Gentrification is an issue in only a handful of urban neighborhoods, according to a new report. The real problem is growing areas of "concentrated poverty.
Watch Phoenix's empty lots turn from a sprawling wasteland into vibrant urban communities.
Author Mark Dery charts America's ecocidal obsession with nice grass
But the point of these maps isn't -- believe it or not -- to give city-dwellers one more reason to gloat.
The continent's booming new economic zones are outstripping the ability of weak central governments to retain their hold on them.
The following is a list of books conservatives should read to understand how we got in our current transportation cul-de-sac. After reading this selection one cannot help but think our current situation is a big mess created by greed, corruption, incompetence and hopelessly misguided progressivism. The inspiration for this list came from "the canon" developed by my friend William S. Lind for the U.S. Marine Corps to further understanding of the development of the four generations of modern warfare. The canon, consisting of seven books, if read in the prescribed order will take the reader through the first, second, third and fourth generation warfare. As a friend of mine in the US Marines remarked on the list, "Even if the guy is a total rock, he'll get it after reading the canon." The transportation reading list revealed in this paper is still a work in progress, so the order is not so precise and story not yet fully chronicled in a critical way. Yet, the accounts cited below should convey to the reader a general sense of how we reached our current dilemma (or debacle, if you will).
Skeptics of Montgomery County's proposal to allow homeowners to build accessory apartments more easily claim it will change or harm single-family neighborhoods. But recent trends in housing suggest that those neighborhoods will change anyway. Slightly less than half of Montgomery households live in single-family homes today, and pretty soon they may no longer be
If boomer retirees keep flooding suburbs, the cost of providing for them soars. Can we get them to cities, instead?