Density

10 hours ago
The city of Vancouver's new density regulations will be the envy of many a YIMBY.
The Vancouver Sun
3 days ago
If Brooklyn keeps up the pace of current growth, it could pass Chicago in population in the next few years.
Curbed NY
September 11, 2018, 5am PDT
The House Choice bill, supported by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, failed to earn approval from the State Legislature this year.
WBUR
September 6, 2018, 7am PDT
Residents in parts of Raleigh would be allowed to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property, if a majority of their neighbors approve the idea.
The News & Observer
Feature
September 6, 2018, 6am PDT
It's not impossible to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable, but it does require careful planning and design.
Jason Beske, David Dixon
August 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
Duplexes, rowhouses, and small apartment buildings will be on the zoning menu for "housing choice neighborhoods" around Vancouver, thanks to the city's new "Making Room Housing Program."
Sightline Institute
July 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
A columnist presents criticisms and recommendations for both sides of the density debate as Minneapolis considers a new comprehensive plan.
Star Tribune
Blog post
July 25, 2018, 12pm PDT
There is more than one way for a city to systematically reduce it carbon footprint.
Kayla Matthews
July 25, 2018, 5am PDT
The public comment period for the draft Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan will wrap up soon. City council members are already responding to concerns from singe-family neighborhood residents about the density proposed in the plan.
Star Tribune
July 19, 2018, 9am PDT
A signature-gathering campaign has expressed a desire to extend height and density limits in San Mateo.
The Daily Journal
July 18, 2018, 6am PDT
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 15, 2018, 1pm PDT
Olympia, Washington joins the ranks of cities making new incentives for the creation of missing middle housing.
The Olympian
July 11, 2018, 10am PDT
Plans for a sizable eco-friendly development on the site of St. Paul's Twin Cities Assembly Plant have drawn support from many, including the city's young mayor. But density opponents remain unconvinced.
CityLab
July 3, 2018, 10am PDT
Utah has generally made room for single-family homes in the past, but the Salt Lake Tribune thinks its time for new plans as the state faces demographic changes and worsening affordability.
The Salt Lake Tribune
Blog post
July 3, 2018, 6am PDT
It is indeed possible to have a city full of low-rise buildings that is still compact enough for excellent transit service—but only if most side streets are used for mid-rise buildings instead of houses.
Michael Lewyn
June 26, 2018, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles Times editorial board has strong words for the Los Angeles City Council about planning for transit oriented development.
Los Angeles Times
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
Blog post
June 11, 2018, 2pm PDT
European cities tend to be more walkable and transit-accessible—perhaps because they get the three Ds right (density, diversity, and design).
Michael Lewyn
May 27, 2018, 9am PDT
California State Sen. Ben Allen has authored SB 961 to finance optional neighborhood infill TOD districts, with support from fellow legislators. Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand is considering an initiative to protect local zoning.
The Planning Report
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