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Detroit: From Motor City to Housing Incubator - The New York Times
The 2008 financial crisis and 2013 city bankruptcy gutted Detroit’s housing market. Now, Detroit is experimenting with unorthodox ways to get people to buy homes and renovate houses.
detroit  michigan  nytimes  housing  houses  economy  urbanpolicy 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Life Inside the RVs of Silicon Valley - Topic
In Silicon Valley, one of the wealthiest regions in the United States, some people have been forced out of permanent housing and into their RVs. This past summer, we met ten of the area’s mobile residents.
siliconvalley  paloalto  poverty  economy  housing  gentrification 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Gone Baby Gone | New Republic
In the wake of the housing crisis, a new breed of real estate investor is destroying America's cities.
thenewrepublic  housing  realestate  poverty 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality - The New York Times
An enormous entitlement in the tax code props up home prices — and overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy and the upper middle class.
economy  economics  inequality  nytimes  nytimesmag  housing 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Is 190 Bowery the Greatest Real-Estate Coup of All Time? -- New York Magazine
The building at 190 Bowery is a mystery: a graffiti-covered Gilded Age relic, with a beat-up wooden door that looks like it hasn’t been opened since La Guardia was mayor. A few years ago, that described a lot of the neighborhood, but with the Bowery Hotel and the New Museum, the Rogan and John Varvatos boutiques, 190 is now an anomaly, not the norm. Why isn’t some developer turning it into luxury condos?
190bowery  newyork  city  bowery  jaymaisel  realestate  home  architecture  housing  germaniabankbuilding  newyorkmagazine 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Is Anybody Home at Ben Carson’s HUD?
A long-harbored conservative dream — the “dismantling of the administrative state” — is taking place under Secretary Ben Carson.
hud  bencarson  housing  newyorkmagazine  alecmacgillis  poverty  government 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
In Pittsburgh, neighborhood violence lives next door to prosperity
There are few connections between black and white areas in Pittsburgh. On one side of a neighborhood boundary is seemingly endless violence, while safety and security live on the other.
publicsource  pittsburgh  crime  neighborhoods  violence  racism  housing  race  inequality 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
America’s Most Glamorous Trailer Park
In Malibu, Paradise Cove has million-dollar views, hip residents and a location on one of the world’s most iconic beaches.
malibu  losangeles  realestate  housing  tmagazine  newyorktimes 
november 2015 by brendanmcfadden
How Our Housing Choices Make Adult Friendships More Difficult
In the Atlantic, Julie Beck has a great new piece on "How Friendships Change in Adulthood." It will ring true for Vox readers of, uh, a certain age. Like my age, for instance. Old, is what I'm saying. I do think, however, that Beck left out an interesting piece of the puzzle. Our ability to form and maintain friendships is shaped in crucial ways by the physical spaces in which we live. "Land use," as it's rather aridly known, shapes behavior and sociality. And in America we have settled on patterns of land use that might as well have been designed to prevent spontaneous encounters, the kind out of which rich social ties are built.
friendship  housing  vox  sociology 
november 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Designing Private Cities, Open to All
The world is building more cities, faster than ever before. China used more cement in the last three years than the United States used in the entire 20th century. By 2050, India will need new urban infrastructure to house an additional 404 million people — a task comparable to building every city in the United States in just 35 years. The global urban population is expected to rise to well over six billion by 2050 from 3.9 billion today.
nytimes  cities  urbanplanning  housing 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Mansion: A Subprime Parable
On the urge to live in a house you can't afford, the "acceptable lust" of American life.
MichaelLewis  portfolio  subprime  housing  economy 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Case for Reparations
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
racism  housing  law  policy  reparations  theatlantic  tanehisicoates  race 
may 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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