Posts tagged with 'affordable housing'
Managing Diversity and Affordability to Make Cities More Livable
Managing Diversity and Affordability to Make Cities More Livable
How livable a community is depends on many factors like affordability, health, safety, connectivity, infrastructure and services. As cities around the world grow, urbanization can often threaten a city’s livability by causing land prices and housing costs to rise. Moreover, ...
Kirtee Shah: How Urbanization Is Affecting India’s Affordable Housing and Development
Kirtee Shah: How Urbanization Is Affecting India’s Affordable Housing and Development
A renowned architect and Indian activist, Kirtee Shah has an extensive history working internationally to improve the conditions of slums and the poor. Over the years, Shah has served as the president of Habitat Forum in India, been a member ...
6 Features That Make Brazil's Affordable Housing Program Good for People and the Environment
6 Features That Make Brazil's Affordable Housing Program Good for People and the Environment
Brazil’s Minha Casa, Minha Vida (MCMV – “My House, My Life” in English) program was created to provide housing and improve quality of life for low-income families across the country. Currently, more than 9.6 million low- and low-middle income families reside in ...
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How Affordable Housing and TOD Are Coming Together in Brazil
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
With a focus on sustainable urbanism and social justice, Enrique Peñalosa used a wide variety of people-oriented policies that helped transform Bogotá. Photo by Colin Hughes/Flickr.
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Enrique Peñalosa leads Bogotá’s inclusive urban transformation
This is the seventh entry in the Urbanism Hall of Fame series, exclusive to TheCityFix. This series is intended to inform people about the leading paradigms surrounding sustainable transport and urban planning and the thinkers behind them. By presenting their many stories, TheCityFix ...
Transit and residential neighborhoods: Questioning the affordability of residential neighborhoods around Metro Rail stations, a Delhi case study
Transit and residential neighborhoods: Questioning the affordability of residential neighborhoods around Metro Rail stations, a Delhi case study
Large-scale mass transit projects such as the Delhi Metro Rail often lead to transit-oriented development (TOD) that can enhance quality of life, but also compromise housing affordability. Planning authorities in urban areas around the world have acknowledged the need for ...
Cinema has the power to influence our perceptions on sustainable transport, and confront us with tough questions about the future of urban transport. Photo by Tama Leaver/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Cinema shows the power of sustainable transport
Movies have the power to shape our perceptions of love, of adventure, and of growing up. More subtly, movies also have the ability to shape our perceptions of small things, like how we interpret different cities, clothing brands, and even transport ...
Research Recap, March 26: Urban Highways, Unaffordable Housing, Driving Distractions
Research Recap, March 26: Urban Highways, Unaffordable Housing, Driving Distractions
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Highways EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, released a new study last week on urban highways. ...
New Research: Affordability of American Communities Has Declined Since 2000
New Research: Affordability of American Communities Has Declined Since 2000
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), a creative think-tank that conducts research on sustainable communities, released the latest version of its Housing + Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index with data from the most recent U.S. Census. The updated and expanded H+T® Index ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment, Living Cities hosted panel discussions on Tuesday on leadership, innovation and problem-solving mechanisms in urban areas. Living Cities was established in 1991 by philanthropists and corporate leaders who believed that real change in ...
Kickstarter Gives a Boost to Sustainable Urban Development
Kickstarter Gives a Boost to Sustainable Urban Development
A new project listed on Kickstarter, a crowdsourced fundraising platform, is asking for support to create a documentary on gentrification in Brooklyn, New York. The documentary, “My Brooklyn,”  will explore the public policies of the past 10 years that have led to gentrification. ...
New Report: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
New Report: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
The District of Columbia Office of Planning, in cooperation with the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology, released a study that found transportation costs range from $8,500 to $25,000 per household in the D.C. region. The report,  “H+T in DC: Housing + Transportation ...
Priced Out of Housing and Into the Car
Priced Out of Housing and Into the Car
Throughout the current recession, a pattern has been emerging that has fascinated – and sometimes excited – urban planners and policymakers.  Home values in cities and close-in suburbs have been falling less than those in far-flung suburban areas.  (See articles ...
Tata Gives India the "World's Cheapest Home," But What Does That Mean For Cities?
Tata Gives India the "World's Cheapest Home," But What Does That Mean For Cities?
Some companies seek to fill market niches, but the Tata Group is increasingly known for filling market chasms.  Tata boldly transformed the international auto industry late last year when it announced its intention to release the 115,000 rupee (US$2,500) Nano, ...
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