July 9, 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.

Some Cities Are Spurring the End of Sprawl

(RECAP: A new report claims there's an historic shift in suburbs from being car-dependent to walkable places, blurring the lines between "urban" and "suburban.")

Lifting the Voices of Housing Voucher Holders

(RECAP: Logistically, it is difficult for voucher tenants to be heard in the policy arena or within their local housing authorities. That is even more true for families in mobility programs. Housingmobility.org aims to address this gap.)

By Design | The Franchising of Architecture

(RECAP: Building in a place where you don’t live, it’s easy to experiment, even to be outlandish. On the other hand, an architect building in his hometown is aware that he, his neighbors, his colleagues and his friends will have to live with the result.)

Forbes: New Models Give Rise to Senior Housing Alternatives

(RECAP: Reimagining what a community looks like and applying technology to meet home health care needs can help seniors stay in their homes for longer, according to The National Aging in Place Council, Forbes reports.)

How to make cycletracks public art

(RECAP: Most cycletracks around the US use flexposts or concrete curbs to separate the bike lane from car traffic. A few use other methods like parking stops or zebras, but there are better-looking options available.)

FCC Launches American Sign Language Support Line for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

(RECAP: People using videophones can be connected to an ASL Consumer Specialist who can help file informal complaints, provide information and answer questions about technology-related laws and regulations.)

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