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Reality check: HOA managers face decline of their industry, like it or not

By Deborah A Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>How many times have we heard representatives from HOA industry trade groups utter the words, …

Housing

The Heart’s True Home

David H. RoperEcclesiastes 3:10–11[God] has . . . set eternity in the human heart. Ecclesiastes 3:11We had a West Highland Terrier for a number of …

Evangelical Christianity

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Harvest and Thanksgiving

Dave BranonGenesis 8:15–9:3Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field. Exodus 23:16Several thousand …

Evangelical Christianity

Canadian PhD student makes groundbreaking cancer discovery

A PhD candidate at Queen’s University has discovered a novel DNA binder that could “switch off” cancer cells and prevent them from spreading.<p><b>READ</b> …

Cancer

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Homeowners thankful for HOA Fair Housing legal victory

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Just in time for Thanksgiving, U.S. District Judge William Alsup has awarded a substantial class …

Housing

One of the biggest names in the auto industry says no one will own a car in 20 years

• <b>Longtime auto executive Bob Lutz says the days of the personal car are numbered.</b>• <b><br>Massive autonomous fleets will replace vehicles as we know them.</b>• <b><br>The end of the automobile could arrive in 20 years.</b><p>Bob Lutz is a former Marine who worked for Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and BMW, usually as the …

Transportation

Helicopter Seeds

David C. McCaslandJohn 12:23–33Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many …

Evangelical Christianity

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Do “open meeting” and “open record” laws apply to all HOA, condo, & co-ops?

It may surprise readers to learn that the answer varies by state.<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>One of the goals of <i>IAC</i> is to make …

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5 trends shaping the future of suburbs

A new report by the Urban Land Institute and RCLCO dispels common assumptions about the ‘burbs<p>Urban cores and downtowns may see most of the press, but for the foreseeable future, suburbs will be where population and job growth are happening in the United States. According to <i>Housing in the Evolving</i> …

New high-end developments bring the city to the suburbs

How new mixed-use communities embrace urbanism and placemaking, ditch golf courses and malls<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Property Lines</i><i>, a column by Curbed senior reporter Patrick Sisson that spotlights real estate trends and hot housing markets across the country. Comments, tips, and suggestions on where</i> …

Urban Design

How do you build a place that people want to live in? Look to the past and listen to locals

Regional Growth Funds, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Northern Powerhouse: successive UK governments have over the past few years tried to boost productivity and development outside of London with a series of buzzword-driven policies.<p>Chancellor Philip Hammond relaxed borrowing rules to launch a …

Urban Design

Here's What the Future of City Planning Looks Like

We chat with Ford's John Kwant about the changing landscape of urban design and what’s next for America’s “smart cities.”<p>Sixty years ago, the American middle class began fleeing inner cities and pushing to their boundaries, creating a suburban sprawl that made large swathes of the country …

Cities

It's time for a new conversation about L.A.’s future

For what may be a brief moment in Los Angeles, planning is hot. Measure S, the slow-growth, anti-development initiative, failed at the ballot box but succeeded in one very big way: It drew attention to the city’s broken land-use process and the need for a new comprehensive vision for how Los …

Cities

How to Make Urban Highways Vanish

Thanks to this free open-source mapping tool, you can digitally demolish your city’s loathed urban expressways and reveal what lies beneath.<p>Imagine there’s no highway, it’s easy if you try—even easier, since now there’s a map for that. With this latest cartographic venture, you can make the …

The Next Big Thing In Urban Planning? Backyard Cottages

Hear us out.<p>As the days of suburban sprawl give way to those of urban density in U.S. metros–“smart growth,” most call it–providing sufficient housing remains a challenge. Decades of planning regulations and highway patterns support single-family homes built far outside a city center. Even in areas …

Your Car-Centric City Is Why You’re Fat

An in-depth study compares the health of people in older, compact cities with those in newer, less-walkable communities. The conclusion is stark.<p>What is the relationship between urban planning and public health? Do denser cities with sidewalks and cycling infrastructure have healthier communities? …

Urban Design

The Increasingly Bloated American Dream

American homes are getting bigger and bigger. But it doesn't need to be that way.<p>Even as the housing market has bounced back, it has become increasingly skewed toward bigger, less affordable homes. According to recent U.S. Census figures, 43 percent of new homes sold for more than $300,000, while …

Housing

What France Can Teach U.S. Cities About Transit Design

What the French gamely call the "art of insertion" is really a multimodal understanding of streets.<p>Leave it to the French to refer to proper tram design as "the art of insertion."<p>It will be a long time until Americans are comfortable enough with sexual innuendo to appropriate that term. But there's …

Cities

Can America’s Desert Cities Adapt Before They Dry Out And Die?

Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and many other western cities are all growing fast–and are all running out of water.<p>Los Angeles traffic is worse than usual as hordes of parched citizens evacuate a concrete tomb that once supported millions of lives. Savvy entrepreneurs are selling bottled water …

Cities

A brilliant visualization of population density across 9 cities

Here's a great graphic from LSE Cities that depicts population density in a much more granular and telling way than a simple summary statistic like people per square mile could:<p>One thing to note here is that while it's tempting to interpret the tall bars as indicating tall buildings, that's not …

Maps

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Urban Design

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and …

Renewable Energy

The Film That Launched America's Debate About the Suburbs

The city is over. That's an argument we've heard before. We're hearing it again now, an apparent backlash against the past decade's trend toward new urbanism, with its live/work city lofts, mixed uses, and rooftop gardens.<p>For over a decade, this trend has brought young urban professionals and …

Cities

The Best U.S. Cities for People 35 and Under (Based On What They Like)

While there are thousands of “best places to live” lists, hardly any of them focus on the world’s most important population segment: Americans under …

Cities

The world’s most “liveable” cities

WHILE residents of Melbourne enjoy another year in the world’s most liveable city, according to the 2015 Global Liveability Ranking from our …

Cities

Can tech companies thrive outside major cities?

Canada boasts a special relationship with small cities and towns, and without them, Canada wouldn't be the country it is today. After big industries sprinkled factories across Canadian small towns, Canadians flocked to these places that represented the opportunity to live the "Canadian dream." But …

Cities