Friday, January 17, 2014

January 6 - 17, 2014

PLACES
The Raleigh on Vaughan Street was one of a number of buildings the Smith Agency built at the start of the Depression.

MANITOBA

Housing market chugs on 
Winnipeg Free Press, Jan 10, 2014 
Winnipeg's housing market roared across the finish line in 2013, posting one of the best Decembers on record for sales of existing homes

CANADA

Proponents worry about future of subsidized housing
Fast Forward News, January 16, 2013
Federal funds will dry up this year unless action is taken

Vertical Forest Building: Vancouver Approves Modern Project
Huffington Post, November 5,2 013
On Oct. 29, Vancouver City Council approved the building of a project called The Vertical Forest. Created by Arno Matis Architecture, The Vertical Forest will filter and control light the way an actual forest would, according to a press release. (Also see: The World's First Vertical Forest Is Growing Sky High in Milan)

INTERNATIONAL

US: Changes worry US public housing residents 
Aljazeera.com, January 16, 2014
 Low-income residents in Chicago decry public housing shortage and voucher system designed to reduce segregation.

US: NYC Lost 40% of its Affordable Housing Over the Last Decade 
The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2013
A new study by the Community Service Society has found that New York City lost an astonishing percentage of apartments affordable to low-income residents over the past decade. The study supports Mayor de Blasio's "tale of two cities" narrative.

UK: The rise, fall and rise of the mini-supermarket
BBC, January 17, 2014

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