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17 hours ago
Larry Kosmont identifies the fiscal dysfunction driving city resistance to state-mandated density and offers institutional explanations for California’s current housing crisis.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
A tax on non-resident property owners is working as it's intended, as a wave of luxury condo units hit the real estate market all over the city of Vancouver.
The Province
2 days ago
Hospitals are uniquely suited to make an impact in the ongoing affordable housing crisis in the United States.
Managed Healthcare Executive
2 days ago
"[P]erhaps at this point, this column should include a trigger warning for any young couple traumatized by the current housing market around here."
The Seattle Times
Blog post
3 days ago
Gentrification is apparently quite rare—so why do urban affairs commentators devote so much time arguing about it?
Michael Lewyn
3 days ago
The city anticipates significant population growth in the coming decades, and it has put a funding plan into action to ensure affordable housing doesn’t fall by the wayside.
Next City
3 days ago
Using a mid 20th-century painting as his point of reference, Benjamin Schneider points out that the vast, disruptive changes we often associate with San Francisco are only affecting the city's eastern side.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development raises the burden of proof in cases of disparate impact, and provides additional defenses for defendants.
CityLab
3 days ago
A design competition focuses on the many tiny and often irregularly shaped vacant lots of New York City.
Curbed New York
4 days ago
For Montgomery County in Maryland, accessory dwelling units are a viable strategy to help ease the affordable housing crisis.
Greater Greater Washington
5 days ago
Extreme weather is exacerbating the threats posing communities struggling with a lack of affordable housing.
Next City
5 days ago
A new paper published by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University raises the stakes of the discussion about exclusionary zoning and its role in the ongoing housing affordability crisis in the United States.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
6 days ago
Some of the buildings in a new condo building in Toronto will have two master bedrooms.
Toronto Star
August 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
A complaint about an illegal Airbnb, a very visual response, and a headache for city officials in the city of Manhattan Beach, California.
Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2019, 5am PDT
A rezoning process for a neighborhood in Queens will allow homes to be built wider and deeper. Supporters say the space is needed for large families.
The City
August 16, 2019, 9am PDT
Former L.A. City Councilmember and retiring Cal Poly College of Environmental Design Dean Michael Woo reminds readers of the visionary responsibilities of elected officials to ensure the plans of today indeed consider the needs of tomorrow.
The Planning Report
August 16, 2019, 8am PDT
Like many cities around the country, the city of Syracuse struggles with vacant and blighted residential properties. Lately, Syracuse can report positive progress on the challenge.
Channel 9 News
August 15, 2019, 10am PDT
Julián Castro, Democratic candidate for president and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, chose a side regarding the controversial rezoning proposal making its way through the Des Moines City Council.
Des Moines Register
August 14, 2019, 2pm PDT
A feature article revisits the gentrification and displacement discussion, especially as it pertains to racial and economic demographics, in one of the nation's most troubled and challenging housing markets.
The Mercury News
August 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
Zappos, a shoe company, is working with Geoship, a geodesic dome company, to build a village of the domes in Las Vegas.
FastCompany