Tag Archives: Housing Options

From NIMBY to YIMBY: Making a More Compelling Case for Housing

​ Overcoming neighborhood opposition is often the highest hurdle facing developers of affordable housing, but a new wave of advocates and grass-roots groups—sometimes called YIMBYs for “yes in my backyard”—are working to build community support for new affordable housing. Read more... Read more

Chicago Community Replies to Gentrification With Inclusive Arts Space

Chicago’s Nancy Maldonado/Paseo Boricua Arts Center will replace four derelict buildings — including the former site of the long-vacant Ashland Sausage Company — and provide housing for about 30 artists. One- and two-bedroom apartments will double as studios where they can work and showcase their pieces. A 100-seat theater and gallery will be on the ground level. Read more... Read more

TOD Corridor Course – Sequencing for Implementation

​The Transit- oriented development (TOD) Corridor Course webinar series presents the concept of TOD and the different tools, concepts, and strategies used to apply TOD at the corridor level. Developed in partnership with the World Bank, this eight module course identifies TOD as a strategy for cities to become more sustainable, competitive, and socially inclusive. Learn more and register... Read more

Pittsburgh Urban Farm Aims to Combine Housing and Healthy Eating

​ The Hilltop Alliance, a nonprofit community advocacy group that works in 11 south Pittsburgh neighborhoods, began the long and arduous process of reinventing the now-vacant St. Clair Village site. Their vision: a 23-acre urban farm and a new affordable housing development. Read more... Read more

Why Sacramento Plans to Demolish and Replace an Entire Neighborhood

​Sacramento’s Twin Rivers housing project has long been one of the city’s most isolated neighborhoods; that is about to change. The city’s redevelopment agency and a national developer plan to tear down the entire community and its 218 outdated units and replace it with a denser, mixed-income urban village that will house many more people, not all of them poor. Read more... Read more

More Citified ‘Main Streets’ Coming to a Suburb Near You

Imagine if your bank, favorite restaurant and home were all in one place. The King of Prussia Town Center is one of these communities. It’s one of several such complexes in the Philadelphia region that developers are building or have built to resemble traditional town centers to fill the growing demand for one-stop environments. Read more... Read more
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