NIMBYs

3 hours ago
The Editorial Board of the New York Times offers perhaps the highest profile support to date for overthrowing the status quo of slow growth and development opposition.
The New York Times
3 days ago
A new satirical essay for McSweeney's provides a template for NIMBY opposition to planning and development, and does not pull any punches in the process.
McSweeney's
6 days ago
Upzoning without addressing speculation and finance could exacerbate the housing crisis for the nation’s most vulnerable communities, a professor of urban planning warns.
The Planning Report
June 9, 2019, 9am PDT
"This particular solution, which has been very controversial in the Legislature, is not very controversial when it comes to the general public."
Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
Can a bike lane threaten the historic character of a parkway? One group of local advocates in Denver thinks so.
CBS Denver
May 8, 2019, 7am PDT
People who can't vote can still have a say in the processes by which their neighborhoods are planned and developed. An example from New York City illustrates the point.
Next City
May 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Recent studies have called into question the predominant narratives on gentrification. A more precise definition of the term as it works in the United States is required.
Slate
May 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis, Minnesota Citizens for the Protection of Migratory Birds, and Smart Growth Minneapolis sued Minneapolis on environmental grounds after the city approved its landmark Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Star Tribune
May 3, 2019, 8am PDT
This probably sounds familiar in more places than one: just a few stakeholders accounts for a clearly disproportionate number of the appeals made to the Planning Department in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Westwood.
Daily Bruin
April 16, 2019, 8am PDT
The future of light rail in Phoenix is in voters' hands.
Arizona Central
April 9, 2019, 11am PDT
Voters in Lakewood, Colorado, have a chance to enact anti-development policies that would place new limits on the number of new housing units that could be built in the city, while also placing new controls on the approvals process.
The Denver Post
March 5, 2019, 9am PST
Rent control is gaining popularity in cities and states around the country. Some economists urge caution when considering this form of tenant protection.
Brookings
February 7, 2019, 11am PST
Anti-light rail activists gathered enough signatures to qualify a controversial measure on the August ballot.
Arizona Republic
January 30, 2019, 2pm PST
The Central SoMa Plan took more than seven years of planning and debate to approve. A new lawsuit, expected to be just the first of many, threatens to erase all that work.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 24, 2019, 2pm PST
Three votes and several long-range transit plans should have sufficiently insulated transit plans in Phoenix from obstructionist tactics, according to the opinion piece.
The Arizona Republic
January 24, 2019, 7am PST
Angry public outcry wasn't enough to stop the Roanoke City Council from unanimously approving an ambitious transit station reconfiguration in downtown Roanoke.
The Roanoke Times
December 21, 2018, 9am PST
Neighborhood groups blocked the construction and completion of a Target-anchored retail complex and a 22-story residential high rise for years. Developers and the city have finally moved forward.
Urbanize.LA
Blog post
December 19, 2018, 9am PST
Government-subsidized housing is a useful complement to market-rate housing, but an affordability strategy that relies solely on low-income housing may be impractical.
Michael Lewyn
December 6, 2018, 5am PST
A coalition of opposition groups claims that density is bad for the environment, and that the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan should be stopped.
Star Tribune
November 21, 2018, 9am PST
One of the most controversial community planning documents in Los Angeles history was approved by the city in 2012 and thrown out by a judge in 2013. The new draft environmental impact report for the plan is now publicly available.
Urbanize LA