Density

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San Jose wants to remake the North San Jose neighborhood as "Uptown San Jose," but the amount of development that will require isn't proving an easy sell with some locals.
The Mercury News
May 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis, Minnesota Citizens for the Protection of Migratory Birds, and Smart Growth Minneapolis sued Minneapolis on environmental grounds after the city approved its landmark Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Star Tribune
April 24, 2019, 11am PDT
The proposed legislation would open up cities like Palo Alto to higher-density housing.
Los Angeles Times
March 28, 2019, 7am PDT
As Montgomery County, Maryland considers a new law to allow more development of accessory dwelling units. The devil is in the details.
Bethesda Magazine
March 25, 2019, 9am PDT
A new paper examines the impacts of broad economic trends—like inequality, job markets, and migration—on housing markets in the nation's major metropolitan areas.
The Planning Report
March 22, 2019, 5am PDT
A Planetizen editor failed this quiz.
The Guardian
March 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
Most of the U.S. saw public transit ridership continue its downward trend last year, but San Diego’s ridership, particularly on light rail, was up.
KPBS
March 20, 2019, 9am PDT
Building more fourplexes could do a lot to fix Portland’s missing middle plan, one commentator argues.
Henry Kraemer
March 18, 2019, 8am PDT
Size and growth go hand in hand, until they don't, according to a new analysis. Density might be the reason that synergy eventually shortcircuits.
CityLab
March 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
Analyzing the potential outcomes of Senate Bill 10, one of two statewide upzoning bills under consideration in the state of Oregon this year.
Sightline Institute
March 7, 2019, 1pm PST
Mountlake Terrace, located about halfway between Seattle and Everett, will soon have new building heights to go along with a new light rail station.
The Urbanist
March 6, 2019, 10am PST
Tacoma, Washington, a city of over 200,000 residents in the Pacific Northwest, is making room for more.
The Urbanist
March 5, 2019, 11am PST
Transit oriented development doesn’t have to mean evictions and demolitions for existing renters, but often it does.
The Tyee
March 5, 2019, 9am PST
Rent control is gaining popularity in cities and states around the country. Some economists urge caution when considering this form of tenant protection.
Brookings
February 28, 2019, 9am PST
The city of Berkeley, famed for its radical left politics in the 1960s, is now considered a bastion of anti-development obstructionism. Those politics could be changing, however.
The Bay City Beacon
February 27, 2019, 6am PST
The question of how and where to grow is causing controversy in Toronto. A recent op-ed picks a side.
Toronto Sun
February 26, 2019, 10am PST
Accessory dwelling unit regulations vary but results are consistently underwhelming in the D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington
February 20, 2019, 10am PST
The Oregon Legislature is already considering one of the most sweeping and ambitious statewide land use reform bills in the country. A new bill would allow even more density around transit stations.
Willamette Week
February 1, 2019, 7am PST
Visit the notoriously dense suburb of Friendship Village, Maryland.
City Beautiful
January 31, 2019, 2pm PST
If it approves HB 1797, Washington will pace the rest of the nation (even California and Oregon) on reforming zoning to allow more accessory dwelling units.
Sightline Institute