Magical Thinking and NIMBYism
Comparing different types of NIMBYism and where they go wrong.
The Promises and Limitations of Modular Housing
Converted shipping containers offer the promise of fast construction and low costs, but face regulatory and accessibility challenges.
Columbus City Council Proposes Actions to Stem Housing Crisis
Central Ohio needs roughly 14,000 new housing units every year to keep up with demand.
Evictions on the Rise in California
As rent costs continue to grow and eviction protection programs lapse, eviction rates are spiking across the state.
Fixing the Housing Voucher Shortage
As low-income families wait years to receive housing assistance vouchers, experts suggest new ways to improve the program and help more eligible households.
The Link Between Employment and Housing
For many people experiencing homelessness, the process of finding and keeping a job is fraught with challenges.
A Look at Milwaukee’s Zoning Reform Proposal
The ‘Growing MKE’ plan calls for allowing ADUs, reducing barriers to new construction, and expanding the types of housing available in the city’s residential areas.
Austin Ends Parking Minimums
The city approved changes called for by a May resolution that eliminate parking requirements in all neighborhoods.
Parking Reform Pays Off With Lower Rent Costs
Research continues to show that adjusting parking requirements to align with demand can lower the cost of housing.
Chicago Mayor Calls for Permanent Rental Assistance
A proposed ordinance would extend a pilot program launched during the pandemic to support struggling renters and prevent evictions.
The Role of ‘Anchor Institutions’ in the Housing Crisis
Major employers and economic drivers like universities can use various tools to make housing more affordable for their students and staff.
Parking Reform is Sweeping the Country. Does it Work?
A new study shows a significant reduction in housing construction costs in cities that have reduced or eliminated minimum parking requirements.
Creating Affordable Housing is a Priority for ADU Owners
How accessory dwelling units can benefit homeowners and renters alike.
Solo Renters on the Rise Despite High Housing Costs
Between 2016 and 2021, the share of American tenants renting apartments and homes alone grew, with the fastest growth in Salt Lake City.
Study: Households With Children Face Highest Risk of Eviction
U.S. renter families with children are evicted at a rate twice as high as those without children.
Displacement Fears in Lahaina
Economists warn that reconstruction could put new housing out of reach for long-time residents.
Twin Cities Parking Reform Shows Promising Results
Minneapolis and St. Paul both eliminated parking minimums, paving the way for less parking and more housing.
Jersey City Approves New Rental Assistance
The city will supply rental assistance grants through its Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
NYC Mayor Proposes Eliminating Parking Minimums
Mayor Adams wants to stop requiring off-site parking for new buildings to reduce the costs of construction as part of the ‘City of Yes’ package of zoning reforms.
How Homelessness Differs in Rural America
Although less visible than in major cities, the housing crisis is no less severe in many rural communities, where being unhoused poses unique challenges.
San Joaquin County
University of New Mexico - School of Architecture & Planning
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
Chaddick Institute at DePaul University
Arizona State University, Ten Across
Park City Municipal Corporation
National Capital Planning Commission
City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.