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New York Residents Support Affordable Housing, Survey Says

Contrary to the dominant narrative about the negative perceptions of affordable housing projects among the public, a recent survey reveals widespread support for affordable housing in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region.

April 23, 2021 - Regional Plan Association


Do Americans Want More Housing, or More Zoning?

The answer depends on how the question is phrased.

December 14, 2020 - Michael Lewyn


Public Opinion Souring on Housing in California

New survey data shows more Californians are considering leaving the state in response to skyrocketing housing prices.

December 13, 2019 - Public Policy Institute of California

Glendale California

Poll: On Housing, Californians Want What the Legislature Won't Give

"This particular solution, which has been very controversial in the Legislature, is not very controversial when it comes to the general public."

June 9, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

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Friday Funny: The Onion Brings Climate Change Close to Home

The Onion's satirical news skills are put to use in canvassing public opinion about climate change.

February 1, 2019 - The Onion

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Survey: Public Not Sold on New Supply as a Solution to the Housing Crisis

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.

October 23, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Solar and Wind Energy

Utilities Still Catching Up to Public Opinion on Renewable Energy

Renewable energy enjoys broad public support—the utility industry is more skeptical.

September 15, 2018 - Vox


Poll Details Massachusetts Residents' Views on Transit

Massachusetts voters are pro-transportation investment, whether by cities or by the state.

March 12, 2018 - The Recorder

Survey Finds Support for Transit in Atlanta

Residents of metropolitan Atlanta showed signs of a strengthening economy, a fast growing region, and, perhaps surprisingly, strong support for public transit.

November 2, 2015 - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Poll: Utah Residents Strongly Support Mixed-Use, Transit, and Walkability

Density isn't always a dirty word, apparently—as residents of Utah have voiced their support of more urban typologies to support its expected population growth over the next several decades.

September 8, 2015 - The Salt Lake Tribune

A Small Town Supports Citywide 25-mph Speed Limit

One town in Georgia recently conducted a public opinion poll finding that most of its 19,000-plus citizens support reduced speed limits on all city streets.

January 16, 2015 - Decatur Metro

Building Support for Affordable Housing

A recent article on PlannersWeb acts as a kind of playbook for building public support for affordable housing projects.

April 14, 2014 - PlannersWeb

Construction crane in foreground, Denver skyline in background

Denver Planning Board Steamrolls Opposition in Rezoning Controversy

In news that will come as either refreshing or frightening depending on your perspective, the Denver Planning Board recently ignored public opposition and voted to recommend rezoning in the University Park neighborhood.

March 7, 2014 - Denver Post

Study: Portland Citizens Want Transportation Safety Investments

A recent telephone poll of Portland citizens asked what types of transportation investments they prioritize for the city. The top two responses both include “safe.”

February 20, 2014 - Human Transit

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Public Sets Low Priority for Improving Transportation Infrastructure

A new survey of the American people from the Pew Research Center ranks the priorities of the public on matters like the deficit, healthcare, and crime. Bringing up the rear of public concern: infrastructure and global warming.

January 27, 2014 - Pew Research Center

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