Housing

June 27, 2016, 5am PDT
Decades of poor urban planning and policy decisions have contributed to "the Glasgow Effect," which has seen higher rates of mortality for Glaswegians compared to similar de-industrialized cities.
The Guardian (UK)
Blog post
June 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Garden City concept has a long and honorable pedigree within urban planning. Analysis of Sterling Ranch, a master-planned community outside of Denver, Colorado highlights some important issues around social and environmental sustainability.
Dean Saitta
June 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Last week the Los Angeles City Council and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved housing initiatives. "Build Better LA" requires large developments to have affordable units. Silicon Valley voters will vote on a $950 million housing bond.
Planetizen
June 25, 2016, 5am PDT
Mayor Setti Warren has a vision for his city that includes the opportunities that brought his parents to live in the city. That means more housing, affordable to various levels of income.
The Boston Globe
June 24, 2016, 2pm PDT
More than 20,000 rent-controlled units have left the market in Los Angeles since 2001—a problem exacerbated by options for short-term rentals. Now the City Attorney's Office is fighting back.
Los Angeles Times
June 24, 2016, 7am PDT
The in-migration of Millennials is largely driving the changes that American cities are going through. More specifically, it is the ones with college degrees who are driving the change. Where are they moving, and what is their effect?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
June 24, 2016, 5am PDT
The biggest news stories of a big week in planning and land use—all in just over two minutes.
Planetizen
June 23, 2016, 11am PDT
Unable to pass the measure themselves, four San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ballot measure for November that would let voters decide on the removal of tent encampments in the city providing that housing is offered.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 23, 2016, 9am PDT
Faced with increasing numbers of residents more than 50 percent of their income on housing costs, the mayor of New Orleans has announced his intentions to build or preserve 7,500 affordable units by 2021.
Gambit
June 23, 2016, 8am PDT
The story of the U.S. housing market is the story of growing inequality.
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune
June 23, 2016, 5am PDT
The advocacy group Better Boulder held the YIMBY 2016 conference earlier this month.
Next City
June 22, 2016, 7am PDT
The city of Palo Alto, the county of Santa Clara, and the Housing Authority of Santa Clara County have joined forces to acquire the 4.5 acre Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, thus saving 117 low-income families from eviction.
Palo Alto Online
June 22, 2016, 5am PDT
With a lack of suitable rental units and a lack of willing landlords, the city of Pittsburgh provides a case study for the failure of the Housing Choice Voucher Program to live up to its potential.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
June 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Prime Minister Trudeau took sides on one controversial issue central to the debate about the cost of housing in Vancouver, but stopped short of suggesting a clear policy agenda for the federal government to improve the problem.
CBC News
June 17, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent study of the Airbnb rental units in Seattle shows a growing supply of short-term rental units, which is also cutting into the city's available rental housing stock.
The Seattle Times
June 17, 2016, 7am PDT
Proposed changes could have a profound impact on the two million American households receiving rent subsidies through the Section 8 voucher program.
The Wall Street Journal
June 16, 2016, 10am PDT
If you can afford it, now would be a good time to move to San Francisco and rent in a new, high-end apartment building. Rents will still be among the highest in the country, but property owners are offering many perks.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Boston Globe casts doubt on the idea that large amounts of new housing in Boston will be able to reduce already high housing prices in the city.
The Boston Globe
June 14, 2016, 8am PDT
A new ordinance approved by the Denver City Council yesterday grants legitimacy to an "already flourishing vacation rental market."
The Denver Post
June 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
A resurgent tenants' rights movement has found a home south of the traditional progressive capital of the Bay Area.
The New York Times