Urbanexus Update #22 by urbanexus

This is the 22nd weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

What's wrong with housing in America? by urbanexus

Scott Cox is an architect with broad experience in banking, development and project management. He is a principal at Denver-based SLC Advisors, a home building, land development and investor consultancy that manages company level investments, housing and community development projects and repositioning/work-outs. Mr. Cox wrote four brief and insightful articles for Builder Online addressing the question of “What’s wrong with housing in America?”
Part 1 - Dissecting the housing market–and proffering solutions
Part 2 - Why housing is so expensive
Part 3 - Why it is so hard to get enough projects approved to hold down the cost of land
Part 4 - The conventional solutions don’t, and won’t, work

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POTUS 45 issues pardons in case that inspired armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Preserve by urbanexus

POTUS 45 has pardoned Dwight and Seven Hammond who were convicted in 2012 of setting firs on public lands. A successful prosecutorial appeal that resulted in a longer prison sentence for the Hammond brothers. That decision sparked the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve from January 2 to February 11, 2016. Articles concerning the pardon appeared in the American Bar Association Journal and High Country News.

unemployment continues to decline in the USA by urbanexus

The broadest measure of unemployment in the USA is the U-6 unemployment rate. In addition to the recently unemployed who are actively seeking work, it includes discouraged workers who have quit looking for a job and part-time workers who would like to upgrade to full-time employment. This rate has gradually declined from a high of 17.1% in April 2010 to 7.6 percent as of May 2018--the lowest data point for this rate since the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking it in 1994. Click on the graph below to see sources and a brief explanation of the six unemployment rates published by the Federal Government.

Urbanexus Update #10 by urbanexus

Urbanexus Update #10 is the tenth weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about physical, social and economic conditions within and around metropolitan regions that shape opportunities–and create challenges–for equitable and sustainable real estate investment and community development.

Urbanexus Update #9 by urbanexus

Urbanexus Update #9 is the ninth weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about physical, social and economic conditions within and around metropolitan regions that shape opportunities–and create challenges–for equitable and sustainable real estate investment and community development.

Urbanexus Update #8 by urbanexus

Urbanexus Update #8 is the eighth weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about evolving physical, social and economic conditions within and around metropolitan regions that shape opportunities–and create challenges–for equitable and sustainable real estate investment and community development.

Urbanexus Update #7 by urbanexus

Urbanexus Update #7 is the seventh weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about evolving physical, social and economic conditions within and around metropolitan regions that shape opportunities–and create challenges–for equitable and sustainable real estate investment and development.

Urbanexus Update #6 by urbanexus

Urbanexus Update #6 is the sixth weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about evolving physical, social and economic conditions within and around metropolitan regions that shape opportunities–and create challenges–for equitable and sustainable real estate investment and development.

A film about the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by urbanexus

Filmmaker David Byars has produced a documentary about the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon during January and February 2016. "No Man's Land" is the title of the film that is scheduled to air on PBS's "Independent Lens" series on May 7, 2018. The film will begin streaming online on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The trailer for the film is available here.

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