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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Thieves damage civil rights icon Rosa Parks’ former Alabama home

    BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Alabama police are seeking help in catching thieves who ransacked a Montgomery apartment building where black civil rights activist Rosa Parks lived when she was famously arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white...
  • Affordable Housing Isn't A Problem — Not Having It Is

    By now nearly everyone's heard of the infamous "poor door" in New York City, the luxury 33-story Upper West Side condominium project, called 40 Riverside, that has 55 affordable rental units with a separate entrance. "Poor doors" have also been...
  • Farmers markets listings for Chicago, suburbs

    Farmers markets listings for Chicago, suburbs
    Farmers markets in the city and suburbs are evolving into community markets reflecting the neighborhoods they represent and featuring not only fresh fruits and vegetables but artisan prepared foods and arts and crafts. "We realized the markets were...
  • A place to call home

    When he signed the Housing Act of 1949 into law, President Harry Truman believed it would establish "as a national objective the achievement as soon as feasible of a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family." The United...
  • Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

    Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed
    A Chicago-born man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. "We were...
  • Scotland's future hangs in balance [Commentary]

    Scotland's future hangs in balance [Commentary]
    "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." -- Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland -- For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whiskey, bagpipes and the film "Braveheart," the...
  • Downtown parking dispute pits condo association v. Boca Raton, landlord in suit

    Downtown parking dispute pits condo association v. Boca Raton, landlord in suit
      Downtown parking spots can be hard to find in Boca and now 100 spots there are going to be the focus of a federal case. Earlier this month, Palmetto Place at Mizner Park Condominium Association filed suit against the city and city landlords James...
  • Second Hand Smoke in Community Associations

    Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff             "Secondhand smoke," means smoke emitted from lighted, smoldering, or burning tobacco when the smoker is not inhaling; smoke emitted at the mouthpiece during puff drawing; and smoke exhaled by the smoker....
  • Legislative developments abound that affect condo associations

    Legislative developments abound that affect condo associations
    There have been quite a few Illinois legislative, judicial and executive developments affecting condominium associations recently. Part one is below, and next week's column will cover additional developments. Electronic communications to be allowed by...
  • A Condominium Association is Just Realizing it has Original Building Defects - Can It Still Act?

    Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff A man’s house is his castle.  This saying likely is as old as time, but probably still rings true even more so today.  With the American Dream for most folks still undoubtedly including home ownership, once...
  • All Aboard Florida to pick up tab for quiet RR zones

    The private company All Aboard Florida is putting up $60 million to silence train horns at railroad crossings along its tracks from Miami to Orlando, putting to rest whether taxpayers in each city would have to pay for the crossing upgrades. The quiet...