The Most Overvalued U.S. Housing Markets
A new study examines how far out of control some housing markets have gotten as a result of pandemic trends in real estate.
The 'Mountain Lion' Cities Rising in the U.S. West
An economist identifies the growth in nine U.S. cities—scattered from Utah to Texas, Arizona, Washington, and Idaho—as similar to the economic power generated in parts of Asia.
Boise Plans for 'Urban Renewal District'
The proposal seeks to sustainably manage development along State Street, support local businesses, and improve public transit and pedestrian infrastructure in the area.
Boise Aims to Go Carbon-Neutral by 2050, Adopts New Climate Plan
City leaders expressed enthusiastic support for the Climate Action Roadmap, a detailed plan for reducing carbon emissions, protecting the environment, and meeting other climate goals.
Boise Races Into the Lead on Separated Bike Lanes
The Ada County Highway District has announced a new program to separate bike lanes from vehicle lanes on arterial roadways in Boise and other cities around the county.
Treasure Valley Transformation: Downtown Meridian Development Plans Gain Civic Clout
It isn't just Boise that's changing quickly as in-migration picks up its pace in southwestern Idaho.
Boise Using Adaptive Reuse to Convert Offices to Affordable Housing
Under the city's Grow Our Housing program, vacant offices could see a new life as below-market rentals.
Supreme Court Refuses Landmark Homelessness Case
A closely watched court case related to how cities deal with homeless people sleeping in public, Martin v. Boise, will not get hearing with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Development Backlash Follows Population and Job Growth in Western States
As housing prices rise all over the country, quickly growing states like Colorado, Idaho, and Utah are transforming in ways some residents didn't anticipate or desire. Such circumstances are a breeding ground for anti-development politics.
Supreme Court Could Decide on Homeless Public Sleeping
The Supreme Court will be considering for the first time whether the Constitution gives homeless people a right to sleep on the sidewalk.
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