Regional and Urban Design Committee

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  • There are an increasing number of 'Land Banks' in many cities that acquire blighted and vacant properties at tax foreclosure (every state has different legislation, and sometimes they operate from within City government, but more often separate non profit ...

  • That sounds like an outstanding program Richard. Can you provide a link to get more information; it may be of interest to any community that has vacant housing stock. Michael F. Malinowski FAIA ------Original Message------ There are hardly ...

  • There are hardly any vacant houses left in Utica, NY. This is a rustbelt city that lost about half its population in the last four decades. But the City has welcomed refugees, in fact thousands of them.  Vacant houses were made available so refugee families ...

  • No jobs, forget about surplus housing. What is so confusing about that? ------------------------------ Bryan Grunwald AIA Bryan Grunwald Associates Oakland CA ------------------------------

  • There are many abandoned houses all across the United States. Unfortunately, the costs of rehabilitation more often than not do not generate a return on investment. When the cost of a new kitchen and bathroom are more than the value of the house, affordable ...

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  • Designing a special room for gamers is not an easy job, why? because gamers are very particular about their likes and dislikes when it comes to gaming. A little mistake and you can kill their gaming aura. Recently I have noticed more of the gamers are ...

  • In 1968, civil rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr. delivered an historic address to the American Institute of Architects. He challenged the profession to enfranchise all citizens in the conversations about cities and work toward a more inclusive ...

  • How can architects and mayors work together to plan for stronger communities? View these short clips below to hear from some of the participants at Civic I/O, a meeting of mayors at SXSW that invited architects to join their conversations.   Stephen ...