Today’s Headlines

  • New Home Sales Down Significantly (NYT)
  • Meanwhile, Builders Report Demand for Ped-Friendly Neighborhoods (CityBiz)
  • Feds Estimate 8 Percent of Motorists Drive Drunk Each Year (AP)
  • If Murkowski Loses Seat, Next GOP Sen. in Line on Energy Committee Is More Conservative (The Hill)
  • In Joe Miller, Another Climate Contrarian Inches Toward Power (Grist)
  • Motorists Push for Road Funding as Shortage Looms in Michigan (AP)
  • Why Libertarians Are Wrong About Infrastructure (Infrastructurist)
  • More Grumbling in San Mateo County About High-Speed Rail (SFExaminer)
  • Ehrlich Promises More Funding for Transportation in Maryland If Elected (Gazette)
  • DC TIGER II Request Would More Than Triple the Size of Bike-Sharing System (BeyondDC)
  • Omri

    “With an eye toward the future, builders are exploring new strategies to meet buyer demands. Sixty percent said that to stay competitive, they are shifting away from bigger traditional home designs to conservative pedestrian-oriented mixed-use neighborhoods. Another question showed more than 63.1% are re-evaluating their projects, planned pre-recession, from a product/layout/density standpoint.

    I love it. The bigger “traditional” designs date back to 2001, and the “conservative” neighborhoods are where liberals are flocking to buy.