing in downtown development.

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Transit Cuts Hit U.S. Cities’ Less Fortunate

Many transit authorities rely on sales tax revenue as their primary source of funding — and the recession has slashed retail sales, drastically shrinking these funds and forcing cut backs in transit — which is relied on heavily by lower … Continue reading

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Existing Transit Stops as Assets for Transit-Oriented Development

Rail transit has largely been built to suburban areas — and the result has been that of the dozens of metro and light rail lines completed in the United States between World War II and the 1990s, few took serious … Continue reading

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TOD & Affordable Housing

My article in TX RE Business on need for affordable housing at transit oriented development http://bit.ly/9EJcju

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New Urbanism News 6-19-2010

San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks Program — San Francisco ’s streets and public rights-of-way make up fully 25% of the city’s land area. Many of the streets are excessively wide and contain large zones of wasted space. San Francisco’s new … Continue reading

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New Urbanism in the News 6-12-10

The Economist explores this question — When the economy recovers, will Americans be as willing to buy houses, or will they want more freedom to chase labor markets and be geographically flexible? Speed and velocity of cities is what makes … Continue reading

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Weekly Threads in New Urbanism News

The Cost of Renting or Buying  a Home-– includes consideration of not just monthly costs and deductibility of interest, but also long-term appreciation or depreciation (housing busts) and that owning a house tethers the owner to that location when downturns … Continue reading

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