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Vancouver Should Take Note Of Houston’s Affordable Housing

The ECOreport reposts Vancouver Should Take Note Of Houston’s Affordable Housing

The Vancouver SUN via Fraser Institute

By Kennith P. Green, Ian Herzog & Josef Filipowicz, of the Fraser Institute

A recent Wall Street Journal article featured a number of cities that stand out, giving well-deserved praise to Vancouver’s walkable urban landscape. But while Vancouver continues to become even more pedestrian friendly, a much bigger problem is going unsolved. Growing housing costs are consistently outstripping income increases in the city.

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Civitia: A Community for Tomorrow

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Seventy years ago Civitia was a sand and gravel quarry in the heart of the Mission Valley. The original owners, Franklin and Alta Grant, had been seeking oil, but instead provided much of the aggregate for San Diego’s buildings, roads and highways. Now their grandchildren have teamed up with Sudberry Properties to transform the 230 acre parcel into a walkable village that a recent New York Times article called “a perfect model for the future growth of the region.” Continue reading Civitia: A Community for Tomorrow