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Local elections have consequences.
November 5, 2018, 9am PST
Past examples of state and provincial governments preempting the land use authority of local governments present several lessons on how to do state-mandated upzoning effectively.
October 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
The decision to rezone most of Vancouver to allow for duplexes could have consequences in this weekend's municipal election.
October 18, 2018, 7am PDT
The Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) movement has take hold in the Twin Cities. Now ADUs are allowed all over the city of St. Paul.
October 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
Anecdotal evidence isn't enough to make claims about the connection between density and crime, but the planning orthodoxy does so anyway.
October 12, 2018, 5am PDT
Occupying a site where Ford once manufactured automobiles, the eco-friendly, mixed-income development seeks to add 3,800 units of housing over the next decade.
October 11, 2018, 7am PDT
It received a lot of press, but ultimately California's Senate Bill 827 went nowhere. Now, the state senator who introduced the bill is working with advocates who opposed it on another version that just might have better chances.
October 1, 2018, 10am PDT
Minneapolis planners have released a revise draft of the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan, cutting back on some of the plan's most controversial aspects, but still maintaining an ambitiously urban approach.
September 21, 2018, 7am PDT
The city of Vancouver's new density regulations will be the envy of many a YIMBY.
September 18, 2018, 7am PDT
If Brooklyn keeps up the pace of current growth, it could pass Chicago in population in the next few years.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
July 25, 2018, 12pm PDT
There is more than one way for a city to systematically reduce it carbon footprint.
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.
July 19, 2018, 9am PDT
A signature-gathering campaign has expressed a desire to extend height and density limits in San Mateo.
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.
July 15, 2018, 1pm PDT
Olympia, Washington joins the ranks of cities making new incentives for the creation of missing middle housing.