August 13, 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.

Solutions 2014 Conference

(RECAP: November 18-20, this national conference on state and local housing policy will focus on the best practices that are helping communities across the U.S. meet affordable housing challenges.)

Demographia City Sector Maps Available

(RECAP: Maps have been published illustrating City Sector Model functional urban classifications for the 52 major U.S. metropolitan areas. The nearly 9,000 zip code tabulation areas of major metropolitan areas are categorized by functional characteristics, including urban form, density and travel behavior.)

Founding Member Profile: District of Columbia Leading Next Generation Urban Revitalization

(RECAP: Sustainable DC is Washington, DC’s plan to make the nation’s capital the healthiest, greenest and most livable city in the nation by 2032. The plan prescribes 143 discreet actions aimed at addressing four challenge areas and seven targeted solutions that cross energy, food, nature, transportation, waste, water and the built environment.)

What Do We Do With Old Public Payphones?

(RECAP: Resurrecting cities' phone-booth systems with Wi-Fi hotspots, tiny art galleries and more.)

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