July 31, 2013

Beyond Bricks and Sticks

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

Denver’s Making Public Housing Desirable

(RECAP: Once it is completed in 2018, Denver’s newest development will promote healthy living, mass transit and energy efficiency. It also happens to be public housing.)

Community Development Corporations at a Crossroads

(RECAP: Like all other housing producers, CDCs now face the sobering prospect of a housing market permanently altered by devastating price declines, lost equity, imbalances of supply and demand, financial uncertainty and mounting pressure from a rapidly aging population.)

How to Organize a Citywide Garage Sale

(RECAP: Now in its 23nd year, the El Cerrito, California, citywide garage sale is more popular than ever. Its planners offer step-by-step instructions for those who’d like to try this type of event in their community.)

Seven features of an age-in-place community

(RECAP: Will your community be a good one in which to age in place? If it has these seven features, the answer is probably “yes.”)

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