Regional Planning and Affordable Housing Development in Nicaragua

Please visit the website for our friends at UrbaMonde.  This story is re-posted from their site.  The Matagalpa land management project aims to build a regional management body for the Rio Grande watershed in Nicaragua. The Matagalpa region is located in central Nicaragua. It has a rugged topography and has a network of communication channels very deficient. Its… Read More Regional Planning and Affordable Housing Development in Nicaragua

Laneway housing: a way to create vibrant, resident-filled cities?

What is laneway housing? Self-contained, low-rise homes that are built within the yards of detached homes, commonly where garages were situated.  They are accessed via the back lane, hence the name. What are the benefits? Increased affordable housing in expensive city regions; More populated cities with all types of family make-up; ‘Gentle density’; Transformation of… Read More Laneway housing: a way to create vibrant, resident-filled cities?