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A stinging critique of the public review process in New York City.
November 19, 2020, 8am PST
Neither evidence nor experience support the fearful visions expressed by opponents to affordable housing development, according to a recent feature article for the New York Times.
The New York Times
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 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
October 28, 2020, 5am PDT
Back in June, the city of New York seemed poised for a major shift in transportation priority. In October, reality is setting in about how hard a sell the transformation will be.
StreetsBlog NYC
October 9, 2020, 8am PDT
Despite opposition from the neighborhood, a low-income housing community was built in an upscale subdivision in California. How did developers make it happen?
September 25, 2020, 8am PDT
The final demise of a closely watched, controversial affordable housing project was reported this week in Honolulu.
September 22, 2020, 11am PDT
A spate of recent articles has taken a critical look at the regulatory obstacles to a progrssive planning vision in the state of California.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 10, 2020, 8am PDT
There’s more than one way to be excluded from your community.
Shelterforce Magazine
August 14, 2020, 5am PDT
The Upper West Side of Manhattan is embroiled in controversy as local residents react badly to at-risk New Yorkers being housed in a local hotel for safety during the pandemic.
West Side Rag
August 13, 2020, 9am PDT
Four developers tried, and four developers failed, until the San Francisco Board of Supervisors changed the story in August 2020.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 5, 2020, 10am PDT
An affordable housing project requested a waiver of parking requirements to build 36 deeply affordable housing units in Denver. A local neighborhood organization's opposition to the waiver won the day.
August 5, 2020, 7am PDT
Plano Tomorrow, a comprehensive approved in 2015, has been rescinded and replaced with the city's previous master plan, approved in 2015.
The Dallas Morning News
Blog post
August 3, 2020, 7am PDT
A new book explains why people object to new housing in their neighborhoods, and whether these "neighborhood defenders" are representative of the public as a whole.
Michael Lewyn
July 22, 2020, 9am PDT
The city of Dublin, located adjacent to the I-580/I-680 intersection in the East Bay Area, pulled the plug on a proposed mixed-use development that would have added apartments, senior houses, restaurants, and a theater to the quickly growing city.
The Mercury News
July 8, 2020, 7am PDT
A prominent conservative voice in the urban planning debate makes the case for repealing the single-family zoning status quo.
The American Conservative
June 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A long development saga has finally concluded in the South Bay Area city of Palo Alto, following a common narrative in the development resistant city.
The Mercury News
June 23, 2020, 8am PDT
A case study of Dallas development and planning politics.
The Dallas Morning News
June 9, 2020, 6am PDT
Planners are hoping that by expanding the boundaries of the Silver Spring Downtown Plan in Montgomery County, Maryland, new opportunities for missing middle housing will create new opportunities for housing affordability.
Greater Greater Washington
May 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Facing the potential for accessory dwelling units to win swift legalization in Chicago inspires one columnist to push back.
Chicago Tribune