Upzoning

3 days ago
A new working paper adds another perspective to the debate about easing zoning regulations to address the affordable housing crisis.
CityLab
3 days ago
Enacted in 2008, a partial rezone of Manhattan's East Village and Lower East Side failed to deliver on affordable housing projections, falling short by 45 percent.
Curbed New York
4 days ago
The New York City Department of City Planning is expected, very soon, to release a rezoning proposal for the neighborhoods of SoHo and NoHo in New York City.
Medium
5 days ago
The parallel crises of pollution and housing affordability require denser zoning of land uses, otherwise known as upzoning, according to this article.
Greater Greater Washington
5 days ago
Acknowledging anti-development sentiments currently simmering at an "all-time high," New York's planning director Marisa Lago defended de Blasio administration policies like mandatory inclusionary housing.
Crain's Business New York
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
May 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
Senate Bill 50, the closely watched upzoning bill proposed by State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), made it a lot further through the Legislature than the prior attempt, SB 827. Still, SB 50 will short of the finish line in 2019.
Curbed San Francisco
May 16, 2019, 6am PDT
According to the Sightline Institute, exclusionary zoning is responsible for the nation's ongoing housing affordability crisis.
Sightline Institute via YouTube
May 14, 2019, 11am PDT
San Jose wants to remake the North San Jose neighborhood as "Uptown San Jose," but the amount of development that will require isn't proving an easy sell with some locals.
The Mercury News
April 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
University of California, Berkeley researchers have mapped the impact of SB 50, a bill that would allow new density around train stations and bus stops in cities all over the state of California.
Curbed Los Angeles
March 25, 2019, 9am PDT
A new paper examines the impacts of broad economic trends—like inequality, job markets, and migration—on housing markets in the nation's major metropolitan areas.
The Planning Report
March 19, 2019, 8am PDT
An historic moment for planning in Seattle: Density bonuses for affordable housing are now allowed all over the city as Seattle implements a big piece of its long-percolating Mandatory Housing Affordability plan.
The Seattle Times
March 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of San Jose has the "least distinctive" downtown skyline of the nation's major cities, according to editorial board of The Mercury News. The City Council has a chance to change that.
The Mercury News
March 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
Analyzing the potential outcomes of Senate Bill 10, one of two statewide upzoning bills under consideration in the state of Oregon this year.
Sightline Institute
March 7, 2019, 1pm PST
Mountlake Terrace, located about halfway between Seattle and Everett, will soon have new building heights to go along with a new light rail station.
The Urbanist
March 2, 2019, 11am PST
Even as prospects for high-speed trains dim in California, San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center has already spurred a development spree in the surrounding area.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 28, 2019, 9am PST
The city of Berkeley, famed for its radical left politics in the 1960s, is now considered a bastion of anti-development obstructionism. Those politics could be changing, however.
The Bay City Beacon
February 20, 2019, 10am PST
The Oregon Legislature is already considering one of the most sweeping and ambitious statewide land use reform bills in the country. A new bill would allow even more density around transit stations.
Willamette Week
February 14, 2019, 9am PST
Local planners and elected officials are expressing their opinions about Oregon's House Bill 2001, which would allow fourplexes on single-family residential units around the state.
The Oregonian
Blog post
February 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Increasing allowable densities and reducing parking requirements are important strategies for achieving long-term planning goals, but to succeed they must be applied to large areas.
Todd Litman