URBANISM & DESIGN$700M to Help Elevate New Orleans Homes Lost
A new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development paints a grim picture of a program that was supposed to help Louisiana's Katrina victims protect their homes from future storms - to the tune of $700 million in misplaced taxpayer money.
URBAN ISSUESPittsburgh's Neighborhood Engagement Efforts
Rebuilding Place in Urban Space
One aspect of the current PLANPGH comprehensive land use planning process in the City of Pittsburgh is to my way of thinking a good example of how to do neighborhood-based planning as an element of the overall process.
URBAN ISSUESHousing Hardest Cut of Sequestration
Sequestration is largely designed to prevent cuts in targeted anti-poverty programs, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development's various housing assistant programs are an exception.
TRANSPORTNew Frontiers in Transit Denial
This just in from the BBC: Technology giant Philips corporation sent some people to the extremely busy Singapore bus system to imagine an alternative to typical fixed-route bus service.
Jeff Wood, Reconnecting America's New Media Director and Chief Cartographer, collects news stories and blog posts about transit and transit-oriented development from around the country and posts them at TheDirectTransfer.com. Jeff then takes the top 10 articles in each of five categories and sends that out as Other Side of the Tracks email newsletter. The content of that email is then posted here.