Housing America : demographics and development

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  • As the 21st century unfolds, how are Americans adapting to urgent issues involving sustainable growth, quality of life, and community planning? Segment one of this NewsHour program examines the effect of urban sprawl on Atlanta's population, job and housing markets, the environment, and commuters. Segment two addresses the need for affordable housing in Burlington, Vermont, where the disparity between wages and real estate prices is on the rise. Segment three assesses urban renewal efforts in the old neighborhoods of Philadelphia. And segment four studies an experimental community system in Virginia known as co-housing.


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  • Atlanta's Growth (3:20) -- Atlanta's Subdivisions (2:49) -- Atlanta's Air Quality Controversy (4:09) -- Urban Atlanta's Growth Issues (5:54) -- Burlington's Housing Crisis (4:48) -- Burlington's Zoning Laws and Permit Process (5:37) -- Burlington's Community Land Trust (5:27) -- Philadelphia's Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (2:44) -- Decline of Philadelphia's Neighborhoods (3:03) -- Rebuilding Philadelphia's Neighborhoods (2:29) -- Philadelphia Interfaith Action (3:05) -- Philadelphia Needs Private Development (4:28) -- Virginia's Blueberry Hill Co-Housing Community (3:02) -- Organizing the Blueberry Hill Co-Housing Community (2:36) -- The Co-Housing Movement and Community Design (5:25) -- Challenges and Lessons of Co-Housing (4:23)
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