The more we look at this Strong Towns feature the more of a knockout it becomes. The author was part of a municipal financial data project in a US city recently. Part of the project’s output was a map of local costs and revenues. Check out the cost of those post-war ‘burbs for this fairly typical North American city, you’ll be amazed.
The real reason your city has no money
Then they came for the suburbs. And I did nothing because I didn’t have a car, or a job, medical coverage, or mortgage insurance.
Hopefully the Trump presidency will be shortened by litigation, impeachment, or the man’s general unfitness.
Meantime, looks like Prince Cheeto isn’t wasting time putting the boots to people.
On his first day in office, Trump raises taxes on middle-class homebuyers
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After having read the recent non-fiction bestseller Evicted we feared no good news about housing could ever come out of Milwaukee barring a full scale miracle. Then we read a little about a sensible undertaking in that US city that seeks to answer to the problem of the ‘missing middle’. Nice.
Transforming a ‘barracks’ into a neighborhood. Connecting housing by using a neighborhood pattern improves the lives of moderate income residents
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For more about the types of housing it might behoove North Americans to look into a little more assertively:
The decline of manufacturing in the United States can now be seen as the source of a painful menace to public health.
As jobs left the US, suicides rose
Canadian journalist Yves Engler surveys the political life of sprawl and finds it all a little lacking. It does seem pretty easy to attach dispersed living to right-of-centre values.
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A new medical school in Texas takes aim at the societal underpinnings of poverty and social difficulty. And get this, it does so with support from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
In Texas, cross-sector partnerships to fight suburban poverty
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An alarming feature from Bloomberg describes the impact of climate change on public housing in America. Storms and rising sea levels have already put pressure on vulnerable tenants. Questions are arising faster than answers, let alone resources, regarding this matter.
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How on Earth could anyone think a whack-job Manhattan zillionaire hijacking the Republican Party and then the Presidency represents the beginnings of anything good for America? For America’s poor? Nope. Nope. Nope.
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