September 27, 2019, 2pm PDT
Permits for new housing continue to lag despite a long economic boom. For coastal metros, it's a familiar story of job growth outpacing new construction. In some Sun Belt cities, sprawl is the bigger concern.
June 22, 2019, 11am PDT
U.S. coastal cities need to prepare for the effects of climate change, but the pot of funding is limited. There’s no way around the fact that there will be winners and there will be losers.
May 7, 2019, 5am PDT
The New York City Department of City Planning has released a large set of recommendations for zoning changes designed to help the city's many coastal areas weather the inevitable extreme weather events of climate change and sea level rise.
February 28, 2019, 10am PST
Long before winning the congressional seat in California's 49th District, Mike Levin advocated for clean energy and a green economy.
March 2, 2018, 12pm PST
Climate change and coastal development are combining to stamp out important ecological landscapes.
September 22, 2017, 11am PDT
How did the seven square mile, four-foot high barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean off Miami and Biscayne Bay hold-up to Hurricane Irma? The city arguably has done more to adapt to sea level rise in recent times than any other coastal city.
September 15, 2017, 8am PDT
Two economics professors from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley argue that the housing crisis doesn't just affect booming coastal cities. It's a national problem.
The New York Times - Opinion
March 7, 2017, 10am PST
If Americans viewed housing as what it essentially is, a consumable good, solutions to our ongoing affordability crisis might just present themselves. And we'd probably loosen a lot of land use regulations.
October 17, 2014, 11am PDT
Climate change and rising seas will mean higher flood risks for cities. But when exactly will impactful flooding become a regular occurrence? New analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists says that time is fast approaching.
September 1, 2014, 1pm PDT
A rich new feature for ProPublica details what's described as "one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history."
May 29, 2014, 8am PDT
Can Louisiana lawmakers succeed in retroactively overthrowing a lawsuit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority against 97 oil and gas companies, all while the state's coastline continues to disappear at alarming rates?
October 30, 2012, 12pm PDT
Hurricane Sandy demonstrates that the impacts of climate change -- rising sea levels and more extreme weather patterns -- mean that the future of America's coastal cities is in doubt.
May 3, 2012, 10am PDT
William Brangham takes a look at Norfolk, Virginia, where rising sea levels have made major floods increasingly commonplace – and increasingly burdensome for taxpayers.
April 8, 2012, 5am PDT
After a hard-won legal battle, Los Angeles' youngest coastal community can finally begin construction on its mixed-use downtown, report Roger Vincent and Martha Groves.
May 27, 2010, 12pm PDT
Former Interior secretary Bruce Babbitt believes that the federal government needs to create a new agency to do the planning necessary to prepare the coastline for rising waters due to climate change.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy blog
May 1, 2010, 11am PDT
Anthony Flint looks at how cities around the world are preparing for the predicted rise in sea level due to global warming, and how the Dutch experience with building dikes could be essential.
January 16, 2010, 1pm PST
Cities along the British coast are being warned that sea level rise over the next 100 years will have significant destructive effects. Officials are being cautioned to consider city-altering plans that shift populations away from endangered areas.
October 12, 2008, 11am PDT
As land continues to disappear along the Gulf Coast and hurricane damages increase, many are beginning to reconsider whether to rebuild or retreat.
March 31, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Climate change will probably be pretty devastating for coastal Alaska, but it could also bring a boom to the area's economy, according to a recent report.</p>
March 26, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>This article from <em>Architect Magazine</em> wonders what coastal cities will look like after the sea level rises.</p>