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Bill de Blasio Picks His First Housing Fight

For months after his election, the press speculated about how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio would act toward the real estate industry. Would be …

Housing

Durban Moves Its Slum-Dwellers Into Converted Office Buildings

In a high-rise apartment in downtown Durban, Tizzie Gomba surveys her tidy little home with obvious satisfaction. It’s modest, clean and safe. Best …

Detroit Launches Website to Auction Homes to Residents, Not Developers

There is no lack of housing stock in Detroit. Want to rehab an old house? There are plenty to choose from, assuming you’re willing to take on the …

Real Estate

How Immigration Is Building a More Resilient Baltimore

Baltimore has long been a place that transcends its physical location. Its accents and charm set it in the South, its economy resembles that of the …

Philly Uses High-Tech Solution to Keep Kids in Touch With Incarcerated Moms

An arrest can start with a knock on the door, or perhaps a roadside apprehension. Sometimes it happens right in the courtroom. However a person …

Cities

Living Without Water in Detroit

Two weeks ago, there was a knock on the front door of Nicole Hill, a 41-year-old woman in northwest Detroit. It was after 2 a.m., but she was awake, …

Water

How a Barn-Raising Spirit Sustains Community Assets in Baltimore

The Duncan Street Community Garden in East Baltimore was teeming with food and flowers on a glorious summer day. I was feeling good — but maybe not</i> …

Cities

Region shows job growth, but wages remain stagnant

The Barren River Area Development District is among the top regions in the state for highest job growth since the 2008-09 recession.<p>The Kentucky …

Program helps children grow in more ways than one

Seed to Sale, a new urban garden project at Parkland Boys Girls Club, was announced on Wednesday.?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = …

XML

Proceeds from Richie Farmer auction used to plant urban garden in Louisville

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Closed Captioning

Cooperative organic farming takes root in Kentucky

The ideas of cooperative work are central to many movements in Latin America. Nelson Escobar has brought those ideas from his home in El Salvador to …

Farming

Green Infrastructure: A Landscape Approach

Green infrastructure is starting to mean different things to different people, said David Rouse, ASLA, a landscape architect and planner at Wallace, …

Residents bringing street Improvements to 4th and Oak intersection

Abandoned buildings, lots challenge for city

CLOSE<p>Louisville West End native Montoya Ware shares some of her poetry over footage of abandoned homes and demolition around Louisville.<p>No one looks …

'Tiny house' movement comes to Louisville

CLOSE<p>Long popular in cities where housing costs are high, tiny houses are coming to the Louisville area. Zachary Hornsby and Stephen Lewis talk about …

Louisville receives $250,000 arts grant

Hazard also gets $50,000 grant<p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June, 25, 2014) — Louisville is receiving a $250,000 national arts grant to develop a unique Creative …

A New Portal to Pair Eager Developers and Underused Properties

OpportunitySpace is a website where city governments can link up with private investors looking for development data.<p>Back in April, Louisville's WDRB posted an affecting story about Louisville Gardens, the former Jefferson County Armory, which opened in 1905. It has sat vacant for decades. …

Parking the 195 land

We will take second place to no one in our love for parks, yet we must applaud the Route 195 Redevelopment District Commission for questioning an …

Sydney Opera House

David Brussat: No need for preservation veto on 195

Should Rhode Island�s state office of historic preservation have a veto over the design of buildings proposed for the land I once described as a …

Architecture

Route 195 panel seeks more park designs for former highway land in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. � Landscape architects and designers offered plenty of images to the Route 195 Redevelopment District Commission Monday night of …

Urban Design

East Providence Works to Develop Its Waterfront

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Like the rest of Rhode Island, this city of 49,000 people has experienced its share of ups and downs in the past decade, …

The art that's driving Detroit out of the doldrums

In the wake of plans to sell off the entire Detroit Institute of Art collection, a new exhibition proves the beleaguered motor city is no cultural backwater<p>In its heyday, Detroit was known as the Paris of the west, a post-industrial jewel of architecture and art. But this year the city went bust, …

A Bold Attempt to Bring Leather-Making Back to Detroit

A watch strap is an easy thing to take for granted, until it breaks on you. Only then do you realize that a well-made strap, while not as technically …

Poll: Which of six design options is best for Detroit's I-375?

The stretch connecting I-75 to the eastern portion of Downtown Detroit is in need of $60-$70 million in repairs, and pressure to make room for …