Results 40 - 52 of 138 for affordable housing

The Global Grid’s Holiday Book List – 2017/2018 Winter Edition

by Sarah Essbai

Holidays are for family, friends, good food, getaways and postponed reading in our favorite nooks. At The Global Grid, the holidays have always been the occasion to review and update our books-to-read (or re-read) list. ... Read article

How Sustainable is Kayseri, Turkey’s Rapid Urban Development?

by Najma Leley

In an era of city competition and globalization, cities around the world are competing with one another to "go global." Cities are significant production points of specialized financial and manufacturing services that ma... Read article

Development Impact in NYC: The Role of Privately-Owned Public Space

by Alyssa Curran

The world we see around us is the result of many years, decisions, and dollars that have shaped our built and natural environments. Particularly in cities, where density is at the forefront, development has been scru... Read article

Written Word, Rap & Film: Storytelling Takes Stage at SF Urban Film Fest

by Rosabella Alvarez-Calderón

When asked to describe your city to a curious stranger, what stories would you tell? Nearly sixty years ago, Jane Jacobs wrote an extraordinary book called “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” The book c... Read article

New “Safe Sleep Policy” Legalizes Homeless Camping in Portland, Oregon

by Kevin Gooley

Portland's homeless population has been on a steady increase the past several years, eventually forcing the city to declare a homeless emergency at the end of 2015. This gave the city power to waive land-use restrict... Read article

A-Mill Artist Lofts Supports Artists and Preserves the History of “Mill City” Minneapolis

by Tam Nguyen

Informally known as “Flour Milling Capital of the World,” the City of Minneapolis flourished even more so when the Pillsbury A-Mill opened for business in the 1880s. Co-founder of the Pillsbury Company, Charles Alfre... Read article

Lille, France’s Metropole Habitat Inaugurates Headquarters in Eco-neighborhood

by Carmen Phillips

On Friday, October 2, 2015, the headquarters of the most important public landlord of Metropolitan Lille (MEL) was inaugurated. This building fits into the dynamism of the Métropole eco-neighborhood at the Union, and... Read article

Farewell to The Grid from French Translator Bora Mici

by Bora Mici

I am pictured above in the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. I am certainly a fan of Neo-Classical urban architecture like the museums that surround me, as well as of urban gardens, pa... Read article

Will Metro’s TOD Projects Gentrify Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles?

by Marisol Maciel-Cervantes

In December of 2013, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) issued separate Request for Proposals (RFPs) for three Metro-owned sites in Boyle Heights. Since then, Metro has announced sev... Read article

The British Devolution Debate Has Focused On “The North,” but Many Feel Bristol Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

by Ajit Niranjan

Unlike most countries in Europe, the United Kingdom has no clearly defined “second city.” Its capital, London, is a political, economic and cultural heavyweight, whose contributions greatly outstrip the rest of the c... Read article

Quebec, Canada’s Limoilou District Surveys its Poorest Residents

by Bora Mici

As a study reveals, the craze about Quebec's Limoilou District over the last few years has not been without consequences for the less fortunate residents already living there. Still, the presence of many units of soc... Read article

New Zoning Bill Aims to Decrease Number of Cars in Downtown São Paulo, Brazil

by Anna Petrone

A bill to revise the zoning law in São Paulo, Brazil was presented on June 2nd by Mayor Fernando Haddad to the municipal house. The bill aims to decentivize the use of automobiles in the greater city center of São Pa... Read article

Farewell to The Grid from Molly Carpenter in Des Moines, Iowa

by Molly Carpenter

After six months of blogging, it is time for me to say goodbye to The Grid. This comes as I also say goodbye to Iowa, the state I called home for three and a half years. While studying urban planning at Iowa State Un... Read article