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Resistance mounts to the zoning reforms gaining traction in the United States.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 4, 2021, 10am PDT
Like many attractive, economically successful cities Seattle has a housing crisis, but not a land crisis. There is plenty of land if the city will just grow up.
The Urbanist
March 18, 2021, 5am PDT
One of the most ambitious zoning reform efforts in the country is still in early stages, and the public has taken notice.
Buckhead Reporter
March 8, 2021, 8am PST
Eliminating single-family zoning and other exclusionary ordinances could have major impacts on housing in some of the country's most unaffordable cities.
Bloomberg CityLab
January 29, 2021, 8am PST
Recently approved laws that force cities to take a more proactive approach to the state-mandated Regional Housing Needs Assessment process are beginning to take effect in California.
San Francisco Weekly
January 14, 2021, 5am PST
YIMBY, pro-development, politics are gaining support and attention in New York City at an opportune moment in the city's planning history.
The Real Deal
January 10, 2021, 11am PST
Limiting development has been a powerful tool for anti-gentrification activists, but have these policies had counter-productive effects?
The Atlantic
December 15, 2020, 6am PST
A study published by a German researcher adds ammunition to the cause of improving housing affordability by legalizing and building new supply.
City Observatory
Blog post
December 14, 2020, 5am PST
The answer depends on how the question is phrased.
Michael Lewyn
September 21, 2020, 5am PDT
One of the big questions of planning is up for debate with a proposed rezoning in the SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods of New York City: Can upzoning be an effective tool for affordability?
CityLimits
August 12, 2020, 8am PDT
The Portland Residential Infill Project is expected for approval by the Portland City Council today, culminating a six year process that became more and more ambitious with every iteration.
Sightline Institute
July 20, 2020, 9am PDT
DesegregateCT is a growing coalition of groups coalescing behind ideas like Missing Middle Housing and zoning reform as a means to improved housing affordability.
Hartford Courant
May 11, 2020, 9am PDT
A court ruling in Santa Clara County cleared the way for a large mixed-use development proposal to be built at the location of the Vallco Shopping Mall in Cupertino.
The Mercury News
April 22, 2020, 6am PDT
A study recently published by the District of Columbia offers supporting evidence to a supply-side approach to housing affordability in high-demand markets.
District of Columbia Office of Revenue Analysis
March 2, 2020, 8am PST
A federal bill intended to increase transparency in land use and zoning decisions as well as encourage localities to eliminate barriers to housing has advanced out of a House of Representative committee.
Financial Services Republicans
February 10, 2020, 9am PST
Many of the Democratic candidates have offered housing policy plans as a key plank in their election platforms, but here a prominent YIMBY politician confronts them directly on the housing crisis in California.
Palm Springs Desert Sun
February 6, 2020, 12pm PST
A ballot initiative by San Francisco Mayor London Breed would make it easier for qualifying developments (e.g., developments that include affordable housing) to sidestep discretionary approvals.
The New York Times
February 6, 2020, 5am PST
The idea of filtering is key to pro-housing-development arguments of the benefits of market-rate housing to the affordability of housing. New research finds that filtering is highly variable depending on location.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
February 5, 2020, 7am PST
"Everything You Think You Know About Housing Is Probably Wrong," reads the headline of this New York Times article.
The New York Times
January 30, 2020, 8am PST
For the third year in a row, an effort to increase density near transit in statewide in California has stalled in the legislature.
Los Angeles Times