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Housing Development

September 6, 2019, 8am PDT
New research using the Terner Center California Residential Land Use Survey also connects demographic trends to housing development opposition.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
August 26, 2019, 9am PDT
A proposal for a large development in the Coachella Valley, near Joshua Tree National Park, is facing obstacles once again as the planning commission fails to recommend the plan move forward.
Desert Sun
August 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Larry Kosmont identifies the fiscal dysfunction driving city resistance to state-mandated density and offers institutional explanations for California’s current housing crisis.
The Planning Report
August 7, 2019, 10am PDT
San Diego housing advocates have coined a new term: "YIGBY," or "Yes in God's Backyard," to advance prospects for affordable housing development on property underutilized by houses of worship. The city's planning department is receptive.
Next City
August 6, 2019, 12pm PDT
Details of the "Sue the Suburbs" movement wielding a new legal tool to counteract the traditionally obstructionist methods of land use regulation in California.
The Mercury News
July 25, 2019, 8am PDT
The project included everything San Bruno and residents asked for, and it would have helped the city make significant progress in addressing its growing housing crisis. Still, it was voted down.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 14, 2019, 7am PDT
Planners are expected to play a major role in an ambitious housing initiative proposed by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Greater Greater Washington
March 28, 2019, 9am PDT
On top of plans to build a new ballpark, the Oakland Athletics have proposed developing 6,000 units of housing. Half would be located at the new site near Jack London Square, and the other half at the current Oakland Coliseum site.
The Los Angeles Times
March 5, 2019, 9am PST
Rent control is gaining popularity in cities and states around the country. Some economists urge caution when considering this form of tenant protection.
Brookings
February 15, 2019, 10am PST
The Nuevo development will bring close to 900 homes and apartments along with commercial and outdoor space to a location near a Caltrain station.
The Mercury News
December 18, 2018, 5am PST
All over the country, housing markets are faced with too much supply, too little supply, and just the right of supply.
Brookings
December 4, 2018, 12pm PST
California State Senator Scott Wiener has released the highly anticipated follow up to last year's failed bombshell of a housing bill, SB 827.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 16, 2018, 11am PST
Environmentalists are up in arms after the loss of thousands of trees to make room for new developments in Nashville. Now a new affordable housing project could be the demise of the city's largest tree.
Tennessean
November 7, 2018, 11am PST
Preservationists had mobilized behind the cause of protecting a dilapidated gas station in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
October 27, 2018, 9am PDT
Vancouver Mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart has made some big, ambitious promises when it comes to housing construction in the expensive city.
The Globe and Mail
September 27, 2018, 9am PDT
A $450 million bond referendum will come before San Jose voters this November. Mayor Sam Liccardo promises it is "a necessary but not sufficient tool" to provide stable housing at an epicenter of the housing crisis.
Next City
September 13, 2018, 5am PDT
Most people living in Boston's most expensive condominiums aren't from Boston, according to new research.
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 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
June 18, 2018, 8am PDT
London Breed is the first African American female elected mayor of San Francisco, and she brings high hopes that a pro-development approach can help mitigate the city's housing affordability crisis.
Medium