July 14, 2017, 2pm PDT
With so many houses oriented to the privacy of backyards, one street in St. Louis has redefined neighborly by orienting their sitting and relaxation areas to the front yard.
June 13, 2017, 6am PDT
There will be no SoHa (South Harlem), if the state approves new legislation that allows the city to block real estate brokers from assigning new shorthand to neighborhoods in the hopes of boosting real estate listings.
May 19, 2017, 10am PDT
Accepted by planners as a way to make buildings feel less 'crowded' and baked into many zoning codes, setbacks achieve no benefit other than giving opponents of development a bargaining chip.
California Planning & Development Report
January 21, 2017, 5am PST
Disavowing the perils of NIMY-ism. The difference between stability and sameness and allowing a city to change
January 13, 2017, 12pm PST
Karen Parolek discusses the 'Missing Middle' that is too often overlooked in discussions about affordable housing.
August 10, 2016, 2pm PDT
The New Orleans City Council must still approve regulations for short-term rentals, but the Planning Commission has spoken.
April 22, 2016, 8am PDT
A new report examines how high rents are shuttering businesses and stunting entrepreneurship, exploring six strategies used by cities to create an affordable built environment, where local businesses can thrive.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
April 16, 2016, 11am PDT
Los Angeles is moving toward creating a path to amnesty and affordability for habitable, but unpermitted residential units.
February 24, 2016, 1pm PST
The Detroit Regional Chamber made an explicit show of solidarity with the concerns of neighborhood revitalization in the many neighborhoods of the city.
February 18, 2016, 11am PST
In this era of increased inequality, socially-blind urban planning is morally questionable. Specifically, on the issue of homelessness in America, there are three problems to which planners need to pay particular attention.
January 2, 2016, 1pm PST
Eight Chicago universities have agreed to engage with the city and local communities as they invest in their neighborhoods. The hope is to increase opportunities for employment and economic growth.
November 16, 2015, 10am PST
Anaheim is struggling to keep up with a glut of houses in residential neighborhoods being used as short-term rentals catering to Disneyland's crowds. The city is profiting, but neighborhoods, perhaps, are not.
November 12, 2015, 2pm PST
A new study confirms much of what we already suspect about the choices people make about where to live, but with a far-reaching, scientific approach.
November 11, 2015, 6am PST
Boston would hardly seem capable of resembling "Anytown, USA" but that might be precisely what's happening in the Seaport neighborhood of the city's waterfront.
September 24, 2015, 7am PDT
On the media's responsibility for narratives that enable displacement, rather than inclusion.
September 23, 2015, 5am PDT
A neighborhood in West Nashville is in the midst of a "Don't Car Campaign," concluding on September 25, to determine just how walkable and transit-friendly their homes can be.
Nashville Business Journal
August 19, 2015, 11am PDT
The city of Baltimore is taking a new approach to an old idea: that schools should be the center of neighborhoods.
June 11, 2015, 10am PDT
The brain has a complex, ancient relationship with place. Mental maps are the manifestation of our brains' perception of place and wayfinding. These maps can have profound impacts on how residents appreciate, and improve, their neighborhoods.
June 10, 2015, 11am PDT
The Detroit Free Press offers clear analysis of the multiple ongoing efforts in Detroit to improve vacant and blighted properties and return them to the benefit of the city's neighborhoods and residents.
March 17, 2015, 7am PDT
A blight elimination plan for Flint, Michigan has take shape over the past year, revealing innovative, community-based strategies for improving vacant properties and stabilizing the city's population.