Controversies

Yesterday
A proposal for a facility that converts septic waste to compost will have to find another home, after a decision in Linn County, Iowa.
The Gazette
Yesterday
The City Council will still have to approve the likely controversial idea of allowing accessory dwelling units citywide in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Pioneer Press
July 12, 2018, 6am PDT
The picturesque neighborhood of Adams Morgan is becoming whiter and more affluent, but it also hasn't developed much new housing.
Greater Greater Washington
June 27, 2018, 6am PDT
Two major scooter companies operating in Miami have ceased operations in the city, at least for now.
Miami Herald
June 21, 2018, 2pm PDT
Mayor Jim Kenney could still veto the bill.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 19, 2018, 8am PDT
The legal controversy over the Genesee Power Plant in Flint, Michigan has finally ended, with a court forcing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to better investigate and resolve complaints of environmental discrimination.
Pacific Standard
June 16, 2018, 11am PDT
A small city in the South Bay Area, south of San Jose, has approved its first multi-family housing project—because state law mandated it.
The Mercury News
June 14, 2018, 7am PDT
Another example of a city looking for revenue to support affordable housing projects in response to the growing cost of housing.
The Wall Street Journal
June 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
If your city was home to some of the wealthiest, largest companies in the country, would you tax them to raise money for more housing and transit service?
The Seattle Times
June 4, 2018, 8am PDT
The city is implementing a pilot program that prioritizes shared cars.
The New York Times
May 26, 2018, 5am PDT
Is anybody up for happy hour in Alexandria?
The Washington Post
May 24, 2018, 12pm PDT
Proponents of a new Accessory Dwelling Unit rule in Seattle say the tactics of opponents backfired with this Environmental Impact Study.
Sightline Institute
May 22, 2018, 7am PDT
Nashville's first transit oriented development plan, focusing on the neighborhood of Donelson, is facing opposition from affordable housing advocates.
The Tennessean
May 17, 2018, 7am PDT
Affordable housing advocates, developers, and planning commissioners all got a bad taste in their mouth on this one.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
Public concern boiled over last week at a town hall meeting intended to discuss the proposed development of a stadium to house Temple University's football team in North Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 8, 2018, 9am PST
Multiple proposals to demolish downtown buildings and put up surface parking lots are meeting resistance.
Detroit Free Press
February 5, 2018, 7am PST
Mayor Jesse Arreguín's charges about permissible heights, demolition of rent-controlled housing and displacement that would result from Senate Bill 827 by Sen. Wiener are refuted in the Berkeleyside article, though the latter two have resonance.
Berkeleyside
January 26, 2018, 10am PST
As the Portland City Council considers the Central City 2035 plan, downtown residents, many of whom live in high-rises, are actively opposing regulations that would allow new high-rises.
Willamette Week
January 25, 2018, 2pm PST
California State Senator Scott Wiener made a big splash this month by announcing a package of pro-development bills, and now interest groups are taking sides in a heated debate over housing and density.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 25, 2018, 1pm PST
The Puget Sound Regional Council's recently released "Regional Transportation Plan – 2018" has inspired debate about how the region should plan for growth.
The Urbanist