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Backyard solutions to urban planning issues

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Hundreds of visitors flocked to a new, 420-square-foot cottage in West Berkeley to examine the tiny, sustainably designed "accessory home" as a possible wave of the future.

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Hmmm, I seem to remember a similar concept known as Katrina Cottages, or Mississippi Cottages being discussed well before this.  Mississippi leading the way?

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Real estate survey shows broad support for biking and walking commutes - Washington Post

Real estate survey shows broad support for biking and walking commutes Washington Post Respondents to a survey by the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute, an international real estate research group, overwhelmingly said that the region would...
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Mobile to partner with Dog River Clearwater Revival to install a better litter trap

Mobile to partner with Dog River Clearwater Revival to install a better litter trap | Real Estate Sector | Scoop.it
The Mobile City Council will vote on whether to enter a public-private partnership with the environmental watchdog group to purchase a much more stronger and durable litter trap in Dog River.
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Stranded in suburbia: Why aren’t Americans moving to the city?

Stranded in suburbia: Why aren’t Americans moving to the city? | Real Estate Sector | Scoop.it
It's going to take more than wishful thinking to convince Americans to move back to the urban core.

 

While some urban pundits have been projecting a decline of suburbia, the numbers haven't born that out.  How come?  What will that mean for society?  How does urban planning account for cultural and economic preferences?    


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Meagan Harpin's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:02 PM

Because of lack of jobs in our economy today most college kids move back home with mom and dad after school. This means parents can move out of the suburbs if the so choose. Cities also have a bad rep, they are seen as violent and dirty and poverty filled and the schools in the cities arent always the best. All of these leave many families choosing suburbs first or leaving the cities for them. 

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GAO calls for national federal real estate strategy - Washington Business Journal (blog)

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GAO calls for national federal real estate strategy Washington Business Journal (blog) The Government Accountability Office is calling for a national strategy to help the federal government resolve the challenges of managing its multibillion-dollar...
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In residential real estate, bid farewell to the 'master bedroom' - Washington Business Journal

In residential real estate, bid farewell to the 'master bedroom' -  Washington Business Journal

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Downtowns: What's Behind America's Most Surprising Real Estate Boom - Forbes

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Over the past decade, Louisville, Ky., converted much of its subsidized housing downtown to market-rate real estate, and it expanded retail offerings.
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Miami real estate revival a boon for Latin American developers - Reuters

Miami real estate revival a boon for Latin American developers - Reuters | Real Estate Sector | Scoop.it
Miami real estate revival a boon for Latin American developers Reuters The condos were snapped up by cash-rich Latin Americans who have flocked to Miami real estate, helping to spur an unexpected rebound in a market that only three years ago stood...
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Real estate market braces for sequester - WAVY-TV

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Steele said the overall area has seen an upturn in the real estate market the past several months and they don't want anything affecting people's ability to buy now.
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Real Estate Trends: Buyers Seeking Walkable Communities; Vibrant Downtowns - Patch.com

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Real Estate Trends: Buyers Seeking Walkable Communities; Vibrant Downtowns
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House hunters searching for properties are more interested in living in walkable communities like Downers Grove, according to real estate experts.
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4 BRs, $29750 a Month: a Story of Inflation - Bloomberg

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It was, as Dennis Hughes, the real estate agent handling the listing puts it, an “iconic” building then, and it remains so now. It's a time capsule of luxury living.
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20 Most Romantic Cities in America - AOL Real Estate (blog)

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20 Most Romantic Cities in AmericaAOL Real Estate (blog)AOL Real Estate. Home for Sale; Rentals; Articles; Home Values. More Sites you might like.
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$2.5M in enhancements set for Fondren District

Upgrades are coming to the Fondren Business District, a move that community leaders applaud as the area continues to see a boom in business and population growth.
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S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through November 2012, released today for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, showed home prices rose 4.5% for the 10-City Composite and 5.5% for the 20-City Composite in the 12 months ending in November 2012.

