Housing

June 3, 2016, 2pm PDT
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell shares some of the biggest news and announcements from the week in planning, land use, and related topics. All in two minutes and 30 seconds.
Planetizen
June 3, 2016, 9am PDT
A new set of tools from the U.C. Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation offers insight into how projects fit into the policy landscape, as well as how changes to the policy landscape could impact development.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
June 2, 2016, 12pm PDT
It's not your typical walking tour: A resident-led project in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania explores the history of a community through its blighted properties.
Community Progress Blog
June 2, 2016, 8am PDT
There's a rationale for the demolition of vacant properties in cities like Chicago, but does that mean the city should be celebrating these programs? The planning of shrinking cities, it turns out, is still very much a work in progress.
WBEZ
June 1, 2016, 11am PDT
Now that tech companies have "discovered" Portland, Oregon, longtime residents question whether the progressive city has done enough to protect them from displacement. Sound familiar?
The Atlantic
June 1, 2016, 7am PDT
As rents in the Bay Area have skyrocketed, cities are updating and introducing rent control ordinances. They are stoking age-old debates over the macroeconomic value of rent control.
California Planning & Development Report
May 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
Two new reports, and one older one, assign unequal significance of the ability of new market rate housing to filter older housing into affordability.
East Bay Express
May 31, 2016, 7am PDT
As is so often the case worldwide, many Parisians live in communities distinguished by class. The city government wants to change that by inserting thousands of public housing units in wealthy central districts.
CityLab
May 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
How can the New Urban Agenda respect the elderly—and make cities better for all of us in the process?
Next City
May 27, 2016, 11am PDT
The crisis facing many Fresno renters is nothing new. A history of housing in the city shows how, since the late 19th century, poor housing conditions have been "ingrained in Fresno's culture."
Fresno Bee
May 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Recent data from Trulia reveals that the number of homes worth at least million dollars doubled in the past four years. Some places have a veritable monopoly on ritzy domiciles.
Quartz
Blog post
May 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
One argument against new housing is that it creates demand for housing, thus increasing housing prices.
Michael Lewyn
May 24, 2016, 11am PDT
The New Orleans Housing Authority has approved reforms to policies on public housing for ex-convicts in an attempt to stem homelessness among the newly released and to foster better reintegration.
The Nation
Blog post
May 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
Reviewing Governor Jerry Brown's recent proposed legislation to permit projects that provide affordable housing to be approved as-of-right.
Reuben Duarte
May 23, 2016, 5am PDT
If some residences look a little out of place in Washington, D.C., it may be because they were originally retail shops. A Tumblr is devoted to these homes, and the zoning laws that created them.
CityLab
May 22, 2016, 7am PDT
Kinder Institute director William Fulton discusses Houston's changing demographics and economic prospects. He sees the city as a place to pioneer and implement solutions to Sun Belt problems.
Next City
May 22, 2016, 5am PDT
The share of homes with values topping $1 million rose from 1.6 percent to 3 percent nationwide between 2012 and 2016.
Marketplace
May 19, 2016, 12pm PDT
The relief that renters have been seeking might finally be on the way, if several market indicators are to be believed. If and when rent does fall, supply might have finally caught up with demand.
City Observatory
May 19, 2016, 9am PDT
It might not come as a surprise, but the Sun Belt cities permitting fewer new single-family homes are the Sun Belt cities permitting fewer new homes.
The Urban Edge
May 18, 2016, 8am PDT
Rather than devoting more funds for affordable housing, California Governor Jerry Brown is supporting streamlined regulations, mandated by the state and enacted at the local level .
Los Angeles Times