Land Use Regulations

June 4, 2019, 6am PDT
New analysis explores every city and suburb in the Boston region to reveal the tools of multi-family housing obstruction—sometimes it takes more than zoning to block apartments from getting built.
The Boston Globe
June 2, 2019, 5am PDT
Two SoHo residents argue that outdated zoning holds the Manhattan neighborhoods back, requiring special permits or variances for many current residential and commercial uses.
Crain's Business New York
May 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
The world hasn't been the same since Airbnb launched in 2008 and quickly grew in popularity.
CityLab
May 30, 2019, 9am PDT
Is this a two-birds-with-one-stone situation?
The Seattle Times
May 27, 2019, 7am PDT
Ontario and Toronto keep finding ways to disagree.
The Star
May 7, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Westminster, Colorado has grown from 10,000 in 1962 to 113,000 in the present day, ensuring water supply for the growing population by considering water efficiency in every zoning decision.
CityLab
May 7, 2019, 7am PDT
The rapid economic growth of North Texas might not translate to economic mobility for many residents if the region can't better connect land use and transportation planning, according to this opinion piece.
The Dallas Morning News
May 4, 2019, 11am PDT
It's legal to smoke marijuana in Nevada, but the adult tourists traveling to Las Vegas have had a hard time finding places to smoke marijuana legally.
The Boston Globe
April 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
The ongoing evolution of land use regulation related to legal marijuana hit a roadblock in Denver this month, although the city has already allowed nearly unprecedented freedom (in the U.S., at least) to buy, sell, and consume marijuana in the city.
The Denver Post
April 5, 2019, 10am PDT
Richmond, British Columbia is trying to develop "rental-only zoning" for 60 properties in the city.
Richmond News
March 21, 2019, 7am PDT
A study released this week by the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium ( the University of Houston, the Kinder Institute, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and more) raises concerns that new floodplain regulations could harm renters.
The Houston Chronicle
February 27, 2019, 7am PST
Austin seems like a safe bet to be one fo the next cities to end parking minimums citywide, and advocates are already pressing for the change.
Austin Monitor
February 26, 2019, 10am PST
Accessory dwelling unit regulations vary but results are consistently underwhelming in the D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington
February 15, 2019, 6am PST
Abuses by landlords and poor living conditions are common in illegal rooming houses around Toronto. Activists want to make them easier to build, and regulate, to add affordable housing options for low-income residents.
The Star
February 6, 2019, 9am PST
A survey of land use policies in cities and counties of California is designed to inform a more complete understanding of the housing market, sustainability, and economic mobility in the state.
UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design
February 4, 2019, 5am PST
Sandpoint, Idaho removed minimum parking requirements a decade ago. The city's director of planning describes what happened since.
Strong Towns
January 31, 2019, 2pm PST
If it approves HB 1797, Washington will pace the rest of the nation (even California and Oregon) on reforming zoning to allow more accessory dwelling units.
Sightline Institute
January 28, 2019, 7am PST
An investigative feature by Governing magazine blames the history of land use regulations like zoning and redlining for the racial segregation of contemporary communities all over the state of Illinois and the country.
Governing
January 26, 2019, 7am PST
Self-storage facilities have been popping up around Denver long before Marie Kondo's show streamed on Netflix.
The Denver Post
December 15, 2018, 9am PST
Legislation in Oregon would follow the lead of Minneapolis in overturning single-family zoning—for all cities in the state with more than 10,000 residents.
Willamette Week