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San Francisco

June 6, 2021, 11am PDT
The city has selected developers for an ambitious approach to affordable housing development on nine sites across the city.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 4, 2021, 6am PDT
The Census Bureau released new data on May 27 that includes the first four months of the pandemic. Seattle tops the growth rate at 2.2% from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, while Baltimore and San Francisco land at the bottom with -1.4%.
The Seattle Times
May 18, 2021, 10am PDT
San Francisco, the poster child for runaway housing costs and displacement of existing residential populations, could be on the cusp of a change of plans.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 27, 2021, 10am PDT
Community land trusts, better known for permanently affordable housing, expand into commercial spaces for a wide range of reasons, and in a wide range of ways.
Shelterforce Magazine
April 15, 2021, 12pm PDT
A plan to integrate the various regional transit providers in the San Francisco Bay Area could be the key to winning back transit riders in the post-pandemic world.
The Mercury News
April 14, 2021, 11am PDT
A real estate co-op in Oakland is making waves with its first commercial acquisition.
Next City
Blog post
April 4, 2021, 7am PDT
Ideally, planners could balance homeowners' interests in zoning against the public good, liberalizing zoning when prices got too high. But this may be politically impossible.
Michael Lewyn
March 16, 2021, 8am PDT
The weight of large buildings may not be a major threat to coastal cities, despite recent claims.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 4, 2021, 11am PST
Unlike other states that lifted restrictions statewide after coronavirus cases plummeted, California replaced its regional stay-home order with a county-based blueprint, permitting counties to advance based on performance in three health metrics.
The Mercury News
February 22, 2021, 8am PST
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