Building Equity by the Tracks
Next City – August 30, 2013
LISC is pushing hard to make sure that new rail lines going into towns across the country aren’t just magnets for high-end investments, but also include the services and amenities low-income families need: Affordable housing, health care, financial planning assistance, cultural richness.
Home-mortgage Interest Deduction at Stake
The Charlotte Observer – August 29, 2013
Staff members of the House and Senate tax-writing committees are putting together legislative drafts that may determine the fate of real estate’s most prized tax benefits – first and second home-mortgage interest deductions, property tax write-offs, capital gains exclusions and others.
The One Building that Explains How Detroit Could Come Back
The New Republic – August 28, 2013
Virtually every major city in this country has a strong central business district (mostly for the congregation of government, corporate headquarters, entertainment venues, and some cultural functions), a strong midtown area (where eds and meds and historic museums tend to concentrate), and a state-of-the-art transit corridor, mostly built within the past twenty years, connecting the two.
Strong Towns for Libertarians
Strong Towns – August 20, 2013
Where I have found the biggest breakthrough is talking through the countless forms of coercion that have been used to bring about our current development pattern, much of which the public at large is not aware of.