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Regional Planning

November 26, 2019, 10am PST
With stronger state mandates kicking in, California housing permits rose sharply in September. But as one construction industry commentator noted, an uptick isn't a trend.
The Mercury News
November 10, 2019, 1pm PST
The Southern California Association of Governments, in response to new mandates from the state, has adopted a radical new approach to housing requirements in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2019, 10am PST
TriMet, the regional transit agency in the Portland, Oregon area, this week launched a process for creating a new Pedestrian Plan.
BikePortland
October 31, 2019, 1pm PDT
Improving the systems and politics of transportation funding could ensure more local money, more efficient land use planning and mobility choices, and more.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
October 31, 2019, 7am PDT
The geography of work in New York City must include an analysis of the larger region, according to a new report from the New York City Department of City Planning.
NYC Planning
October 19, 2019, 11am PDT
Facing a severe housing shortage, Washington, D.C. grapples with how to approach the challenges presented by local stakeholders who oppose any and all development.
WAMU
October 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Project priorities for the Faster Bay Area ballot initiative, speculatively proposed for the November 2020 election, have not yet been specified. But BART's new general manager has ideas about the money could be spent.
The Mercury News
September 26, 2019, 5am PDT
The recently formed Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority released a new regional transit plan.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 6, 2019, 10am PDT
The Vision 2050 plan, which charts the growth for King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties in Washington State, would focus almost all the growth meant to accommodate 1.8 million new residents inside urban areas.
The Urbanist
July 3, 2019, 8am PDT
While most Bay Area communities are pursuing housing solutions "individually," local planners acknowledge the need for strategies that address the regional as a unified whole.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
July 2, 2019, 12pm PDT
Sprawl might relieve the housing crisis, but it would also exacerbate the climate crisis. Tough choices will be necessary in regions like San Diego, where the question of where to accommodate growth is very much in question.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
June 4, 2019, 6am PDT
New analysis explores every city and suburb in the Boston region to reveal the tools of multi-family housing obstruction—sometimes it takes more than zoning to block apartments from getting built.
The Boston Globe
May 5, 2019, 9am PDT
A regional transportation tax could be on the 2020 ballot in Portland and surrounding communities in Oregon. How much of that money created by the new tax, should it pass, will go to transit and how much will go to cars is an open question.
Willamette Week
April 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
Reno officials hope to protect public green space in the Truckee Meadows before potential new development arrives.
Reno Gazette Journal
April 26, 2019, 8am PDT
A new commuter line is open today in Denver, after facing challenges and delays that continue to plague other previously opened rail lines in the region.
The Denver Post
April 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Columbus approved an emergency allotment of capital improvement bond funding for housing, and the launch of an affordable housing strategy process.
WCBE
April 3, 2019, 9am PDT
The third time was not the charm for a transit sales tax in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 29, 2019, 9am PDT
The state of Washington's 1990 Growth Management Act requires regions to create long-range growth plans. The Puget Sound Region Council is currently working on its latest iteration of the plan.
Crosscut
February 26, 2019, 2pm PST
Suburban Gwinnett County could change the course of its history by finally voting to connect to the Atlanta region's transit network.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 26, 2019, 11am PST
Officials in six Oklahoma cities are hoping to add public transit connections throughout the region.
Oklahoma's News 4