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Land Use Regulations

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With the state mandating a switch to electric vehicles by 2035, Petaluma is aligning its land use regulations with its climate goals.
The Press Democrat
February 10, 2021, 9am PST
Over the strong opposition from neighborhood groups, the Denver City Council has approved new regulations that allow up to five unrelated individuals to live in the same household.
The Denver Post
February 4, 2021, 9am PST
The Washington State legislature will consider a number of bills this session that would alter planning and development in a state grappling with population growth and rising housing costs.
The Urbanist
January 27, 2021, 8am PST
Berkeley is the second city in Northern California to approve landmark zoning reforms so far in 2021.
Streetsblog USA
January 26, 2021, 11am PST
Tacoma is looking to expand on the accessory dwelling unit reforms of the Home in Tacoma project by planning for new residential density along the city's transit routes.
The Urbanist
January 22, 2021, 6am PST
A plan included in New York Gov. Andre Cuomo's draft 2022 budget will make it easier to do adaptive reuse for new housing in New York City.
The Real Deal
Feature
January 19, 2021, 12pm PST
Simon Winchester's new book, Land, brings global scope to the concepts of land use.
Josh Stephens
January 7, 2021, 11am PST
Fans of Houston probably won't want to watch this video that calls the Space City a "jumbled up garbage town."
Half as Interesting
Blog post
January 7, 2021, 6am PST
Underutilized parking lots are a costly waste. By managing parking more efficiently, cities can free up land to house people rather than cars.
Todd Litman
January 5, 2021, 5am PST
Insider knowledge on one of the most controversial components of a groundbreaking plan.
Globe St.
Blog post
January 4, 2021, 12pm PST
Since COVID-19 won't last forever, planners should not act as if it will, according to this opinion.
Michael Lewyn
December 15, 2020, 8am PST
The state of Oregon made planning history in 2019 by adopting House Bill 2001, paving the way for the state to preempt local exclusionary zoning laws. Now, over a year later, the state land use board has decided how to implement that goal.
Sightline Institute
December 7, 2020, 6am PST
A new initiative designed to implement the goals of the One Atlanta Housing Affordability Action Plan was announced last week in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Voice
November 18, 2020, 9am PST
The California State Auditor's office is proposing an overhaul of the state's approach to affordable housing development, citing the cost burdens of the housing market as proof of the necessity for change.
Auditor of the State of California
November 16, 2020, 12pm PST
Land use planning decisions are mostly made by city councils and planning commissions. But there are times when the people decide, as exemplified by the city of Monterey Park's recently approved Measure JJ.
Ballotpedia
November 11, 2020, 7am PST
With Planning Commission approval in hand, the Roanoke City Council will soon consider a controversial proposal for a new transit station in the city's downtown.
The Roanoke Times
November 11, 2020, 5am PST
A new report by the Urban Institute examines the consequences of small differences in land use regulations.
Greater Greater Washington
October 26, 2020, 7am PDT
A case study from the Boston region shows the power of allowing moderate density on transit adjacent residential parcels currently available only to single-family detached homes.
Brookings
October 6, 2020, 9am PDT
Voters in Alameda, a city of nearly 80,000 people on an island in the East San Francisco Bay Area, will vote to end a prohibition on multi-family housing that has been in place since 1973.
Alameda Sun
October 6, 2020, 5am PDT
Decades of building housing on the fringes of metropolitan areas have mired the United States in a housing affordability crisis defined by a widening gap between the haves and the have nots.
Vox