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Lab Report: A Sanctuary City, For One Week Only

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>Walk it back:</b> Last week, Lansing, Michigan’s city council voted to call itself a sanctuary city. Last night it changed its mind, responding to pressure from local businesses, who worried the move “would draw unwelcome attention from the Trump administration,” the …

Lab Report: Carson Says Good HUD Programs Will Be Preserved

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>A HUD-spinning tour:</b> In Miami yesterday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson visited an affordable housing complex that wouldn’t exist without the $950 million HOME investment program that the Trump administration now wants to slash. In a press conference, Carson “cautioned …

California may be the most desirable place to live in the US, but employers can't recruit 'high-performers' thanks to insane housing prices

According to a new report from the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Business Council, exorbitant housing costs in Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the US, are inhibiting employers from attracting "high-performers," or top talent, to their companies.<p>For the study— …

Real Estate

The Surprising Reality Of Living In The South

Over the years, we have all heard the stories of how many African-Americans and others are returning home to the South or moving there in search of a …

North Carolina

Brooklyn-Queens streetcar may be unviable, leaked city memo suggests

The project may prove to be too costly to sustain itself in the long run<p><b>Update, 4/18/17:</b> In an interview with NY1’s Errol Louis (h/t Daily News), Mayor Bill de Blasio conceded that there’s a chance that funding for the BQX may not come through. “We believe this is a vision that can work and can …

As Trump and Texas crack down on illegal immigration, the city of Austin rebels

Days after Donald Trump was elected president, the mayor of this unabashedly liberal Texas capital reassured the vast majority of immigrants here illegally that he would try to keep the city a safe haven for them.<p>"Austin will not waver," Mayor Steve Adler told a crowd of hundreds who gathered …

The White House Is Preparing To Make A Move On The DC Federal Trial Court

The White House counsel's office has interviewed approximately 20 lawyers for four open seats on the federal trial court in Washington, DC. Six candidates confirmed by BuzzFeed News have ties to members of the Trump administration, Republican lawmakers, and prominent conservative judges.<p>WASHINGTON …

So You Want to Build a Trolley…

Five things every streetcar-craving mayor should know.<p>In the classic 1944 movie, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” Judy Garland sings, “I went to lose a jolly hour on the trolley. And lost my heart instead.” American cities today are seriously enamored of trolleys—modern streetcars have popped up in 16 …

Urban Design

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

City land sale clears a path for artist live/work ‘pods’ on Chicago’s South Side

The community-focused project hopes to reactivate vacant land with landscaping and art studios<p>A plan to transform 13 blighted city-owned lots in the Grand Crossing neighborhood into a new landscaped park, community center, sculpture garden, and live/work spaces for artists reached an important …

University of Chicago

The Housing Production Trust Fund is helping people, and its problems are fixable

Last week, we learned about some very serious problems with how DC runs its Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF), a financial tool used to create and …

Tijuana megaproject, Bajalta, delayed twice

One of the most ambitious projects in Tijuana’s history has been delayed twice as a 63-acre site in the middle of the city remains empty.<p>The roughly …

Real Estate

How the Chinese Navigate Urban Sprawl

BEIJING — Bike sharing is the latest obsession to grab the Chinese. In the past year, bike-sharing stations have popped up throughout major cities, helping fuel a resurgence of bike riding in the country’s ever-expanding metropolises.<p>The tech-driven bike-sharing companies have given China’s …

Bike Lanes

What Drove the Driving Downturn?

In an (academic) brawl over sprawl, planners are debating whether compact development contributed to a recent decrease in vehicles miles traveled.<p>Since 2004, driving as measured by the number of vehicle miles traveled declined, reaching a two-decade low in 2012. Slumping figures for VMT per capita, …

World's longest cross-sea bridge one step closer to completion

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, soon to be the world's longest cross-sea passage, is one step closer to being completed.A 2.7-kilometer tunnel, …

Hong Kong

Developer Onni reportedly scoops up H.D. Buttercup buildings in the Arts District

In total, six buildings make up the $34-million purchase<p>With a new real estate purchase on the horizon, Vancouver development company Onni Group is claiming its own little nook in the rapidly transforming Arts District. Citing unnamed sources, The Real Deal reports that Onni is about to add six …

Real Estate

Amazon is taking over Seattle — and residents are calling it 'Amageddon'

Amazon has played a major role in the story of Seattle's development since it moved its corporate offices to the South Lake Union neighborhood in 2010.<p>Amazon continues to grow like crazy. According to its fourth-quarter earnings report in February, Amazon added more than 110,000 employees in 2016, …

Real Estate

Copenhagen's Latest Piece of Cycle Infrastructure Is a "Stupid, Stupid Bridge"

<i>This article was originally published on the blog of Copenhagenize Design Co, titled "Copenhagen's Fantastic & Stupid Bicycle Bridge …

Oslo Is on Track for a Car-Free Future

A new film shows the Norwegian capital’s progress on banning cars downtown by 2019.<p>Oslo is growing faster than just about any other city in Europe—logical, given the Norwegian capital’s famously superb quality of life. But a booming population threatens that status, to an extent. More people means …

A look at the South Loop construction boom

Thousands of apartment units and hotel rooms are on the way to Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood<p>Construction crews are busy adding several major new projects to the South Loop area which will not only reshape the neighborhood’s skyline, but will deliver thousands of new apartment units and hotel …

Skyscrapers

Too Many Roads Already

National politicians on both sides of the political spectrum have come out in favor of an infrastructure bill to build more roads and bridges. …

Roads

Wary of possible court fight, Oakland delays downtown tower OK

OAKLAND — A 634-apartment and retail development that will change the city’s downtown skyline and promises to provide hundreds of jobs and millions …

Urban Design