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6 hours ago
Rents in 99 percent of counties in the U.S. are not affordable for residents making minimum wage, according to a recent report.
Curbed
Yesterday
Legislation approved this week finally brings the city of San Francisco up to date with state laws approved in 2016.
San Francisco Public Press
2 days ago
There isn't much city in most U.S. cities.
The New York Times
2 days ago
The tech industry giant answers a call to do more to help alleviate housing prices in the region it calls home by promising to build tens of thousands of units on its own land.
The Mercury News
2 days ago
Fundraisers have been busy in an effort to defeat the anti-development measures included in Question 200, which will appear before voters in Lakewood, Colorado in July.
The Denver Post
2 days ago
Housing prices are on the rise in the North Shore neighborhood as the area near downtown grows.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
3 days ago
Mobile, Alabama, has changed the way it deals with blight, and the results have been substantial.
Fast Company
3 days ago
The Editorial Board of the New York Times offers perhaps the highest profile support to date for overthrowing the status quo of slow growth and development opposition.
The New York Times
3 days ago
The progressive Northern California project is adapting to the times.
The New York Times
3 days ago
California's Senate Bill 50, to increase housing near transit hubs and job centers, failed amid fears of density. If the next version is to succeed, architects and urban designers must ensure that critics' fears are not realized.
The Architect's Newspaper
4 days ago
The Regional Plan Association recently released a report targeting the climate risks associated with the older housing stock in Central Queens, New York City.
QNS
5 days ago
The communal living opportunity for San Jose residents was made possible by the creation of an entirely new designation in the city's zoning code.
CityLab
5 days ago
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante is championing a new approach to inclusionary zoning, recently released in draft form to the public.
Montreal Gazette
6 days ago
A new working paper adds another perspective to the debate about easing zoning regulations to address the affordable housing crisis.
CityLab
6 days ago
Enacted in 2008, a partial rezone of Manhattan's East Village and Lower East Side failed to deliver on affordable housing projections, falling short by 45 percent.
Curbed New York
June 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
Thanks to legislation by Sen. Scott Wiener passed last year, San Francisco will apply a new tool to force treatment on some homeless, mentally ill people who refuse it, but it's limited to five people annually. A new Wiener bill would expand it.
The Washington Post
June 13, 2019, 9am PDT
A thought experiment compares the carbon impact of three new single family homes with the same block if it contained a duplex, a triplex, and a fourplex.
Sightline Institute
June 13, 2019, 8am PDT
The online retail giant also donated funding for educational programs at a nearby university and a nearby community college.
The Washington Post
June 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Applied to roads, the theory of induced demand says new construction only brings out more users. But can something similar be said of housing? According to this research, the likely answer is no.
City Observatory
June 12, 2019, 11am PDT
The New York State Legislature has made a deal paving the way for local governments to approve rent regulations—a degree of local control that was previously impossible in the state.
The New York Times