May 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
One argument against new housing is that it creates demand for housing, thus increasing housing prices.
April 22, 2016, 10am PDT
A booming-once-again tech sector and a rapidly increasing population in the Bay Area are aggravating a historically tight housing market. Preservation architect Jerri Holan looks at how Bay Area cities are dealing with the housing crunch.
March 14, 2016, 8am PDT
San Francisco loves process and fears change. It's costing residents in more ways than housing, laments David Prowler, former Special Assistant to Mayor Willie Brown.
December 2, 2015, 6am PST
Cultural changes and 'disruptions' created by the 'sharing' economy are challenging planners just as they're challenging their own competitors. Bill Fulton assesses the brave new world that might liberate planners—or befuddle them.
California Planning & Development Report
October 14, 2015, 10am PDT
With market pressures pushing landowners in London to build pricey new flats, local music venues are getting the boot; but does this make sense economically?
October 8, 2015, 6am PDT
The perception that a city has reached its maximum population and nobody else should be allowed in, or nothing should be allowed to change, is limiting the potential of our cities and increasing housing inequality.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
September 21, 2015, 8am PDT
A simple explanation of why strict rent control reduces housing supply, and why moderate rent control does so to a much lesser extent.
August 15, 2015, 9am PDT
Lafayette provides a case study of the San Francisco Bay Area housing market.
July 31, 2015, 9am PDT
To make a strategic assessment of the St. Louis region, the 7th edition of "Where We Stand" ranks the largest 50 metropolitan areas on more than 200 variables.
East-West Gateway Council of Governments
July 26, 2015, 5am PDT
The good news is that middle-class suburbs are becoming increasingly integrated. However, a closer look at the migration patterns of whites and minorities reveals a more complex picture, rife with racism.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 11, 2015, 1pm PDT
Tiny Houses on trailers are available and buyers are ready to live small, but most zoning regulations don’t allow recreational vehicles as a permanent residence. Can zoning catch up to the tiny living trend?
July 10, 2015, 2pm PDT
A wealthy county in Virginia has a reputation for prohibiting the construction of new housing. Development interests, however, are fed up with anti-development arguments.
June 18, 2015, 10am PDT
A pattern of opposition to housing projects that leads to the underdevelopment of land has contributed to a housing shortage in San Francisco, writes planning consultant Jim Chappell.
April 21, 2015, 12pm PDT
Does apartment-sharing reduce regional housing supply? Probably not very much.
April 21, 2015, 8am PDT
A company owned by Berkshire Hathaway has been been indulging in some of the same tactics that led to the larger housing crisis about ten years ago.
April 13, 2015, 9am PDT
What amount of expansion, population and vehicle densities, housing mix, and transport policies should growing cities aspire to achieve? This column summarizes my recent research that explores these, and related, issues.
March 31, 2015, 11am PDT
National tables from the 2013 American Household Survey (AHS) are now public.
January 29, 2015, 10am PST
For a MoMA exhibition about urban inequality, Brooklyn architects SITU Studios documented informal housing in New York.
January 18, 2015, 5am PST
Throwing money at our housing problems is clearly not the answer, but are there ideas from markets in Europe that might work for us?