A multifamily building where 30% of residents commute via subway will be significantly less likely to default on the mortgage than the same building located within 1,000 feet of a freeway corridor, according to the findings of a study funded by Fannie Mae.
URBANISM & DESIGNMcMansions Coming Back
New York Times Economix
Construction of new homes dropped off a cliff during the housing bust. But where there has been building of single-family homes in recent years, the homes have been getting bigger.
URBAN ISSUESDo Not Get Rid of Boston Redevelopment Authority
The Boston Redevelopment Authority is a bogeyman to many, a seemingly all-powerful agency that, depending on its position on any particular issue, can be the bane of everyone from neighborhood activists to developers to good-government types.