Headline Reversal new trends

Headline Reversal

source: Brookings Institution/William Frey/May, 2014 Navigating through  a headline! Goosing the housing recovery? A Wall St. Journal story with a big…
Back to the Garden new trends

Back to the Garden

  It is hard to ignore the lead real-estate stories in the Wall St. Journal  (5/7/2014). The first story, p.1 , finds that in Cleveland and other…
Drive to Qualify travel, cars

Drive to Qualify

www.htaindex.cnt.org/ If  "Houses of Boom" had a subtitle, it would be "Drive2 Qualify".  Booomers will remember that phrase was the mantra of real-es…
Home to the Car suburbia

Home to the Car

Donald Shoup of UCLA has made planners everywhere aware of the hidden costs and consequences of  vehicle parking. The extensions to housing and real-e…
The Neighborhood Not suburbia

The Neighborhood Not

no entry-no exitDriving in America will be a problem as the population ages. "Houses of Boom" recognizes the problem. But, the issue is finding an alt…
What about the Kids? suburbia

What about the Kids?

  What about the kids?...and why a map of Long Island? Most urban planners and transportation analysts know  a lot about Levittown. One of  the r…