Housing

December 4, 2016, 9am PST
An article listing the top five housing trends for 2017, as predicted by the National Association of Realtors.
Modern Cities
November 1, 2016, 12pm PDT
Detroit plans to build 300 tiny homes on empty lots to help shelter the city's homeless.
Christian Science Monitor
October 17, 2016, 8am PDT
Tensions between Airbnb and the city of San Francisco continue to mount as the city propose further restrictions on the service, even while the current restrictions are being challenged in court.
The San Francisco Examiner
October 12, 2016, 6am PDT
The Hilliard Homes avoided the wrecking ball for 50 years, even while other high-rise projects were knocked down. A Chicago Reader pierce suggests the design and management of these buildings could make them a model for future High-rise projects.
Chicago Reader
October 8, 2016, 1pm PDT
Neighborhoods achieve significantly more improvements by rehabilitating vacant rowhouses than by introducing new construction.
Shelterforce Magazine
October 6, 2016, 11am PDT
Even as rents continue to rise nationally, some of the most expensive cities like San Jose, San Francisco, and New York have seen rents fall this year.
The Wall Street Jounal
October 1, 2016, 7am PDT
Bay area town Brisbane looks to provide commercial development to cater to San Francisco residents, but resists building housing.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 22, 2016, 10am PDT
The founders of Vancouver-based Biddwell are hoping to change the way landlords and potential tenants find each other, but a renters' advocacy body sees the new company as bad news for tenants in an increasingly tight housing market.
The Globe and Mail
July 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
While Democrats consider the future of the country, the host city of the DNC offers a great urban lesson from the past: the elegant efficiency of rowhouses.
California Planning & Development Report
June 1, 2016, 7am PDT
As rents in the Bay Area have skyrocketed, cities are updating and introducing rent control ordinances. They are stoking age-old debates over the macroeconomic value of rent control.
California Planning & Development Report
Blog post
May 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
One argument against new housing is that it creates demand for housing, thus increasing housing prices.
Michael Lewyn
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.
UrbDeZine
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.
UrbDeZine
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?
Citymetric
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
Blog post
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.
Michael Lewyn
August 15, 2015, 9am PDT
Lafayette provides a case study of the San Francisco Bay Area housing market.
Contra Costa Times
August 8, 2015, 11am PDT
A term you need to know.
New York Magazine
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