Westlawn Gardens in Milwaukee is a case study in how to address the three main affordability components: Affordable to build, to rent or own, and to live in. All three strategies are critical.
Pre-approved building plans can address the housing crisis by reducing regulatory friction around high-quality residential designs that fit a community’s vernacular.
As rising rents and exclusionary zoning have failed to provide housing for many, a Durham church looks at an ancient model of homes for the elderly.
Larkin Place in Elgin, Illinois, is the adaptive reuse of a historic orphanage, on a block with affordable missing middle housing. Full Circle Development and Cordogan Clark won a CNU 2023 Charter Award in the Block, Street, and Building category.
New Town at St. Charles, MO lays out patterns useful in providing enduring affordability in communities.
The first Gindroz Award is named in honor CNU’s former board chair, a pioneer in applying new urban principles to social housing.
In Syracuse, New York, the relocation of I-81 creates opportunity for replacing public housing with a mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood.
An architect makes the case for little cottages, grouped in a village form, as a way to address homelessness.
ACUs can bring down the price of a locating a nascent enterprise by an order of magnitude, making business creation accessible to people who come from backgrounds that have been subject to repression, oppression, or other economic disadvantage.
Accessory Commercial Units (ACUs), an affordable alternative to prime commercial space, could equitably establish retail destinations that people need in close proximity to where they live.
The city's Residential Infill Project is designed to promote missing middle and workforce housing.
As Sound Transit expands light rail far into the suburbs around Seattle, a policy allows the disposition of excess land for affordable transit-oriented development—consistent with the goals of a CNU report.