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Housing

June 9, 2021, 9am PDT
New research assesses the land value of street space in 20 of the largest counties in the United States.
Bloomberg CityLab
April 12, 2021, 11am PDT
In an overwhelmingly white industry, Black developers find it harder to access investment, equity, and opportunities.
The Washington Post
March 16, 2021, 10am PDT
Michael Storper and Patrick Condon opine on what California's population demographics really reveal about housing, density, economic development, jobs, and affordability.
The Planning Report
March 15, 2021, 11am PDT
Patrick Condon argues that increasing density without affordability inflates urban land values, resulting in nearly all of the value of labor and creative enterprise of entrepreneurs in regional economies being absorbed as land wealth.
The Planning Report
February 22, 2021, 12pm PST
A new report highlights inequalities in accessibility and affordability.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
February 19, 2021, 6am PST
Under the city's Grow Our Housing program, vacant offices could see a new life as below-market rentals.
NextCity
February 14, 2021, 9am PST
The push for historic preservation districts often amounts to exclusionary zoning that exacerbates the housing affordability crisis.
The Urbanist
February 1, 2021, 7am PST
Historic zoning decisions have left a lasting legacy of housing inequality. Current leaders have the opportunity to change that.
Greater Greater Washington
January 24, 2021, 11am PST
Despite the purported exodus of untethered Silicon Valley workers from the Bay Area, rents in the city are still the highest in the United States.
The Guardian
December 18, 2020, 6am PST
Philadelphia's city council passed the city's first-ever residential development impact tax, a plan that could boost the city budget by $9 million a year.
WHYY
May 6, 2020, 9am PDT
What would it actually mean to cancel rent?
Shelterforce Magazine
April 16, 2020, 12pm PDT
Response to coronavirus challenges in urban settings will likely be a continuity of work started decades ago.
CityLab
April 5, 2020, 7am PDT
As the outbreak continues, the country’s housing finance system faces a number of serious threats and challenges.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
February 20, 2020, 9am PST
Los Angeles has a parking problem—namely, too much of it—caused by minimum parking requirements.
Los Angeles Times
December 27, 2019, 11am PST
A new facility providing shelter and services to San Francisco’s homeless will open this month, even after a year of community pushback.
Curbed San Francisco
December 20, 2019, 10am PST
A proposal for a regional entity to oversee homeless services in King County is running into jurisdictional conflicts.
The Urbanist
December 16, 2019, 1pm PST
The Salinas Valley in California is an agricultural powerhouse, but homelessness and hunger abound. Finding affordable housing is becoming increasingly difficult, even for people with jobs.
The California Sunday Magazine
November 19, 2019, 11am PST
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) offers perspective on the U.S. housing crisis, the scale and complexity of which he argues demands affirmative federal action.
The Planning Report
November 8, 2019, 10am PST
A trio of housing reforms would allow increases in housing density and make anti-displacement a policy priority in Portland, Oregon.
The Oregonian
October 17, 2019, 11am PDT
The Pay As You Stay program would lower back taxes for qualifying homeowners and help them avoid foreclosure.
Detroit Free Press