March 6, 2013

Beyond Bricks and Sticks




Beyond Bricks & Sticks. A weekly digest of current trends in housing and community development. The discussion examines topics from infrastructure to community fabric.

New Game, New Rules? Guessing at the future of American housing
Annual Housing Policy Conference
World’s first search engine dedicated to green building launches


General Housing

New Game, New Rules? Guessing at the future of American housing

(RECAP: Massive demographic shifts, changing market demand, rising energy costs and new economic realities for families and governments at all levels will impose an entirely different context for development and redevelopment than the one that has driven housing and neighborhood trends over the last half-century.)


Strengthening Capacity

Annual Housing Policy Conference

(RECAP:The presidential election and the ongoing debate over debt and the deficit mean 2013 will bring extraordinary challenges—and opportunities—for housing advocates. Unite with advocates, providers, tenants and residents, and policy professionals from across the country at the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual housing policy conference and lobby day March 17-20 to learn how we can work together to solve the housing challenges of the lowest income Americans.)


Neighborhood Transformation


World’s first search engine dedicated to green building launches


(RECAP: The free-to-use online platform, called Pinpoint, contains over 200 resources, including reports, case studies, measurement and reporting tools and training courses. Anyone can use it and organisations and individuals in the green building sector with practical help to share are encouraged to contribute to the portal.)



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