smart growth Archive

What We’re Reading: May 25 – May 31

Big city revival, new Gmail, Millennial housing preferences, and man’s best friend Big cities could be making a growth comeback after a rocky decade. Their growth rates are rising and, for the second year in a row, they are...
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May 31, 2013

What We’re Reading: July 21 – July 27

Winning friends in a digital age, green olympics, and learning to focus Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” has been a popular title since it debuted in 1936. Millions of copies have been sold all around...
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July 27, 2012

What We’re Reading: Feb. 25 – Mar. 2

What’s my password? How much is this condo worth? Where are my Thin Mints?! By far the most frequently asked question asked by members is the ubiquitous ‘What’s my username and password?’ We cringe whenever we see that the...
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March 2, 2012

What We’re Reading: Dec. 24 – Dec. 30

Short sales on the rise, urbanization as the answer, and Samoa skips a day The robo-signing scandal that slowed the foreclosure process to a crawl appears to have increased lender interest in short sales. More than 50 percent of...
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December 30, 2011

What We’re Reading: Sept. 24 – Sept. 30

Coldwell Banker’s tech model, the new Kindle Fire, and do iPods make us unsocial? Most of us can’t go a full day without connecting in some way via social media – and some of us couldn’t last a full...
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September 30, 2011

Walkable cities and changing demographics

Although we are still bouncing off the bottom of the residential real estate cycle, there will be a recovery at some point. Where will it come from and what will drive it? The Brookings Institute released a report recently...
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November 4, 2010