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Factoring Transit Costs into Housing Affordability

To determine a city’s affordability, housing costs cannot be viewed in a vacuum. Transportation costs are also a major factor, according to a new policy brief, Location Affordability in Large U.S. Cities: Variability among Types of Households, from the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) in New York City.

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    September 5, 2014

    The latest performance report published by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance demonstrates a year-over-year reduction of 1.9 percent in energy consumption and a decline of 4.6 percent in carbon emissions.

  • Examining the Link Between Community Resilience and Building Healthy Places

    September 3, 2014

    Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment explores the connection between strengthening the resilience of housing and communities to severe weather and building for health and wellness.

  • Access versus Ownership

    September 2, 2014

    How public and private can work together to provide more options–and, ultimately, an integrated transportation system.

  • Rebuilding by Design: The Art of Resilience

    August 25, 2014

    After Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New York Metropolitan Area, an innovative federal program challenged design teams to weave resilience into the urban landscape.

  • Policy Perspective: A New Regional Model for Resilience

    Through its innovative spirit, Rebuild by Design has established a new governmental tool for promoting resilience and demonstrates that regional concerns should inform development, design, and public policy.

  • ULI Endorses Urban Street Design Guide from NACTO

    August 21, 2014

    The Urban Land Institute has endorsed the Urban Street Design Guide, published last year by the National Association of City Transportation Officials. The guide embraces the unique and complex challenge of designing urban streets, aiming to make streets safe for people whether they are walking, biking, using transit, or driving.

  • In Print: Land in Conflict: Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes

    August 18, 2014

    Worthy land development projects can be torpedoed during contentious public hearings. The authors of this book argue that supplementing the standard public hearing process with consensus building can turn opposing stakeholders into problem solvers, generating better projects with wider public support.

  • The Cost of Retrofitting Multifamily for Resilience

    July 31, 2014

    A new report from NYU’s Furman Center underscores the challenges of retrofitting New York City’s multifamily housing stock against the threat of rising sea levels.

  • How Cities Can Prepare for and Recover from Disaster: Ten Key Steps

    July 18, 2014

    Sir Bob Parker was mayorof New Zealand’s second-largest city, Christchurch, when it was devastated by a series of violent earthquakes in 2011.

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