Housing

Affordability | Design | Special Needs | Homelessness | Regulation and Public Policy | Housing Market

Affordability

Slum Dwellers are Defying Brazil's Grand Design for the Olympicsan article from The New York Times: if Brazil learns to respect our choice to stay in our homes, the Olympics will be something to celebrate in the end.

Beyond Affordable Housing, creating opportunities in every community and closing the racial gaps – Medium from MIT Urban Planning

What is Affordable Housing?, a CUB (The Center of Urban Pedagogy) guide for NYC Envisioning Development Toolkit, of January 2010, explaining affordable housing.

How To Build a Thoreau Cabin For Under $1,000 , a Dan West's article from the Walden Labs website, of September 21st 2014, about the affordability of this cabin's model.

Trading Parking Lots for Affordable Housing , a Michael Kimmelman's article from the The New York Times, of September 14th 2014, about how the ‘9 x 18’ Plan Ties Development Rules to Public Benefits

Renting Prosperity, a Daniel Gross' article from the The Wall Street Journal, of May 5th 2012, about the nation's character shift from owners to an economy permanently on the move

The Integration Debate: Competing Futures for American Cities, a 2011 review written by Dr. Varady about The Integration Debate, edited by Chester Hartman and Greg Squires, 2010

Across Nation, Housing Costs Rise as Burden, a 2006 article from the New York Times about housing costs rising nationwide between 2000 and 2005

Housing for the Homeless Gets New Look in Columbus, a 2010 article from the Business Courier about a supportive housing development in Columbus and its possible use as a model in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood

Affordable housing May Come Factory Built, a 2007 article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer about modular apartments as an affordable housing solution

Design Matters, a web catalog of affordable housing case studies

Inclusionary Housing, Incentives, and Land Value Recapture, a 2009 report on inclusionary housing regulation and programs from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Affordable Housing Design Advisor - a web resource on design in affordable housing

Affordable Housing and Smart Growth: Making the Connection, a 2001 report from the Smart Growth Network and the National Neighborhood Coalition


Design

Pivoting Skyscrapers in Dubai and Moscow, an informational presentation with music by Jesse Cook.

AIAS Livable Design Competition winners - winning designs that create urban communities suitable for seniors and aging.

Universal Design Guidebook - a guide to desinging buildings and facilities to meet everyone’s needs.

Environmental Geriatrics, a website by Cornell University with information about senior-centric architectural interior design.

The Land of Rising Conservation, a 2007 article from the New York Times about one family’s use of residential technology and lifestyle choices to limit their energy consumption

Physical Culture; From Kitchen to the Wild in 30 Seconds, a 2006 article from the New York Times about a trend in subdivision design to include running trails

Nature on the Threshold, a 2006 article from the New York Times about biophilic interior design as a means of improving indoor air quality

Meeting in the Middle, a 2007 article from the Oregonian about an infill detached cohousing condominium development in Portland, Oregon

Affordable housing May Come Factory Built, a 2007 article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer about modular apartments as an affordable housing solution

Design Matters, a web catalog of affordable housing case studies

Affordable Housing Design Advisor - a web resource on design in affordable housing

Defying the Odds on a Project in Skid Row, a 2007 New York Times architecture review article about a housing project in Los Angeles designed for the chronically homeless


Special Needs

Ready to roost: Residents settle in at Anchorage 'cohousing' community - Alaska Dispatch News from Planetizen’s Tweet

Reader Questions on the Trump Transition - tracking questions on the Trump transition from CityLab

AIAS Livable Design Competition winners - winning designs that create urban communities suitable for seniors and aging.

Universal Design Guidebook - a guide to desinging buildings and facilities to meet everyone’s needs.

Many Baby Boomers Have New Homes, Money on Their Minds, a 2005 Del Webb survey of Baby Boomers’ housing preferences, financial needs, and work plans.

Active-Adult Builders Target Urban Localities, a 2005 article from The Wall Street Journal concerning a trend in older adult housing that is responding retirees’ and empty nesters’ unwillingness to move far for new housing.

Some New Ideas on Elder Housing, a 2006 article in The Post about senior co-housing as an alternative to nursing homes.

New Models for Future Retirement: A Study of College/University Linked Retirement Communities, a 2003 doctoral dissertation from the University of Michigan

Baby Boomer Housing Market Segment Profile completed for the Niehoff Urban Studio, 2008

Environmental Geriatrics, a website by Cornell University with information about senior-centric architectural interior design.

Housing and Community for Aging Baby Boomers, a PowerPoint presentation from the UC DAAP Center for Design Research and Innovation.

Case study, press, and report bibliography on collegiate-affiliated retirement communities from Campus Continuum

The Green House Project, a web resource on the Green House model alternative to the traditional nursing home

Urban, Luxurious, Diverse: Experts See New Trends in 50+ Housing Market, an article on active-adult senior living development trends expressed at the 2005 Building for Boomers & Beyond: Seniors Housing Symposium

As Good As a Five-Star Hotel, a 2005 article from the National Post about Baby Boomers’ uniquely active retirement housing needs

Condotels: A Branded Urban Lifestyle For Second-Home Owners, a 2006 article from Investor’s Business Daily describing the condotel trend and its popularity with Baby Boomers

Living Environments for an Aging Population Who are Not Aging, an article about projected Baby Boomer retirement housing needs and lifestyle preferences


Homelessness

Defying the Odds on a Project in Skid Row, a 2007 New York Times architecture review article about a housing project in Los Angeles designed for the chronically homeless


Regulation and Public Policy

Active Living for Older Adults: Management Strategies for Healthy and Livable Communities, a 2003 report from the International City/County Management Association that details public policy strategies for promoting physical activity for seniors.

Tax Breaks Drive a Philadelphia Boom, a 2006 New York Times article about tax incentives’ role in encouraging a major housing development in downtown Philadelphia

Design Matters, a web catalog of affordable housing case studies

Inclusionary Housing, Incentives, and Land Value Recapture, a 2009 report on inclusionary housing regulation and programs from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy


Housing Market

Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place: chapters 1 and 4 from this book on urban housing from an economist’s perspective.

Young Buyers Want Better, Not Bigger, a 2006 New York Times article about the popularity of New Urbanist style residential subdivisions among younger house buyers.

Many Baby Boomers Have New Homes, Money on Their Minds, a 2005 Del Webb survey of Baby Boomers’ housing preferences, financial needs, and work plans.

Active-Adult Builders Target Urban Localities, a 2005 article from The Wall Street Journal concerning a trend in older adult housing that is responding retirees’ and empty nesters’ unwillingness to move far for new housing.

Baby Boomer Housing Market Segment Profile completed for the Niehoff Urban Studio, 2008

A Residential Market Study of the Center City, Cincinnati, OH, a 2005 report prepared for Downtown Cincinnati Inc. by Property Advisors Corporation