These Are the Wealthiest Cities in America
TIME — October 30, 2014
The city proper has seen its fair share of change over the years. One facet of that change has been the creation of wealth. Defining a wealthy household as one with an income of more than $150,000, we lined up U.S. cities with more than 500,000 people in them to see how America’s biggest cities compare.
Poll: ‘Social resilience’ is key in coping with disasters
Crain’s New York Business — October 29, 2014
An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey suggests that residents in areas where people say their neighbors actively seek to fix problems are three times more likely to say their community is extremely or very prepared for a disaster.
Which Calls for More Regulation, Sprawl or Smart Growth?
Bacon’s Rebellion — October 30, 2014
One of the more potent criticisms of the Smart Growth movement is that smart growthers implement policies that restrict development. But there is more than one way to achieve Smart Growth, at least in theory. One way is is libertarian in inspiration: rolling back the suburban-inspired zoning codes that segregate land uses, cap density restrictions and impose minimum parking requirements on property owners.
Rents are soaring — and so are evictions
CNN Money — October 29, 2014
In cities across the United States, millions of people will be kicked out of their homes this year. Some can’t afford their soaring rent, others are getting evicted over minor violations by landlords eager to get higher paying tenants in place.
Foxx: Congress failed on highway funds
The Hill — October 29, 2014
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is reminding voters that this Congress failed to pass a long-term highway funding bill in the final days leading up to the hotly contested midterms. “A lot of focus is on the election. That trumps everything for the next couple of days,” Foxx said in an interview with The Hill after a speech in his native North Carolina on Wednesday. “But I do sense, whether it’s local Chambers of Commerce or [Metropolitan Planning Organizations], that there’s a growing recognition that the accumulation of short-term measures are doing damage to our system.”