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A city on the northern edge of San Diego County has approved a controversial redevelopment. Supporters tout that agricultural components of the project. Opponents of the project say developers shouldn't be breaking ground in an agricultural area.
ABC 10 News San Diego
November 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Ohio Power Siting Board through a wrench in plans for a solar project in southern Ohio, raising questions about the viability of renewable energy in the state.
The Columbus Dispatch
October 31, 2019, 9am PDT
An article in The Urbanist suggests the ire over new developments is misplaced.
The Urbanist
October 29, 2019, 6am PDT
According to the architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, the Obama Presidential Center is still falling short of the iconic status that can serve as a landmark for the South Side of Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
October 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
A group of organizers in the small town of Elizabeth, Colorado (population 1,700) wants to recall its entire City Council as an act of defiance in the face of rapid change and growth.
The Denver Post
September 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
The corridor along University Way is currently exempt from the wave of upzoning implemented by the city's Mandatory Housing Affordability program, but that exemption is only temporary.
The Urbanist
August 19, 2019, 8am PDT
New York City, which earlier this decade ago experienced wild controversy surrounding the addition of bike lanes and bikeshare to city streets, is once again faced with a battle of drivers versus bike lanes.
The New York Times
August 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
A complaint about an illegal Airbnb, a very visual response, and a headache for city officials in the city of Manhattan Beach, California.
Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2019, 7am PDT
A retired city planner takes a position against "lot splitting," or allowing more than one unit on properties zones for single-family residential as it's known in Toronto.
The Star
August 6, 2019, 9am PDT
A scathing critique of city planning, and the special interests that hold the system in thrall, in New York City.
Gotham Gazette
August 3, 2019, 7am PDT
The sage over The Gulch development project—soon to be renamed Centennial Yards—will continue after project opponents filed an appeal of a June court decision upholding public financing for the project.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 30, 2019, 9am PDT
Developers can be our friends, according to this article, as they have been before.
The New York Times
July 23, 2019, 12pm PDT
Spirited protests weren't enough to stop the Montgomery County Council from allowing accessory dwelling units (ADU) in parts of the county.
Bethesda Magazine
July 15, 2019, 6am PDT
An 18-month planning process is unfolding in a part of New York City that has not taken kindly to large, corporate visions of the future.
City Limits
July 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
A lawsuit has been successful in derailing the Plano Tomorrow plan, approved in 2015. The city will default to its 1986 plan.
The Dallas Morning News
July 11, 2019, 11am PDT
Projects to add housing resources to help give homeless people a roof over the head have run into all sorts of public opposition—often times fueled by ignorance of how different kinds of homeless housing options work.
Voice of San Diego
July 9, 2019, 8am PDT
A $5 billion redevelopment project in Atlanta, named Centennial Yards, will receive substantial public support.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 9, 2019, 6am PDT
The Montgomery County Council is preparing to vote on an amendment that would loosen restrictions on the controversial building type known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
WAMU
July 7, 2019, 7am PDT
Bike advocates have been countering misleading anti-bike lane arguments for months now, but in case you needed a reminder, here's a sample of how opponents to bake lane projects get the realities of riding a bike wrong.
The Guardian
July 4, 2019, 11am PDT
President Donald Trump has low opinions on the state of a few very specific cities.
The Washington Post