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New research documents how the weight of buildings causes the ground to sink underneath developments in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The San Francisco Chronicle
January 31, 2021, 7am PST
New research published in the Urban Studies journal does the difficult work of connecting the dots between parking and driving.
Sightline Institute
January 24, 2021, 11am PST
Despite the purported exodus of untethered Silicon Valley workers from the Bay Area, rents in the city are still the highest in the United States.
The Guardian
January 6, 2021, 10am PST
Appearing on a Sunday news show, Mayor Eric Garcetti noted that the Los Angeles metropolitan region is the nation's densest and one of two primary reasons why "we're seeing a person every six seconds contract COVID-19 here in Los Angeles County."
CBS News
December 14, 2020, 10am PST
A community land trust in San Francisco is buying up properties with the goal of preserving affordable spaces for arts and culture.
NextCity
December 1, 2020, 12pm PST
Advocates have been waiting for the other shoe to drop as transit agencies deal with cratered revenues during the pandemic without support from Congress.
San Francisco Examiner
November 24, 2020, 11am PST
San Francisco becomes the 40th city statewide to legislate a ban on natural gas in development projects.
Smart Cities Dive
October 27, 2020, 11am PDT
The City by the Bay has joined eight largely rural counties in California by advancing last Tuesday to the least restrictive tier of the state's new reopening criteria by reducing coronavirus transmission to nearly New York levels.
The Mercury News
October 20, 2020, 8am PDT
Outdoor dining programs are proving popular in cities all over the United States, as a lifeline for both restaurants and residents seeking some social normalcy. Data from San Francisco reveal the numbers behind the phenomenon.
Eater San Francisco
Blog post
October 19, 2020, 8am PDT
What’s good for our forests and planet can also be good for our jobs, communities, and the economy. That’s why we’re writing this together—an ex-Democratic political operative and an ex-Republican staff member who want to see mass timber flourish.
ConorBronsdon
October 13, 2020, 9am PDT
A look at San Francisco's building resilience plan illustrates the pertinent need to include earthquake preparedness in resiliency planning.
Smart Cities Dive
October 5, 2020, 11am PDT
The public is providing feedback for the idea of a congestion pricing scheme that could charge as much as $12 to drive into Downtown San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
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
August 31, 2020, 10am PDT
Wildfires in California and Colorado are spewing out smoke that is traveling to other parts of the country. The health effects of the dirty air are substantial, and they could last long after the fires are out.
Inside Climate News
August 24, 2020, 8am PDT
The saga of the three-county sales tax upon which the future of Caltrain depends is now in the hands of voters.
KTVU
August 20, 2020, 9am PDT
A new report summarizes the impact rising sea levels would have on California residents, businesses, and infrastructure. The effects would be catastrophic for the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco Weekly
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
Blog post
August 11, 2020, 9am PDT
Miriam Solis, of the University of Texas at Austin, writes about a recent article she authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
August 3, 2020, 10am PDT
California, the largest state by population in the United States, is responsible for 33% fewer carbon emissions per capita than any other state, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Mercury News
July 27, 2020, 9am PDT
A plan to rezone parcels around the busy intersection of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, called the Hub, will undergo an analysis of the potential impacts of the plan on marginalized communities.
The San Francisco Chronicle