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.Read More
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.
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.
How public and private can work together to provide more options–and, ultimately, an integrated transportation system.
After Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New York Metropolitan Area, an innovative federal program challenged design teams to weave resilience into the urban landscape.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sir Bob Parker was mayorof New Zealand’s second-largest city, Christchurch, when it was devastated by a series of violent earthquakes in 2011.