January 26, 2017

Beyond Bricks and Sticks

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


(RECAP: In Housing 2020, Housing Virginia looks at the future of housing in Virginia through four lenses – Demographics, Economics, Finance and the Greening of our Housing Stock. In each of these areas the organization worked with an expert to identify and communicate what these changes are and what we need to understand about these trends.)

Technology + Housing = More Accessible Health Care

(RECAP: Seniors, new immigrants and residents with other challenges often don’t access health advice when they most need it. Can incorporating telemedicine into housing help make this connection?)

NCGBCS White Paper Looks at Role of Existing Building Codes

(RECAP: Communities across the U.S. are faced with decaying, blighted and vacant existing buildings, yet half of all states don’t enforce existing building codes at the state level. In this white paper, the National Council of Governments on Building Codes and Standards examines effective strategies for promoting the adoption of existing building codes, as well as developing and implementing educational and training programs.)

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