Zoning

March 5, 2019, 9am PST
Rent control is gaining popularity in cities and states around the country. Some economists urge caution when considering this form of tenant protection.
Brookings
March 4, 2019, 8am PST
A proposed state law, SB 330, would make it remove some local control of land use regulations by making it very difficult to downzone.
Urbanize LA
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 22, 2019, 12pm PST
According to a recent report, the self-sufficiency of agriculture in the Washington, D.C. region is declining. Encroachment from suburban sprawl, driven by a region-wide housing crunch, is one causal factor.
Greater Greater Washington
Blog post
February 18, 2019, 1pm PST
Even if new housing reduces rents regionwide, scholars are divided as to when and whether new market-rate apartments reduce rents in nearby blocks. A new study seeks to answer this question.
Michael Lewyn
February 11, 2019, 7am PST
It's hard to connect zoning to planning and development outcomes at a national level because very little data exists at that scale.
Urban Institute
January 14, 2019, 9am PST
"Chicago Land Use: A Guide for Communities" is a new online resource whose release has been accompanied by community events to share info and empower Chicagoans to understand the zoning where they live.
South Side Weekly
January 4, 2019, 6am PST
A proposed bill would open nearly 2 million acres of protected land to commercial and industrial development.
TVO
Blog post
December 19, 2018, 9am PST
Government-subsidized housing is a useful complement to market-rate housing, but an affordability strategy that relies solely on low-income housing may be impractical.
Michael Lewyn
November 21, 2018, 9am PST
One of the most controversial community planning documents in Los Angeles history was approved by the city in 2012 and thrown out by a judge in 2013. The new draft environmental impact report for the plan is now publicly available.
Urbanize LA
November 11, 2018, 7am PST
We're not sure if planners will find this game, since it's so close to real life, but maybe it will make a good recommendation for friends and family members?
Greater Greater Washington
November 9, 2018, 6am PST
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is working on mixed-use development plans for a location near Kensington Station, in DeKalb County.
SaportaReport
November 7, 2018, 12pm PST
Local elections have consequences.
Vancouver Courier
November 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Modern zoning practices separated uses, claiming this was a better way to organize American cities. However, the social, cultural, and urban design outcomes drastically changed the world we live in.
Greater Greater Washington
October 31, 2018, 8am PDT
The product uses artificial intelligence to manage zoning, code enforcement, and permitting for local governments.
Government Technology
October 11, 2018, 7am PDT
It received a lot of press, but ultimately California's Senate Bill 827 went nowhere. Now, the state senator who introduced the bill is working with advocates who opposed it on another version that just might have better chances.
Curbed Los Angeles
Blog post
October 5, 2018, 8am PDT
When neighborhoods are allowed to plan and zone without considering the regionwide interest in increasing housing stock, scarcity results.
Michael Lewyn
September 25, 2018, 10am PDT
The American Housing and Economic Mobility Act probably has no chance of passing into law, but it's still the most substantial gesture toward housing policy by a member of Congress since the subprime crisis of 2008.
The Atlantic
September 18, 2018, 7am PDT
If Brooklyn keeps up the pace of current growth, it could pass Chicago in population in the next few years.
Curbed NY
August 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
The number of gas stations in the city of Seattle has declined significantly, but in surrounding King County, the number is climbing.
The Stanger