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10 hours ago
The new D.C. Office of Equity has produced an evaluation of proposed changes to the D.C. Comprehensive Plan.
DCist
6 days ago
Resistance mounts to the zoning reforms gaining traction in the United States.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 11, 2021, 9am PDT
In the works since 1999, the Centennial Project by Tejon Ranch Co. seemed to have cleared its final hurdle in 2018, but a Los Angeles County court ruling has created another hurdle for the sprawling development.
Los Angeles Times
March 31, 2021, 5am PDT
As local councils debate making permanent changes implemented last year, can pedestrian and cycling advocates hold on to their victories?
The Guardian
March 26, 2021, 6am PDT
A housing policy debate is taking place on the editorial pages of Cincinnati publications.
Cincinnati.com
Blog post
March 25, 2021, 5am PDT
Patrick Condon's new book, "Sick City: Disease, Race, Inequality and Urban Land" recommends tax reforms and housing subsidies to create more affordable and inclusive communities. It is attractive propaganda that deserves critical analysis.
Todd Litman
March 24, 2021, 6am PDT
A pair of advocates criticize recent actions to slow zoning revisions in the city of Philadelphia.
WHYY
March 10, 2021, 7am PST
The San Antonio Housing Authority has been working for years to replace the Alazán-Apache Courts with mixed-income housing using a tax-credit deal. But that plan is now scrapped in favor of keeping the apartments as public housing.
Next City
March 3, 2021, 7am PST
Complex political dynamics are mustering for a showdown over D.C.'s comprehensive plan.
The Washington Post
February 24, 2021, 5am PST
The question of whether a public review process conducted by Zoom is sufficient to approve a sweeping rezoning plan is a matter of no small legal concern in New York City.
Commercial Observer
Blog post
February 8, 2021, 5am PST
The events of the past year shows that the law of supply and demand applies to urban housing, and that gentrification can, in fact, be subdued.
Michael Lewyn
February 1, 2021, 5am PST
A cause abandoned by the Philadelphia City in 2019 is on the table again.
WHYY
January 29, 2021, 8am PST
Recently approved laws that force cities to take a more proactive approach to the state-mandated Regional Housing Needs Assessment process are beginning to take effect in California.
San Francisco Weekly
January 19, 2021, 5am PST
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, 5am PST
Planning departments relying on online public hearing processes will want to keep monitor this lawsuit in New York City.
Brooklyn Paper
January 13, 2021, 5am PST
New York City's groundbreaking Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program will turn five years old in March. While some call for the program to be eliminated, others defend it.
City Limits
January 10, 2021, 11am PST
Limiting development has been a powerful tool for anti-gentrification activists, but have these policies had counter-productive effects?
The Atlantic
January 8, 2021, 6am PST
With car ownership rates soaring, the fight for the city's free street parking spots is intensifying.
The New York Times
January 5, 2021, 5am PST
Insider knowledge on one of the most controversial components of a groundbreaking plan.
Globe St.
December 17, 2020, 8am PST
And they have the receipts.
The Washington Post