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Baltimore Needs Protected Bike Lanes

Alissa Walker, urbanism editor for has issued a call to action for protected bike lanes in cities across the country. This comes on the heels of a new report from Monash University in Australia that describes how a painted […]

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Poverty Concentration and Gentrification in Baltimore and Across the Country

Gentrification has become one of the most discussed subjects when it comes to urban affairs. Yet some observers have questioned if too much attention is being paid to

The Importance of Middle Neighborhoods

We recently had a chance to hear a presentation from Baltimore City's new Director of Planning, Chris Ryer, on the City's recently published community development framework report. During

A Merger between Baltimore City and County?

Note: As this article was going through the editing phase, the Abell Foundation released a report examining Municipal consolidations across the Country. We encourage our readers to take

New Rental Registration Law Creates Challenges for Tenants

In August of 2017, the Baltimore Sun published an in-depth investigation on serious deficiencies in Baltimore City's rent court system. The article reported that a system set

The Two Faces of Vacant Housing

We're big fans of Alan Mallach, a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress and the National Housing Institute. Not only has he done some great work

City Council Passes Complete Streets and Affordable Housing Legislation

We applaud the City Council for passing two important bills that will make our City more livable and affordable. The first bill is comprehensive complete streets legislation. The idea

Understanding the Community Reinvestment Act

Passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is one of the most important pieces of banking legislation passed in the last century. The practice of redlining in majority-minority

Understanding Inclusionary Housing

Anyone who reads CPHA newsletters or follows development news in Baltimore has probably heard the term "inclusionary housing." But not everyone understands what it is, what it's supposed

Tiny Houses Could be Coming to Baltimore

Legislation introduced by City Councilman Ryan Dorsey would allow for the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Baltimore. According to the website, examples of ADU's include apartments