San Diego

July 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Activists organized to save their downtown San Diego neighborhoods from the NFL Chargers' stadium proposal. Their defense strategy? A fine-grained community plan with no stadium. In the process, they came upon the idea of a promenade and a "Nudillo."
UrbDeZine
July 1, 2017, 9am PDT
If one of the efforts to divide up California into smaller states became reality, San Diego and Imperial County would thrive, according to land use consultant Wayne Raffesberger.
UrbDeZine
June 30, 2017, 7am PDT
Documenting the effects of climate change on the West's most vital source of water.
The Conversation
June 26, 2017, 8am PDT
In 2021, San Diego will open a northern trolley extension connecting its downtown and Golden Triangle. However, much of the route in between is barren and inaccessible. AIA-SD urges density and more effort to win over opponents.
UrbDeZine
June 23, 2017, 8am PDT
The mayor of San Diego has acknowledged the ongoing crisis of housing affordability by pushing to make it easier to build housing at higher densities and with less parking. Marin County…not so much.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
June 8, 2017, 1pm PDT
A diverse coalition of social justice, labor, and environmental groups have come together under the name Build Better San Diego to troubleshoot and advocate for affordable housing, writes affordable housing developer and advocate Murtaza Baxamusa.
UrbDeZine
May 30, 2017, 7am PDT
Downtown businesses still need a diverse supply of high-turnover parking spaces, argues former downtown San Diego shopkeep, planning activist, and parking guru, Bill Keller.
UrbDeZine
May 27, 2017, 9am PDT
Universities do more than teach classes; they can help transform economies and elevate cities to greatness. UC San Diego is banking on it.
The Planning Report
May 24, 2017, 9am PDT
Mayor Kevin Faulconer sees San Diego's Pure Water Program as proof of concept for other cities with uncertain water supplies. By 2035, the initiative aims to derive one-third of the city's supply from recycled wastewater.
Brookings
May 13, 2017, 9am PDT
For San Diego's Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium site, AIA-SD and E+DC urge a structured and orderly planning and disposition process.
UrbDeZine
May 5, 2017, 11am PDT
As usual, California's fastest growing counties were inland, far from coastal job centers. The big surprise was that the fastest growing city was an affluent Silicon Valley suburb that had been sued in 2012 by affordable housing advocates.
The Mercury News
April 25, 2017, 10am PDT
Using the movie titled "When Worlds Collide" as a metaphor, environmental attorney Richard Opper describes how environmental regulations can get in their own way to defeat density and infill development—and NIMBYs are not just residents.
UrbDeZine
April 12, 2017, 2pm PDT
A community plan update and a development proposal have led to hurt feelings and flared tempers in San Diego.
San Diego Uptown News
April 7, 2017, 12pm PDT
San Diego provides a case study for how bus rapid transit sometimes fails to meet the standards befitting its name.
Voice of San Diego
March 3, 2017, 10am PST
San Diego invested $1.5 billion in tax increment to increase housing in its downtown but displaced affordable housing with unaffordable housing. Housing planner, developer and advocate, Murtaza Baxamusa gives some answers and asks some questions.
UrbDeZine
January 13, 2017, 1pm PST
The city of San Diego recently approved a 30-year community plan for the San Ysidro neighborhood.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 6, 2016, 1pm PST
In San Diego, a battle is taking place between residents of historic Barrio Logan and proponents of an NFL stadium which threatens it. Actor Mario Lopez has been hired to sell the stadium proposal.
UrbDeZine
November 2, 2016, 10am PDT
Less than a decade ago, "desal" proposals in California numbered over 22, but only one major one was built—in Carlsbad, serving the San Diego region. A newly released study by the Pacific Institute explains why.
KQED Science
October 25, 2016, 11am PDT
Many cities and counties across the state are proposing transportation sales tax increases, but only San Diego's is opposed by a diverse coalition of environmental and labor groups. Murtaza Baxamusa explains why.
UrbDeZine
October 14, 2016, 11am PDT
San Diego mayor, Kevin Faulconer, calls for voters to support $1.8 billion new football stadium.
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