October 15, 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.

A Look Inside DC’s Shipping Container Apartments

(RECAP: DC has its first residential complex made up of shipping containers. The four-unit complex at 3305 7th Street NE took seven months to build from conception to build-out, according to architect Travis Price.)

Millennials: A Powerful, Suburban Living Generation

(RECAP: The latest survey data on the living preferences of the Millennial generation (born 1982-2003) once again validates the picture of a cohort that, contrary to urban legend, actually prefers the suburbs, even as they prepare to shape the suburbs in their own image.)

A Danish City Is Using GPS to Track (and Help) the Homeless

(RECAP: An opt-in program in Odense aims to use the data to bring services to the homeless where they already congregate. If the plans can teach us anything, it’s that working with and listening to homeless people can create a better city for everyone.)

Remaking Petersburg 

(RECAP: A historic city finds a resurgence. And ground zero is Sycamore Street, a former center of a downtown retail area that runs through the heart of the city's 190-acre Old Towne Historic District.)

What happens when families lose housing assistance? We don't know

(RECAP: A new report uses the federal Moving to Opportunity demonstration to see what happens to households when they stop receiving housing assistance. Findings suggest that HUD and local housing authorities should proceed with caution and make sure families are truly prepared for what is often a very traumatic transition.)

NeighborWorks Training Institute Comes to Washington, DC

(RECAP: December 8-12 will find 2,000 colleagues and peers from around the county sharing a week of cutting-edge learning, best practices and professional development in the areas of community development and nonprofit leadership. Pre-registration ends Nov. 16, and scholarships are available.) 

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