Archinect - News 2014-09-22T18:32:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/78259351/a-city-invokes-seizure-laws-to-save-homes A City Invokes Seizure Laws to Save Homes Orhan Ayyüce 2013-07-30T10:44:00-04:00 >2013-07-30T13:08:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n1bbyl3az26mwloq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re not willing to back down on this.They can put forward as much pressure as they would like but I&rsquo;m very committed to this program and I&rsquo;m very committed to the well-being of our neighborhoods.&rdquo; - Gayle McLaughlin, Richmond&rsquo;s mayor</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/07/30/business/30domain-span/30domain-span-articleLarge.jpg"><em>Peter DaSilva for The New York Times&#8203;</em></p> <p> The power of eminent domain has traditionally worked against homeowners, who can be forced to sell their property to make way for a new highway or shopping mall. But now the working-class city of Richmond, Calif., hopes to use the same legal tool to help people stay right where they are.&nbsp;</p> <p> Scarcely touched by the nation&rsquo;s housing recovery and tired of waiting for federal help, Richmond is about to become the first city in the nation to try eminent domain as a way to stop foreclosures.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/51269473/state-of-alabama-bans-sustainable-development State of Alabama Bans Sustainable Development Archinect 2012-06-13T15:07:00-04:00 >2012-06-14T10:01:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18vc12iwaugs5byw.jpg" width="360" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The folks in Alabama have just passed a law that says quite clearly that they don&rsquo;t want anything to do with sustainability. Though they might not have any problem with clean air and water and all that, it seems to be the planning for it that is the problem. Because planning, after all, is apparently what communists do.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>