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Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Community Opposition and a Rezoning Controversy in Philadelphia

The local councilmember is seeking a rezoning from commercial to residential in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, but local community members say the development will be priced out of their range.

September 3, 2020 - WHYY

Vacant Lot

Housing Designs for New York Small Lots

A design competition focuses on the many tiny and often irregularly shaped vacant lots of New York City.

August 22, 2019 - Curbed New York

Los Angeles Bungalow Court

Building Small to Make California Homes More Affordable

A Santa Ana small lot development could be an example of how California could become more affordable by building more dense urban-style homes throughout the state.

January 4, 2017 - Los Angeles Times

Denver

Dual Moratoriums Push Back on Infill Density in Denver

The Denver City Council approved two separate moratoriums on building types that are adding infill density to neighborhoods in the city.

August 30, 2016 - The Denver Post

Glasgow

The Undeniable Urbanism of the 'Plot'

According to researchers and practitioners in the United Kingdom, there's still room for another urbanism. Chuck Wolfe digests the recent Summit on Plot-Based Urbanism from Glasgow.

November 14, 2014 - myurbanist

Los Angeles County's Creative Plans to Boost Parks

A recent Los Angeles Times article described the creative ways the city of Los Angeles is trying to meet park needs. Los Angeles County park planner Clement Lau describes the county's side of the story.

September 7, 2014 - UrbDeZine

Small Lot Townhouses

How Small Lots Yield Urban Density

A recent article explains how, and why, small lot subdivisions get built in Los Angeles. Also, the city has recently updated a procedural glitch to make permitting easier for small lot projects.

August 20, 2014 - Urban Land Magazine

Small Lot Homes Changing Face of L.A.

Christina Chan looks at the effect of L.A.'s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance of 2005, which opened the doors for a new style of housing somewhere in between single-family homes and condos.

August 29, 2009 - The Architect's Newspaper

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