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A real estate group claims the city has been denying and delaying ADU permits in violation of city and state laws.
San Diego Union-Tribune
4 days ago
Transforming suburban sprawl is a massive undertaking, but these small steps can help communities understand their needs and assets and develop clear, actionable goals for the future.
CNU
4 days ago
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo approved a new plan to revitalize the Champs Élysées ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The Guardian
Blog post
4 days ago
Cities around the world are demonstrating that net zero carbon buildings—including net zero low-income housing—can be built cost effectively.
Joan Fitzgerald
5 days ago
The Sacramento City Council took steps toward an updated General Plan that includes a variety of innovative planning proposals, including the elimination of single-family zoning by allowing up to four dwelling units on all residential parcels.
Sacramento Bee
5 days ago
Protected bike lanes, like the one Pasadena is installing on Union Street, increase safety for all road users and reduce the likelihood of fatal crashes.
Streetsblog California
5 days ago
If the combined effects of winter's cold and the pandemic has you bummed, check out this community-building exercise in the frozen North.
PlaceShakers
5 days ago
A combination of factors including a lengthy appeals process and the cost of construction have led to huge disparities in the number of units allocated to each community.
Cal Matters
5 days ago
Under certain circumstances, states can conduct environmental reviews under state rather than federal regulations.
Progressive Railroading
5 days ago
The "Atlanta City Design: Housing" initiative is one of the most ambitious planning reform efforts of any large U.S. city, but it's just getting started.
City Monitor
5 days ago
Housing policy can ensure a sustainable economic recovery by focusing on five outcomes.
Urban Institute
Blog post
5 days ago
Commemorate Inauguration Day by digging deep into the promises and potential of the Biden Administration.
James Brasuell
Feature
6 days ago
Simon Winchester's new book, Land, brings global scope to the concepts of land use.
Josh Stephens
6 days ago
Some of the world's biggest companies are investing in affordable housing, hoping to stymie the growing crisis their growth has contributed to.
Smart Cities Dive
6 days ago
Slow streets programs provided a quick short-term solution and paved the way for some permanent street closures and realignments. Now, these programs are getting a second look as community groups react to the changes.
Bloomberg CityLab
6 days ago
Los Angeles County partners with The Tree Pledge and the Radical Resilience Lab to strategically plant trees where they are most needed.
PRNewswire
6 days ago
Do you know the COVID risk level where you live, work and play? Many COVID data trackers provide county and state-level data, but metropolitan area data had been more difficult to find until now, thanks to Covid Act Now.
Covid Act Now
6 days ago
The 80-year-old Bunker Hill public housing complex will be replace according to a plan approved recently by the Boston Planning and Development Agency.
The Boston Globe
6 days ago
New York Governor Cuomo's State of the State speeches last week included an ambitious proposal for a large-scale redevelopment project on Manhattan's west side, adjacent to Penn Station.
New York Post
6 days ago
The yongeTOmorrrow project is heading toward the finish line with widespread support from advocates, but a few want the plan to go one step further.
Toronto Star
January 18, 2021, 8am PST
The Economic Innovation Group has released its 2020 Distressed Communities Index.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge