Land Use Regulations

Yesterday
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
2 days ago
The city of Sacramento has implemented one of the most aggressively transit-oriented land use regulation schemes in the country.
The Sacramento Bee
December 6, 2018, 6am PST
While it's fun to tease about the architectural shortcomings of most newly constructed urban residential buildings in the United States, the causes of its ubiquitous sameness reveals the depths of the country's housing crisis.
Curbed
December 4, 2018, 2pm PST
New Orleans could make it easier to build new homes on small lots in the struggling Lower 9th Ward.
The Advocate
December 3, 2018, 12pm PST
Digging into the city of Everett's recent overhaul of its zoning and development regulations in Downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.
The Urbanist
November 13, 2018, 7am PST
After legalizing accessory dwelling units in 2016, the city of Ann Arbor hasn't added many accessory dwelling units. Some regulations designed to limit the number of ADUs developed have made the building type impossibly cost prohibitive.
MLive
November 1, 2018, 8am PDT
San Francisco's Planning Commission rejected a bill that would have made it illegal to open new office cafeterias, recommending that legislation be crafted to allow these eateries to be open to the public instead.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 23, 2018, 9am PDT
The public and the "urbanism cognoscenti" do not see eye to eye when it comes to housing policy. A new survey makes the disconnect in opinions on matters of supply, regulations, and affordable housing very clear.
Los Angeles Times
October 18, 2018, 10am PDT
California gets most of the attention, but states all over the country are removing some of the vestiges of local control to help spur housing development, require affordable housing, and control the skyrocketing cost of housing.
Pew Stateline
October 18, 2018, 9am PDT
The city of Missoula professes a strategy of "focusing inward" when it comes to growth and development. A new 'Design Excellence Overlay' will help achieve more goals toward that strategy in the city's downtown.
Missoula Current
September 25, 2018, 10am PDT
The American Housing and Economic Mobility Act probably has no chance of passing into law, but it's still the most substantial gesture toward housing policy by a member of Congress since the subprime crisis of 2008.
The Atlantic
September 11, 2018, 8am PDT
Two downtown-adjacent neighborhoods would no longer require parking for new developments under a proposal under consideration in the city of Houston.
Streetsblog USA
August 14, 2018, 7am PDT
What comparing 25 years of urban expansion on six continents reveals about the changing nature of the built environment.
Vivid Maps
August 6, 2018, 10am PDT
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced legislation that would tie federal funding to pro-development policies at the local level.
The American Prospect
July 31, 2018, 9am PDT
Large corporations providing on-site cafeterias are considered a threat to local restaurant business.
San Francisco Examiner
July 27, 2018, 6am PDT
Analysis of a city's zoning and land use decisions over seven decades reveals the role race plays in decision making.
CityLab
July 2, 2018, 9am PDT
What does it take to make the bold step toward ending parking minimums in an entire city?
Strong Towns
May 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
The U.S. has become a "landlord nation," says Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. His analysis: fiercely-defended restrictive local zoning laws have cut off supply, dividing those who own from those who rent.
GeekWire
May 24, 2018, 11am PDT
New Orleans passed short-term rental regulations into law in October 2016, and launched a permitting process launched in April 2017. By May 2018, some city councilmembers are already proposing change.
The Times-Picayune
May 19, 2018, 7am PDT
A state bill would allow for higher floor area ratio in New York City, designed to alleviate housing costs in the city, has gained most support from legislators representing areas outside the city.
Crain's New York Business