November 6, 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.

Analysis: Who's Moving to Your State?

(RECAP: States welcomed more than 8.9 million new residents in 2012. Census data paints a portrait of each state’s new crop of residents, showing significant variation across different demographic groups.)

City Sustainability Must Begin With Reinvestment in Neighborhoods

(RECAP: Neighborhoods are where development decisions are made and where increments of change actually take place, as well as where residents and workers experience the city environment on an everyday basis. Quite literally, sustainability starts in the neighborhood.)

Watch Arlington’s “Bikeswell”

(RECAP: Arlington produced a half-hour documentary about its bike planning efforts, and how it became one of the east coast’s best cycling towns.)

Home Sharing Meets Growing Need for Senior Housing Alternative

(RECAP: While meeting companionship and home maintenance needs but without offering medical care, home sharing is rising in some areas as an affordable alternative to traditional assisted living and independent living communities designed for the aging population.)

Sustainable Design and Green Building Toolkit for Local Governments

(RECAP: Developed by the EPA, this toolkit is designed to assist local governments in identifying and removing barriers to sustainable design and green building within their permitting process.)

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