5 days ago
City council members of Burlingame, a small, affluent suburb south of San Francisco, are not happy with new laws that take away their discretion to reject developments that fail to meet "neighborhood character" criteria, but meet zoning requirements.
October 20, 2017, 8am PDT
San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee, released his directive saying the city should be approving the building or renovating of 5,000 units a year.
San Francisco Business Journal
May 11, 2017, 5am PDT
Durham, North Carolina, joins the ranks of local government agencies who have shifted to an integrated development services model focused on customer service.
North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association
March 6, 2013, 2pm PST
Efforts to reform L.A.'s permitting process are proceeding slower than many had hoped, reports Ryan Vaillancourt, and city leaders are looking to make more drastic changes. Could the city's planning department be consolidated as part of the effort?
Los Angeles Downtown News
July 26, 2012, 1pm PDT
A mixed bag of land-use changes, including relaxed parking standards and an increased threshold for environmental review, were passed by the Seattle City Council this week. Critics complain the legislation favors developers over residents.
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.