May 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
Two new reports, and one older one, assign unequal significance of the ability of new market rate housing to filter older housing into affordability.
January 9, 2016, 9am PST
Following the recent example of cities like Vancouver, Austin, and Berkeley, Oakland, CA recently made it much easier for residents to create secondary units, also known as accessory dwelling units.
January 14, 2013, 9am PST
Azeen Ghorayshi looks at how Oakland's civic hackers are trying to change the city through technology -- giving people greater access to data, increasing transparency, and keeping people better informed -- all with minimal investment by the city.
March 9, 2010, 10am PST
Berkeley's popular plan to turn a section of Center Street into a pedestrian walkway with a stream and wetlands has been slowed by the fight over downtown development.
July 6, 2009, 6am PDT
Environmentalists in Berkeley and Oakland are realizing that the inner-city development they protested in the past is actually more eco-friendly than the alternative.
May 7, 2009, 12pm PDT
An 800-mile HOT lane 'network' proposed for the Bay Area is now a bill in the state legislature. The MPO estimates it will reduce congestion and emissions while raising funds for transit. U.C. Berkeley's Pravin Varaiya insists it will lose money.
November 25, 2008, 12pm PST
Berkeley, CA was one of the first cities to use special utility districts to fund the switch to solar power in their community. Now the man behind the plan is trying to make the financing system national.
January 10, 2008, 10am PST
<p>With the $10 billion bond slated for the November ballot in California, the latest twist in the long saga of delays is that environmentalists, unhappy with the proposed route into the Bay Area from the Central Valley, threaten to litigate the EIR.</p>
September 18, 2003, 11am PDT
Brought to you by the city's preservationists, who'll do anything to stop a bulldozer.
February 23, 2002, 8am PST
Dr. Chuma Obiudu is helping a community discover the power of community gardens.
February 1, 2002, 12pm PST
Richard Register is the Berkeley, California's chief spokesman for building a 'Green' Berkeley.