Following the recent example of cities like Vancouver, Austin, and Berkeley, Oakland, CA recently made it much easier for residents to create secondary units, also known as accessory dwelling units.
Jan 9, 2016 East Bay Express
A study of CEQA litigation revealed widespread abuse that experts say undermines California's environmental sustainability goals.
Dec 27, 2015 The Planning Report
In a city of sprawling surface parking, increased density may help close a serious affordable housing gap as Anchorage, Alaska, seeks ways to make development more affordable.
Dec 23, 2015 Next City
Accessory dwelling units, granny flats, mother-in-law units—whatever you call them, they're now legal in Austin.
Nov 23, 2015 Community Impact Newspaper
Urban Kchoze presents a detailed, step-by-step analysis of the relationship between commercial density and residential density to find a better understanding of which matters more for promoting walkability.
Nov 17, 2015 Urban Kchoze
A surprising argument from an article in Seattle publication Crosscut this week: density is the mortal enemy of trees.
Oct 29, 2015 Crosscut
A comprehensive review of the inner-ring suburb of Evanston, Illinois, outside Chicago, and a transformation Jane Jacobs would surely love. The proof is in the pudding: Evanston car ownership are far below regional averages.
Oct 27, 2015 Politico Magazine
The perception that a city has reached its maximum population and nobody else should be allowed in, or nothing should be allowed to change, is limiting the potential of our cities and increasing housing inequality.
Oct 8, 2015 The Washington Post - Wonkblog
The San Diego Association of Government on October 9 will consider a 35-year regional plan that prioritizes public transit in its management of an expected 1 million new residents.
Sep 29, 2015 The San Diego Union-Tribune
A simple chart allows an easy comparison between the varieties of housing that comprise the housing stock of U.S. cities.
Sep 22, 2015 The Washington Post - Wonkblog