New Jersey Attempting to Get a Handle on Development
Wall Street Journal – January 27, 2012
After more than two decades of sprawling suburban growth and state agency feuds that led to chaotic regional-planning efforts, the Christie administration is pushing a new vision for future development in New Jersey.
Does Obama Finally Have a Plan to Fix the Housing Mess?
Time – January 27, 2012
In the end, without the backing of Congress all these proposals will more than likely end up being nothing more than a campaign tool for Obama, allowing him to claim that he’s at least trying to alleviate some of the economic hurt brought on by the collapse of the real estate market.
Much heat, little light on housing in Florida debate
Reuters – January 27, 2012
Republicans presidential candidates have taken a hands-off policy on the U.S. housing crisis. At a debate on Thursday in Florida, it devolved into finger pointing.
Trackside Developments Catch On
New York Times – January 26, 2012
MORE than a century ago, before the term “transit-oriented development” entered the urban-planning glossary, plenty of it was being built in Westchester: clusters of housing, shops and sometimes industrial buildings close to railroad stations.