April 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
On the one hand, the city of Portland is facing pressure to add new housing and development to meet the needs of a growing population and an expensive real estate market. On the other hand, change is never easy.
August 5, 2015, 1pm PDT
The potential of a standard, easily accessible data set tracking building and land use permits could completely change the way the public interacts with changes in their community.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
March 18, 2015, 2pm PDT
An op-ed describes the broken state of the planning and development approval process—where opposition politics rule and the answer is usually "no."
January 23, 2015, 1pm PST
A drastic overhaul of the planning and development processes in Philadelphia is, at least for now, on hold so stakeholders can have more time to analyze the proposal.
September 29, 2014, 7am PDT
Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke will release the details of a proposal to consolidate planning and development approval authority into a new, cabinet-level city department.
June 10, 2014, 9am PDT
Aaron M. Renn has written a scathing review of the state of affairs in Rhode Island, which he describes as a result of decades of unfettered "blue state" policies.
April 24, 2014, 10am PDT
Despite the investments required of a design charrette, Robert Freedman makes the case that the process can save time and money on complex projects by way of three primary benefits.
November 23, 2010, 1pm PST
Officials in Los Angeles are trying to streamline the process of getting projects permitted and approved -- an effort that could rapidly increase the amount of time it takes to develop in the city.
January 28, 2010, 12pm PST
In one North Carolina county, the land development process -- from permitting to building plan submission to inspection -- is now organized under one electronic, online system.