Urban Fold

The Berkeley Daily Planet

This report takes a local perspective on CA's new land use law, in the context of two preceding environmental laws, CEQA and AB 32. While the former enabled activists to fight new growth, the pendulum has begun to swing toward developers.
Feb 12, 2009   The Berkeley Daily Planet
In Nov, 2006, the residents of Berkeley approved a measure requiring the city to reduce GHG emissions by 80% by the year 2050. The draft plan has been released, and unlike an earlier version, this one emphasizes transit oriented development as key.
Oct 28, 2008   The Berkeley Daily Planet
"Locavores" hoping to promote more sustainable agriculture through urban gardening are facing a new hurdle: infill housing projects.
Aug 12, 2008   The Berkeley Daily Planet
<p>In response to meeting regional housing demand requirements stipulated by the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee of Berkeley, California, considers a high-rise development plan proposed by city staff.</p>
Feb 26, 2007   The Berkeley Daily Planet
<p>City officials in Berkeley, California, are voicing concerns about a regional government association's proposed ousing quota for the next seven years, one which calls for a yearly increase of more than 200%.</p>
Jan 18, 2007   The Berkeley Daily Planet
This column from <em>The Berkeley Daily Planet</em> sees cultural values being rapidly depleted in favor of quick developments and short-term profits. To remind planners and citizens what could be, an 'Urban Bill of Rights' has been written.
Aug 24, 2006   The Berkeley Daily Planet
Grants drying up and four new HUD funding formulas could cut funds up to 50 percent as "university loophole" disappears.
Mar 17, 2005   The Berkeley Daily Planet
A criticism of some trends in landscape architecture.
Feb 14, 2005   The Berkeley Daily Planet