August 1, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

What’s the best cure for a case of the Mondays? Housing news, of course: HUD announced new investments in sustainable communities last week. MomsRising says John Trasvina, HUD’s assistant secretary for fair housing, is a superhero. New York is helping spur redevelopment by giving banks the power to take care of vacant and blighted houses. […]

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July 8, 2011

Meet Sustainability Innovation Face-to-Face

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Our guest blogger today is Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, Director, Philanthropic Research & Initiatives, Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, Policy Development and Research On July 18-20th, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will host a three-day ‘sustainability learning summit’ at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.  Front and center will be the finalists […]

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June 10, 2011

HUD, CLPHA Public Housing Energy Conference Is Back!

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HUD and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) are excited to announce the Going Green: Intelligent Investments for Public Housing Conference, has been rescheduled for July 13 – 14 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers in Boston, Mass. Join me at the two-day gathering that will highlight how to make public […]

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May 24, 2011

The Daily Housing News Round-Up

Los Angeles’ long underrated public transit may soon get their due as they accelerate investment in sustainability. Duncan Black takes the first commenter to task for confusing the problem: it’s not too many people, its too many cars. Crime is on the wane in America’s cities. Cities today are safer than they have been in […]

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May 19, 2011

Turning BeanTown into GreenTown

Today Secretary Donovan had the privilege of visiting the site of the largest green-energy retrofit projects in America. Castle Square in Boston is projected to reduce its emissions by a whopping 72 percent when the green retrofits are finished. That’s the kind of aggressive reshaping of our buildings that we need if we are going […]

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