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Yesterday
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
Yesterday
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
2 days ago
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
3 days ago
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
3 days ago
Zappos, a shoe company, is working with Geoship, a geodesic dome company, to build a village of the domes in Las Vegas.
FastCompany
4 days ago
The glitzy new neighborhood doesn’t cater to all Boston residents, according to a new survey.
The Boston Globe
4 days ago
Call it a role reversal: Oakland is building far more apartments and housing units than San Francisco—a reversal of the history of development in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Chronicle
4 days ago
A rooftop housing development in the Indonesian capital takes the suburb to new heights.
The Guardian
6 days ago
Development impact fees in California triple the national average. A bill in the State Legislature would reform the state's development fees, as one measure in an effort to build more housing in the state.
The Mercury News
August 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
Kanye West's first foray into the development business is off to an inauspicious start.
TMZ
August 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Homeless people who had previously been moved from an I-65 overpass were forced to move again with one-day notice.
The Courier-Journal
August 9, 2019, 11am PDT
The risk of onerous lot rent increases and the fear of eviction are more threatening than ever as private equity enters the manufactured housing market.
Shelterforce Magazine
August 9, 2019, 10am PDT
In an unusual move, Austin's housing authority is buying apartments on the private market to rent to Housing Choice Voucher holders.
Next City
August 9, 2019, 8am PDT
Current zoning restrictions hearken back to an America that long longer exists. It’s time to update codes and stop perpetuating housing segregation and inequality.
The New York Times
August 9, 2019, 6am PDT
The Third Party Transfer program lets the city transfer ownership of delinquent properties, but it unfairly targets communities of color, say critics.
Curbed New York
August 7, 2019, 2pm PDT
“We could use some gentrification here.” Let's never say this—we must refrain from debating the long-term likelihood of gentrification in distressed places.
Shelterforce Magazine
August 7, 2019, 11am PDT
In attendance this week at the National Conference of State Legislatures, the American Planning Association has announced its intentions to lobby attendees on housing policy.
American Planning Association
August 7, 2019, 10am PDT
San Diego housing advocates have coined a new term: "YIGBY," or "Yes in God's Backyard," to advance prospects for affordable housing development on property underutilized by houses of worship. The city's planning department is receptive.
Next City
August 7, 2019, 7am PDT
A retired city planner takes a position against "lot splitting," or allowing more than one unit on properties zones for single-family residential as it's known in Toronto.
The Star
August 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
An opportunity missed in Detroit.
Detroit Free Press