Downtown St. Paul scene gets extra shot from Amsterdam Bar
Minnesota Public Radio, December 27, 2011
“If you’re coming out of MIT, Stanford, and the best colleges in the country, you can go anywhere you want. Why do people choose to live or work in downtown St. Paul?” [Mayor Chris Coleman] asked. “You’ve got to create that vibrancy; you’ve got to create that soul. Otherwise, you’re going to be hard-pressed to compete for a creative class.”
What’s Wrong With American Housing?
Brookings Institution, December 28, 2011
America’s housing industry suffers from nine deficiencies that limit its ability to meet our housing needs. Some of these deficiencies are not widely recognized or are even considered advantages by the housing industry. Until its problems are better and more widely understood, that industry will continue underserving U.S. housing needs.
Seattle’s Land Use Code: Preventing Transit-Oriented Blight
PubliCola (Wash.), December 28, 2011
If [apartment] prices drop, that’s a boon for affordability, welcome news to the 51 percent of Seattle residents who rent, rather than own, their homes.