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October 7, 2020, 9am PDT
As California moves to hold local governments accountable for housing production goals, a report finds a 900,000-unit discrepancy. Offered here is the Embarcadero Institute's response to criticism received regarding the report's conclusions.
The Planning Report
Feature
September 30, 2020, 8am PDT
An article from the journal Urban Studies is inspiring debate and controversy over a year after publication, presenting opposing opinions on fundamental questions about how land use regulation affects the housing market.
James Brasuell
Blog post
July 22, 2020, 7am PDT
Nolan Gray of George Mason University and Adam A. Millsap of the Charles Koch Institute write about a recent article they authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
July 2, 2020, 6am PDT
A new study finds that county density is not significantly related to the infection rate, but higher density counties have significantly lower virus-related mortality rates than those with lower densities, possibly due to superior health care.
Journal Of The American Planning Association
June 15, 2020, 8am PDT
Separate coronavirus studies from the University of California at Berkeley and Imperial College London published June 8 in the journal Nature show the life and health-saving value of domestic stay-at-home orders, global lockdowns, and other measures.
The Washington Post
May 20, 2020, 7am PDT
Findings from graduating doctoral students undertaking urban-related research.
Penn IUR Urban Link
May 19, 2020, 8am PDT
Unemployment of historically devastating proportions will force people out of their homes and onto the streets, according to a new study by an economist at Columbia University in New York.
Community Solutions
April 20, 2020, 11am PDT
The United States currently tests about 145,000 people daily. A Harvard study calls for a minimum of 500,000 daily, but that's on the low end if the country wants to prevent shutting down again due to a second wave of the coronavirus.
The New York Times
Blog post
March 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
Geoff Boeing of the University of Southern California writes about a recent article he co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
March 4, 2020, 12pm PST
A broader evidence base can more effectively evaluate policies for preventing and ending homelessness, according to a recent study published by Housing Policy Debate.
Homeless Hub
January 27, 2020, 5am PST
The world is sprawling as it develops, according to ambitious new research.
PhysOrg
January 21, 2020, 9am PST
The people living in urban heat islands are much more likely to be inhabited by low-income people of color, and the roots of the environmental justice issue can be found in planning history.
The Oregonian
January 7, 2020, 7am PST
New analysis of National Household Travel Survey data shows that the United States has a long way to go to overcome the dominance of the automobile for daily travel.
Journal of Transport & Health via ScienceDirect
December 31, 2019, 7am PST
A new metric for measuring land use regulation traces the evolution of land use regulations over the past decade, finding that U.S. municipalities on a net basis adopted slightly more restrictive land use regulations from 2006 to 2018.
The National Bureau of Economic Research
December 10, 2019, 10am PST
An analysis of 1,295,160 citations of urban planning research over the past year.
Tom Sanchez
November 22, 2019, 2pm PST
A news study raises questions about the public health effects of the widespread availability of a ride enabled by companies like Uber and Lyft—while it's easier to avoid drunk driving, it's also easier to drink.
The Economist
November 16, 2019, 11am PST
Have you ever heard of the Salish Sea? Neither have most of the people who live near it, in cities named Seattle and Vancouver.
Phys.org
October 21, 2019, 5am PDT
New research finds that different types of parks correlate with different gentrification effects, adding to the complexity of urban change.
CityLab
Feature
September 30, 2019, 6am PDT
Thirty years after a seminal study attempted to connect increased density with decreased automobile use, several new studies are raising doubts about that central assumption of contemporary planning.
Fanis Grammenos
September 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
Inclusionary zoning can't work because of the exclusionary zoning policies that the system relies on, according to new research.
Mercatus Center