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Housing Development

Blog post
January 15, 2020, 10am PST
Some urbanism commentators suggest that gentrification is the result of a "rent gap" between actual and potential rent. How should this theory affect zoning policy?
Michael Lewyn
December 18, 2019, 1pm PST
A California cooperative brings together investors to make homeownership more accessible and finance housing projects that help to slow gentrification.
Next City
December 14, 2019, 11am PST
After decades of "just-good-enough when it comes to design," now may be the time for Toronto to take steps to upgrade its aesthetics.
The Toronto Star
December 13, 2019, 11am PST
To address its housing shortage, the city of Duluth is giving away free parcels of land to developers with viable proposals for low-cost housing.
Next City
December 12, 2019, 6am PST
A bill that would require all developments financed by the New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development to include housing for the homeless is unpopular in the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
New York Daily News
December 4, 2019, 10am PST
Two new high-rise residential buildings in Evanston, Illinois have added a glut of supply to the downtown market.
Chicago Tribune
November 26, 2019, 10am PST
With stronger state mandates kicking in, California housing permits rose sharply in September. But as one construction industry commentator noted, an uptick isn't a trend.
The Mercury News
November 26, 2019, 8am PST
California's Senate Bill 35 is touted by affordable housing advocates and other pro-development forces as an example of what good developments can happen when local obstructions are moved out of the way by the state.
The Mercury News
November 10, 2019, 7am PST
The residential development in Vancouver, located on Squamish Nation land, will be significantly larger than what was initially planned.
The Globe and Mail
November 9, 2019, 1pm PST
New multibillion-dollar affordable housing commitments from leading tech firms may build out thousands of units, but that's nothing next to California's gargantuan housing shortage.
The New York Times
November 7, 2019, 9am PST
Along with a commitment to produce more affordable housing, Washington D.C. is making general amendments to its Comprehensive Plan. The result may be more "honesty" and nuance around housing.
Greater Greater Washington
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