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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Foley's Proposal For Cities Addresses Taxes, Housing, Education, Crime

    Foley's Proposal For Cities Addresses Taxes, Housing, Education, Crime
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley released a plan for Connecticut's cities Wednesday, proposing a set of free-market based policy ideas that he said would restore growth in urban areas. The plan was immediately attacked by Democrats, who said...
  • Health benefits of parkrun stretch well beyond the physical

    LONDON (Reuters) - The thousands of Britons who take to their local green space each week for a mass five kilometer parkrun can expect to reap health benefits well beyond losing a few pounds and lowering their blood pressure. Scientists who have...
  • Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders

     Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders
    When Gralen Titus Bennett was issued a Chicago Housing Authority voucher that would pay most of his rent, he looked for apartments in Uptown, Lakeview and other neighborhoods near the lakefront. Bennett is rooted on the West Side, and though he said he...
  • Richard Blattner: Airport exit-ramp debacle hurts cities

    Richard Blattner: Airport exit-ramp debacle hurts cities
    As everyone knows by now, there is no longer a direct route to southbound US 1 out of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport. Everyone — especialy residents of Dania Beach, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach — wants to know how such a thing could...
  • East Hartford Gets Grant To Assess Blighted Housing Complex

    EAST HARTFORD — A $175,000 brownfields grant from the state Department of Economic and Community Development was awarded to the town this week to help demolish a vacant public housing development on Burnside Avenue. The money will be used to assess...
  • Fuel added to fire on issue of chimney inspection cost

    Fuel added to fire on issue of chimney inspection cost
    Q: I live in a town house community association where about 25 percent of the homes have fireplaces. Due to a recent fire in one of the units, the association is requiring an annual chimney inspection at the owner's cost. However, the association's...
  • Developer brings Portland, Ore., sensibility to Chicago

    Developer brings Portland, Ore., sensibility to Chicago
    Traveling around Chicago, like in other housing markets where it's pursuing projects, Gerding Edlen executives get asked a lot about its hometown of Portland, Ore., and whether the city's portrayal in the satirical TV comedy "Portlandia" is accurate....
  • Suburbs squeeze medical pot firms for cash donations

    Suburbs squeeze medical pot firms for cash donations
    Those who want in on Illinois' fledgling medical marijuana industry are wooing local communities to let them operate within their borders — in some cases promising donations to local organizations or a cut of the profits. Monday is the deadline...
  • Emanuel wants city curfew to apply until 18th birthday

    Emanuel wants city curfew to apply until 18th birthday
    Chicago teens would be subject to the city’s nighttime curfew laws until their 18th birthdays — a year longer than they currently are —  in a move Mayor Rahm Emanuel says is all about keeping kids safe. The mayor on Wednesday...
  • Tests find acceptable lead levels in Jordan Downs soil, regulators say

    Tests find acceptable lead levels in Jordan Downs soil, regulators say
    Soil tests at the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts detected acceptable levels of lead that do not require cleanup, state toxic waste regulators have concluded. Los Angeles housing officials conducted lead screening in July under orders from the...
  • Enfield Marks Completion Of Senior Living Renovations

    ENFIELD — Housing authority commissioners, staff and residents celebrated the nearly complete renovation of the Mark Twain Congregate Living Center Thursday with a picnic. The project, costing approximately $1.75 million, made several major...