A stalled King County (Seattle area) committee on homelessness looks to a post head-tax world.
Advocates for the homeless say that while serious, they are a small fraction of such crime scene .
A survey of a section of downtown San Francisco quantified feces, hypodermic needles, and garbage littering the heart of the city.
Housing and community development
No bargains found.
It’s not so simple.
According to a 2017 report published by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, “The lack of new, more affordable rentals is in part a consequence of sharply rising construction costs, including labor and materials.” The Harvard report goes on to say, “Tight land use regulations also add to costs by limiting the land zoned for higher-density housing and entailing lengthy approval processes.“
A Washington, D.C. lawyer has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city that claims that the city’s housing and urban renewal policies have discriminated against some of the District’s longest-standing residents in favor of attracting millennial renters. The suit is seeking more than $1 billion in damages.
Real estate demand and supply
With 223,000 jobs added, May became the 92nd straight month of employment additions.
Investment volumes in Tokyo more than doubled to US$9.1 billion in the three months to March just beating New York.
Could “mid-tech” jobs elevate more people and non-coastal places? — www.brookings.edu
A surprisingly large share of classic tech jobs are actually quite accessible to workers without a bachelor’s degree.
Whether rental rates are shooting through the roof or dropping like a lead balloon, journalists are busy in the news room churning out sensationalized headlines.
Retail REITs rallied after the U.S. Supreme Court closed a loophole that had allowed online retailers to avoid sales tax.
Transportation, transit and parking
This is part two in a three part mini-series about how accessory dwelling units — -in-law apartments and backyard cottages — -change the urban carbon footprint.
Brooklyn bus drivers know how to fix the transit system — www.citylab.com
The people who know buses best have ideas about how to reform the system, according to a survey of 373 Brooklyn bus operators.
Hartford got rid of parking minimums.
The billionaire conservative Koch brothers are waging a sophisticated fight against new rail projects and bus routes.
The Union of Concerned Scientists has published a report that attempts to quantify in economic terms the extent of possible damage and loss from rising sea levels.
Timber may hold one key to staving off a plastics-induced garbage apocalypse.