January 27, 2014

Secretary Donovan Travels to Chile to Identify Disaster Reconstruction Lessons

Earlier this month, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan traveled to Chile to meet with leading housing and urban development officials overseeing disaster reconstruction efforts following that country’s 2010 earthquake and tsunami. His trip came at the invitation of Minister Rodrigo Pérez Mackenna, his counterpart at Chile’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINVU). The primary purpose […]

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January 7, 2014

Form a Team. Create a Plan. Make a Real-World Impact

Introducing HUD’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Calling all design and planning grad students with a hunger to make a real difference!  HUD is announcing its new Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition.   HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research is teaming up with the Housing Authority […]

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December 6, 2013

NASA Helps Build Strong Cities and Communities

Cross posted from NASA.gov At NASA, we recognize that new space technologies and innovation are the underpinnings of all of our future missions and they feed directly into America’s economic well-being.  We also understand that for our nation to remain strong, our economy requires an advanced, globally competitive manufacturing community that invents and makes high-value-added […]

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June 3, 2013

Sustainability in Indian Country

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The intersection of housing and culture is brought into clear focus in this series of videos highlighting new sustainable housing projects in four Native American communities. Among the projects depicted is the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Housing Authority, which designed the energy-efficient Teekalet Village to preserve the cultural importance of fishing and waterways.  Adjacent to […]

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September 4, 2012

HUD’s Innovation of the Day

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What new trends are emerging from cities to increase their competitiveness? How are municipalities reorienting to serve the public in an era of technology? What new citizen-based initiatives will increase sustainability in a community? How does a local non-profit creatively partner with a HUD field office to decrease homelessness? HUD’s new portal, Innovation of the […]

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