Boosting Jobs with the Right Kind of Housing and Transportation
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The market is demanding different transportation improvements and housing than has been built for the past two generations, highway-based single family housing on the ever expanding fringe of our metro areas. This type of housing was the epicenter of the housing and mortgage crash. What is needed is “alternative” transportation (rail transit, bike, and walking infrastructure), as the two recent rounds of the U.S. DOT’s TIGER grants have provided. In addition, the real estate industry must re-tool to build what the market now wants, walkable development, whether in the central cities or the suburbs.

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