The home remodeling market in the US expanded by more than 50 percent since the end of the Great Recession, according to Improving America’s Housing 2019, a new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Allan Merrill, President and CEO of Atlanta-based Beazer Homes, is the new chair of The Policy Advisory Board (PAB) of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Merrill’s tenure began earlier this month when the PAB held its winter meeting in Washington, DC.
How can real estate development and sustainable design be used to foster equitable and inclusive redevelopment in cities? That’s the challenge that has animated the career of Kimberly Dowdell, an architect, developer, and educator who will come to the Harvard Graduate School of Design on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to deliver the 19th Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture.
There are very few signs that slums will transition out of the urban landscape in the foreseeable future. Even after more than one and a half centuries of policy interventions, starting from efforts to address the effects of industrialization in Europe, slums persist in almost every geography on the planet.
Homeowners are expected to increase spending on improvements and repairs at a solid clip over the coming year, according to the latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA).
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