Archive for the 'Housing' Category

A Competition to Re-Think the Suburbs

September 1, 2009

A little bit of absurdity may not be a bad thing.


Governing, September 2009


Preventing Veteran Homelessness

April 7, 2009

Here’s a recording of a panel I moderated today for the Urban Institute.

Road to Katrinaville

April 1, 2009

Sturdy post-disaster cottages can work as permanent housing. But they’re not always welcome.


Governing, April 2009

Renters’ Revenge

May 1, 2008

Let’s lay some of the blame for the housing crisis on a sacred slice of American culture: our national obsession with homeownership itself.

Governing, May 2008

Special-Needs Housing for the Frail Elderly and Homeless

January 8, 2008

Here’s audio of a panel I moderated today for the Urban Institute.

Profile of Bush’s Homelessness Czar

November 1, 2006

Philip Mangano may be all that’s left of compassionate conservatism.

Governing, November 2006 

The Fuss About Eminent Domain

July 1, 2006

How a Supreme Court decision on takings unleashed a ferocious backlash.

Governing, July 2006

The Code War

January 1, 2006

As governments move toward uniform building codes, they are being lobbied by two rival groups that offer competing sets of standards.

Governing, January 2006

A Roof to Start With

December 1, 2005

Cities are moving homeless people straight from the street into permanent housing — no questions asked. It’s controvesial, but it’s showing results.

Governing, December 2005

How are Families from America’s Worst Public Housing Faring?

October 5, 2004

Here’s a transcript of a panel I moderated today for the Urban Institute.