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Land Use Regulations

Feature
March 12, 2020, 8am PDT
Managing development at the scale of megaregions is possible. An excerpt from the recently published book, "Designing for the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale," written by Jonathan Barnett, explains how.
Jonathan Barnett
February 20, 2020, 12pm PST
Where other cities have found common ground with Airbnb and the short-term rental industry, Denver's negotiations toward regulations have continued since 2018 with little to show for the effort.
The Denver Post
February 10, 2020, 10am PST
A pair of articles mine the films nominated for Academy Award for lessons in design and development that could potentially benefit housing equality.
Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2020, 12pm PST
A ballot initiative by San Francisco Mayor London Breed would make it easier for qualifying developments (e.g., developments that include affordable housing) to sidestep discretionary approvals.
The New York Times
January 1, 2020, 7am PST
This article pitches Colorado's new commercial marijuana regulations, including making more space for public consumption, as a way for the state to keep up with California.
The Know
December 31, 2019, 7am PST
A new metric for measuring land use regulation traces the evolution of land use regulations over the past decade, finding that U.S. municipalities on a net basis adopted slightly more restrictive land use regulations from 2006 to 2018.
The National Bureau of Economic Research
December 17, 2019, 6am PST
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission made a "rare how of power" in using a variety of "pocket veto" to kill proposed height and roof deck restrictions in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia.
WHYY
December 8, 2019, 9am PST
The rezonings in question occurred during the Bloomberg administration, but advocates are seizing on the relevance of that experience to the rezonings of the de Blasio administration.
Curbed New York
November 27, 2019, 2pm PST
The United Nations announces more bad news for the climate and the role of American society and culture in causing the destruction of the planet.
The New York Times
November 20, 2019, 9am PST
The vacancy rate in Toronto has been estimated as low 1.1 percent, but the province has approved regulations intended to restore units that have been taken off the long-term rental market by short-term rental platforms like Airbnb.
The Globe and Mail
November 6, 2019, 2pm PST
Recent political interest in local land use regulations requires a thorough and nuanced understanding of the strengths and limitations of the methodologies available for measuring the effects of zoning.
Brookings
October 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Supreme Court might decide on the constitutionality of inclusionary zoning. Local land use regulations and affordable housing policies in cities and communities all over the country hang in the balance.
CityLab
October 9, 2019, 8am PDT
A law approved by the Denver City Council this week makes it much easier to build tiny homes in Denver.
The Denver Post
August 20, 2019, 5am PDT
A new paper published by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University raises the stakes of the discussion about exclusionary zoning and its role in the ongoing housing affordability crisis in the United States.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
August 5, 2019, 10am PDT
The San Diego City Council is poised to give final approval to significant changes to the city's inclusionary zoning requirements,
Times of San Diego
July 31, 2019, 7am PDT
A growing chorus of candidates seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020 are voicing support for the idea of relaxing zoning and land use restrictions to encourage the development of more housing supply in expensive U.S. cities.
The Atlantic
July 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
A couple of questions are fundamental to the debate about the housing affordability crisis.
Urban Institute
June 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
A quarter of all Massachusetts renters spend more than half their income on rent. A report from the Smart Growth Alliance argues NIMBYism is partly to blame.
CityLab
June 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
New efforts by the Trump administration to potentially curtail local land use regulations require closer examination.
The New York Times
June 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
President Trump is scheduled to sign an executive order today that will create a federal-level group to study the obstructionist practices of local governments and the potential for a federal response.
The Wall Street Journal