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Housing construction

August 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Call it a role reversal: Oakland is building far more apartments and housing units than San Francisco—a reversal of the history of development in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 6, 2019, 8am PDT
An editorial by the Los Angeles Times calls for the state to remove barriers to housing shortage after a report finds declining numbers of residential permits around the state.
Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Applied to roads, the theory of induced demand says new construction only brings out more users. But can something similar be said of housing? According to this research, the likely answer is no.
City Observatory
June 12, 2019, 5am PDT
Acknowledging anti-development sentiments currently simmering at an "all-time high," New York's planning director Marisa Lago defended de Blasio administration policies like mandatory inclusionary housing.
Crain's Business New York
June 5, 2019, 7am PDT
The construction industry is building less "attainable housing" than demanded by the market.
Forbes
June 2, 2019, 7am PDT
One expert's take on the housing crisis and which policy solutions might best counter it.
Vox
June 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Despite a downtown construction boom, housing is still scarce across the Capital Region. And nearly two-thirds of new homes built since the year 2000 have been single-family structures.
Brookings
May 24, 2019, 10am PDT
With bills on the table to update its zoning code, Philadelphia may be poised to slow the pace of its housing construction.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
May 10, 2019, 5am PDT
The march of progress continues.
Curbed
April 20, 2019, 5am PDT
Housing starts and permits are slowing nationwide. The current pace of construction would have been considered a trough in pre-recession economic cycles.
Marketwatch
April 11, 2019, 8am PDT
Building permits aren't the same thing as new buildings, as San Francisco proved once again in 2018.
Curbed San Francisco
March 20, 2019, 5am PDT
Strong support for local control has made statewide legislation to address the housing affordability crisis difficult to approve in the Bay State.
The Boston Globe
March 17, 2019, 1pm PDT
It's time to get demand and supply on the same page, according to this report.
RCLCO
March 15, 2019, 6am PDT
A new 3D printer, coming soon to the market, promises serious construction cost savings in an era of seriously expensive construction costs.
Curbed Austin
December 4, 2018, 6am PST
Correction: Airbnb is diversifying its housing business.
Fast Company
November 20, 2018, 5am PST
High prices and rising mortgage rates are called a "toxic cocktail" for the homebuilding industry.
CNBC
October 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
The city of Philadelphia released a document detailing its intentions around housing and related policies. The plan, which has been described as "ambitious," places a focus on equity.
PlanPhilly
October 4, 2018, 9am PDT
A coalition of 15 cities in the Boston area agreed to rapidly build new housing to relieve pressure on the regional housing market.
The Boston Globe
August 12, 2018, 1pm PDT
Seattle's suburbs are no longer leading the region in housing construction, even as Seattle's urban core is building more housing than ever.
The Seattle Times
July 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
The pace of condo construction in Seattle has a long way to go to reach pre-recession levels, but it's also come a long way from 2012.
Crosscut