Resistance mounts to the zoning reforms gaining traction in the United States.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
One of the most ambitious zoning reform efforts in the country is still in early stages, and the public has taken notice.
Eliminating single-family zoning and other exclusionary ordinances could have major impacts on housing in some of the country's most unaffordable cities.
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
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
Limiting development has been a powerful tool for anti-gentrification activists, but have these policies had counter-productive effects?
A study published by a German researcher adds ammunition to the cause of improving housing affordability by legalizing and building new supply.
The answer depends on how the question is phrased.
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?
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.
DesegregateCT is a growing coalition of groups coalescing behind ideas like Missing Middle Housing and zoning reform as a means to improved housing affordability.
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
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
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
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
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
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)
"Everything You Think You Know About Housing Is Probably Wrong," reads the headline of this New York Times article.
The New York Times
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