Housing and Community Development

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  • All - At the last Housing KC we discussed possible ways to support the communities impacted by the recent storm events. My suggestion is that we provide $10,000 to fund students of accredited architecture schools to work in the impacted communities ...

  • I appreciate the creativity that goes into Tiny Houses. However, why not just use manufactured/mobile houses? They are readily available and guaranteed to meet code. -- Edward J. Shannon, Architect T.515-779-9050 www.edwardjshannon.com ...

  • I think this will require thinking outside the box as families find that rentals are unavailable or too far away from school or work, never mind the cost. The tiny house and it's sibling, the manufactured home, trailers, tents can help fill the void. ...

  • Dear Governor Brown, With current wildfires destroying over 3000 housing units in an area already impacted by a housing shortage and lack of affordable housing it is time for state recognition of Tiny Houses on wheels as a valuable solution to the recovery ...

  • Aric - This is a good question. My guess is that even if they installed weeps in those instances, the finger space behind the brick would be full of mortar droppings and essentially ineffective. As far as why there are not wholesale problems, a knowledgeable ...

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  • Tuesday was a rush of adrenaline here at the UN Habitat III convening in Quito, Ecuador, and throughout the day I felt an overwhelming sense of exhilaration by being amongst such esteemed and earnest peers from all over the world who are focusing on ...

  • In an article from the New York Times by Anna Holmes, the meaning of diversity highlighted a disconnection. It takes more than a simple box-ticking to tackle this issue. Important questions need to be asked that could help any industry: “(The ...

  • Update #4 from the field in China [Paul Okamoto squeezes in one last sketch from the roof terrace on the morning of our departure from Xizhou] We bid farewell to the Linden Centre on Saturday as we made our way towards the very much non-fictional ...

  • Update 3 below: ------------- Friday was a big day for our 21 person delegation as we trekked to Dali University for introductions, presentations, and discussion with the staff and students of its architecture department. The architecture ...

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  • Update no. 2 from the road below ------------------ By horse cart, by boat, by bumpy bus ride: Thursday offered up a wealth of transportation options to our many destinations, starting with a tour of Xizhou Village and ending with lakeside dining ...

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