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Posts Tagged ‘affordable housing’

SCOTUS, the Fair Housing Act, and Boulder

SCOTUS, the Fair Housing Act, and Boulder

The Supreme Court issued momentous decisions this session on the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage. In the shadow of those headline-makers, a decision strengthening the interpretation of the Fair Housing Act went less noticed. But the FHA [...]

The Atlantic | The Supreme Court Barely Saves the Fair Housing Act

The Atlantic | The Supreme Court Barely Saves the Fair Housing Act

"From a distance, the result in Inclusive Communities looks like a win. Writing for himself and the four moderate-liberals, Justice Kennedy explained that the disparate-impact interpretation had a lot going for it: it tracks two other Court [...]

A Ride Through the Missing Middle

A Ride Through the Missing Middle

If there's anything Portlanders like better than beer-fueled naked revelry, it might be wonky discussion of transportation policy and urban design. Pedalpalooza, the city's annual festival of bicycle-borne madness, features plenty of both. In the [...]

Citizen Participation in Boulder: Real or Charade?

Citizen Participation in Boulder: Real or Charade?

2010 aerial photo by Doc Searls (flickr creative commons https://flic.kr/p/8UoZod) Anyone who’s paying attention knows that there has been a lot of controversy surrounding citizen engagement efforts in connection with the city’s “Housing [...]

CityLab | Tech Culture and Rising Inequality: A Complex Relationship

CityLab | Tech Culture and Rising Inequality: A Complex Relationship

"...tech hubs like San Jose and Boulder are outliers, illustrating the close connection between venture investment and wage inequality in these places." Read the entire article at CityLab: Tech Culture and Rising Inequality: A Complex [...]

Truth-Out | Developers Aren’t Going to Solve the Housing Crisis in San Francisco

Truth-Out | Developers Aren’t Going to Solve the Housing Crisis in San Francisco

"Activists marauding Google buses, the hippie enclave turning into a playground for the rich, the threat of beautiful Victorians being plowed over for boxy condos. The housing crisis in San Francisco is capturing the world's attention, and it seems [...]

Comprehensive Housing Strategy Concentrates on Issues of Economic Diversity

Comprehensive Housing Strategy Concentrates on Issues of Economic Diversity

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on September 5, 2014 about the city’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy, David Driskell, Director of Community Planning and Sustainability, explained that the strategy’s overriding goal is to expand the economic diversity of [...]

NYTimes | Grandma Never Had It So Good

NYTimes | Grandma Never Had It So Good

Boulder accessory unit "In most cities, adding a second house to a single-family lot would be illegal or would set off an epic battle with the neighbors that could drag on for years. But not in Portland, Ore. "There, this kind of housing — [...]

Apartment Developers Are Busy in Boulder

Apartment Developers Are Busy in Boulder

Violet Crossing apartment complex construction site, north Boulder Boulder residents are likely to have noticed the amount of apartment construction underway in the city. All that development is no fluke; apartments are among the most popular [...]

The Third PLAN-Boulder Council Candidate Forum of 2013

The Third PLAN-Boulder Council Candidate Forum of 2013

The final PLAN-Boulder County City Council candidates forum was re-scheduled due to the flood, and took place on Monday, September 23rd. The moderator was Bruce Goldstein, and the final batch of candidates were Ed Byrne, Jonathan Dings, Kevin [...]

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