Tag Archives: Suburbs

Retrofitting Suburbia: The Future of Real Estate

CNU Board Member Ellen Dunham-Jones video of speech at TED.

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Here Comes the (New) Neighborhood

Chris Leineberger points out that in this Great Recession, housing price falls and drop in housing production has been the big problem — but not everywhere. According to Stan Humphries, the chief economist of Zillow, an online housing-research firm, if you … Continue reading

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What Do We Want from the Place We Call Home?

New urban dwellers recite the benefits of living downtown – mainly, walkability.

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Why Humanity Loves, and Needs, Citie

In 2007, one-half of the world’s population became officially urban. One-third of Americans inhabit just 16 large metropolitan areas, which collectively use only a tiny fraction of the country’s land mass. Given the vastness of the globe, why do human beings … Continue reading

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Happiness & Commuting

The daily activity most injurious to happiness is commuting. Yet, when people are choosing where to live, they consistently underestimate the pain of a long commute. This leads people to mistakenly believe that the big house in the exurbs will … 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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NewUrbanism Threads 6-23-2010

Gambling on Growth — suburbs that put in a large amount of infrastructure planning on growth, face severe financial pressures when the economy slows for 2-4 years. Apartment Rentals Stage Comeback — as the economy recovers and job growth is … Continue reading

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