July 2, 2014

Beyond Bricks and Sticks

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

Rocking the walking: Millennials drive new urban spaces

(RECAP: In many cities, planners and residents who once opposed dense urban spaces are shifting gears. In places such as White Flint, Md., near Washington, D.C., neighborhood groups mobilized around a major new development and demanded higher density "because they wanted great urbanism that their kids could walk to.")

How Good Data Can Help Low-Income Elderly Age in Community

(RECAP: We need to envision a new kind of housing provider that recognizes how prevalent aging in community is becoming, understands the challenges facing low-income older adults and wants to be part of the solution.)

The Effects of NIMBY and How to Overcome Them

(RECAP: This is Part 4 in a series on NIMBY and affordable housing, and continues a discussion of the results of a survey of affordable housing developers in New York State on their experiences of community opposition to their development projects.)

StoryCorps Looks To Record Disability Experience

(RECAP: As the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches next year, a new project is launching to encourage people within the disability community to share their stories.)

27 Musicians And Their Hits Reimagined As Buildings

(RECAP: What if you could live inside your favorite songs, from "Bohemian Rhapsody" to "Space Oddity?" These sonic fortresses—from sleekly designed small-scale homes to funkier buildings that could be apartments or symphony halls—come together in a city truly built on rock 'n' roll.)

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