February 7, 2019, 6am PST
While suburbs are changing, that doesn't mean they are declining, according to recently published research.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
November 20, 2018, 12pm PST
According to a series of studies, white people have a blindness for seeing the black middle class in neighborhoods—even if they don't display other forms of racial animus.
October 26, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of L.A.'s poets write about their neighborhoods.
Los Angeles Review of Books
September 17, 2018, 5am PDT
RENTCafe identified Millennial hotspots by Zip Code. You've probably never heard of them.
September 3, 2018, 9am PDT
Can Trulia succeed in making sense of neighborhoods for an online platform?
August 15, 2018, 2pm PDT
Real estate site Trulia has launched a new tool that acts as a one-stop shop for information on neighborhoods.
July 20, 2018, 10am PDT
The Midsummer Classic is over, and the dog days of summer are looming. Not every team has a chance at October baseball, but some still offer a lot to love in the neighborhood outside the ballpark.
May 16, 2018, 7am PDT
Marla Nelson of The University of New Orleans and and Renia Ehrenfeucht of the University of New Mexico, guest blog about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
April 3, 2018, 1pm PDT
There are a lot of great places to celebrate in Texas, and the state chapter of the American Planning Association is in the second year of a program that calls attention to the role of planners in making them happen.
Great Places in Texas Announcement
January 21, 2018, 11am PST
A local resident reviews an important new neighborhood plan in Austin from a pro-development and livability perspective.
December 15, 2017, 1pm PST
Zoning ordinances are one of the most powerful ways local governments regulate development, and they should work to implement the policies in a Comprehensive Plan Update.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
October 11, 2017, 5am PDT
It turns out that locals don't like self-interested, unilateral decisions that erase the place names of the past.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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.