Density

September 22, 2015, 5am PDT
A simple chart allows an easy comparison between the varieties of housing that comprise the housing stock of U.S. cities.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
September 8, 2015, 12pm PDT
Density isn't always a dirty word, apparently—as residents of Utah have voiced their support of more urban typologies to support its expected population growth over the next several decades.
The Salt Lake Tribune
September 4, 2015, 8am PDT
A study of two cities at opposite ends of the urban spectrum demonstrate how density matters for a number of ecological services.
Pacific Standard
August 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
A suite of zoning changes under consideration by the Tacoma Planning Commission provoked its "most well-attended" hearing in decades.
The News Tribune
August 17, 2015, 10am PDT
The San Francisco Planning Department is proposing new densities in certain neighborhoods in exchange for building new units for low- and middle-income residents.
San Francisco Business Times
August 12, 2015, 9am PDT
The swift rejection of a proposal to upzone residential neighborhoods in Seattle inspired The Urbanist to evaluate the lessons of the episode. One takeaway: don't demonize single-family homeowners.
The Urbanist
August 9, 2015, 9am PDT
Seattle's recent Housing and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations have created a sensational dialogue about zoning, affordability and neighborhood change. Chuck Wolfe explains how this may create an unprecedented basis for consensus in the city.
Crosscut
August 7, 2015, 8am PDT
Jarrett Walker outlines the conditions under which transit serves the greatest number of travelers. Maximizing ridership, he argues, requires thinking like a business and catering to demand.
Human Transit
Feature
August 6, 2015, 2pm PDT
An op-ed describes a paradox produced by the ongoing debates over density while also presenting potential solutions for overcoming the resulting impasse.
Gerhard Mayer
July 28, 2015, 2pm PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an update of the city's 2013 transit oriented development ordinance. The new version of the ordinance would have a sweeping effect on the land uses around transit stations in Chicago.
Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector
July 27, 2015, 8am PDT
The general principle is simple: more density equals lower prices and less environmental impact. But suburbia's imprint is deep, both on cities themselves and on how we expect to inhabit them.
Grist
July 19, 2015, 1pm PDT
Columbus is surprisingly suburban, given that the city is the largest in population in the state of Ohio. Maybe that perception comes from the fact that it’s also the largest in size in the state?
The Columbus Dispatch
July 18, 2015, 1pm PDT
Public hearings are underway in Raleigh to discuss the zoning changes necessary to implement the city's Unified Development ordinance. Heated rhetoric was inevitable.
Indy Week
July 15, 2015, 7am PDT
A Denver Post op-ed critiques the arguments employed to make the case for density in Denver.
The Denver Post
July 14, 2015, 11am PDT
Seattle returns to zoning as a tool to promote the construction of affordable housing.
CityLab
July 11, 2015, 5am PDT
A simple demonstration of one of the benefits of density.
Architect This City
July 10, 2015, 1pm PDT
According to Joel Kotkin, the next culture war will be fought over how and where Americans choose to live. It's suburbs vs. cities, again.
Real Clear Politics
July 9, 2015, 11am PDT
A new report by the Urban Land Institute, "Density: Drivers, Dividends and Debates," examines the concept of density, its impacts, and how it can best be achieved in cities around the world.
Density Drivers Dividends and Debates
July 8, 2015, 11am PDT
A draft report, by the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee created by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, includes language about single-family zoning that has provoked debate.
The Seattle Times
July 6, 2015, 12pm PDT
San Francisco and the Bay Area, known for their exorbitant housing prices and not unrelated, strong NIMBY attitudes, could be softening their opposition toward increasing density in their neighborhoods.
San Jose Mercury News