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The Rise of the Young Buyer - Wall Street Journal

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The Rise of the Young Buyer Wall Street Journal In recent years, low interest rates coupled with lower real-estate prices had also made it easier for people in their 20s and early 30s—whom demographers refer to as "Generation Y" or "millennials"—to...
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Backyard solutions to urban planning issues

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Hundreds of visitors flocked to a new, 420-square-foot cottage in West Berkeley to examine the tiny, sustainably designed "accessory home" as a possible wave of the future.

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Hmmm, I seem to remember a similar concept known as Katrina Cottages, or Mississippi Cottages being discussed well before this.  Mississippi leading the way?

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Houston Commercial Real estate predictions

Rental rates are at all time highs and vacancy rates are down,” said Louis Rosenthal, a broker who represents tenants for Jones Lang LaSalle, a commercial real estate firm.

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Spreading the Risk With Real Estate - New York Times

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By SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP. Published: April 28, 2013.
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Five Stars Fade as Hotel Profits Top Luxury

Five Stars Fade as Hotel Profits Top Luxury | Real Estate Sector | Scoop.it

Bloomberg- Lower margins for luxury hotels have made them less attractive for property owners.

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This article discusses how, in a recession, customers are looking more value for their dollar and the quality of their room, rather than the extra features. This article mentions how there was a time when 5 star hotels could "super-charge" the price to whatever they wanted. But those days are gone as people are more interested now in the quality of their own room and not the Hotels extras such as the in-hotel gym, spa and restaurants. I personally agree and understand with the consumers behaviour, in a time where a weekend at a luxury hotel would be considerably expensive, it only makes sense that the customers will want to pay for what they are using (just their hotel room) and not have to pay for the all the extras.

 

- Dominic Hudson

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Citigroup Head of Global Credit Strategy: 'The Most Depressing Slide I've Ever Created'

Citigroup Head of Global Credit Strategy: 'The Most Depressing Slide I've Ever Created' | Real Estate Sector | Scoop.it

Citi's Global Head of Credit Strategy, Matt King, has a knack for putting together useful illustrations. Here, he examines one of the implications of one of the most powerful forces in all of economics: demographics.

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4 Examples of Powerful Placemaking

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A little-known but very interesting government agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, is quietly leveraging small amounts of financial assistance to make a big difference in helping communities across the country become stronger and more alive.

 

Whether in Portland, Maine, Pendleton, South Carolina, the Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico, or another of the scores of locations that its Our Town program is assisting in all 50 states, the agency believes "creative placemaking" can strengthen "community identity and a sense of place, and help revitalize local economies." I couldn’t agree more.

Indeed, music, film, the visual arts, and even design tend to get us gathering and talking together, frequently in the same place. Sometimes they reinforce a shared sense of culture; sometimes they provoke us (and others) to think of our communities in new ways; sometimes they are just fun. (Do not discount happiness as important to sustainability.) Often they create vital, new identities or "brands" in cities, towns, and neighborhoods.


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Long-term planning creates new downtown Dallas gateway

Significant new public and private real estate development has been concentrated in Dallas' downtown over the last several years. The new Klyde Warren Park serves as a gateway into this new downtown and points to continued revival.
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Detroit-area developer, consultant joins Quicken Loans real estate firm - Detroit Free Press

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Gilbert's Bedrock Real Estate Services announced today that it has brought on Eric Larson as a co-managing partner.
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Six things to watch in commercial real estate - Washington Post

Six things to watch in commercial real estateWashington PostIn 2012, the Washington commercial real estate market became more competitive for investors.
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The States People Are Fleeing In 2013

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Historic business district getting needed upgrades

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JACKSON — Upgrades are coming to the Fondren Business District. The Clarion-Ledger reports it’s a move that community leaders applaud as the area continues to see a boom in business and popul...
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