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Disavowing the perils of NIMY-ism. The difference between stability and sameness and allowing a city to change
January 2, 2017, 9am PST
Harvard Square in Cambridge is facing another round of developments, and residents are worries the changes could come at the expense of the character of the famous location.
December 30, 2016, 10am PST
In November, the city of Poway, California rejected a veterans' housing project. The story is informative for the way communities rally to obstruct the addition of low-income housing.
December 19, 2016, 11am PST
A recent ruling by the City Hearing Examiner is a setback—but not necessarily a permanent one—for the city's efforts to loosen regulations on accessory dwelling units.
December 11, 2016, 9am PST
In the ongoing and contentious debate about whether market-rate development is a cure or a disease, another writer comes down on the side of more supply, no matter the cost.
November 29, 2016, 2pm PST
A new study by Trulia casts doubt on the fears of neighborhood activists resistant to the idea of low-income housing.
November 22, 2016, 9am PST
Management from the Boston Red Sox has taken an interest in the planning process by opposing a nearby high-rise development.
November 4, 2016, 2pm PDT
New York magazine offers a long reflection on the shifting lessons offered by Jane Jacobs after a year of new books and a re-emergence into the public eye.
October 21, 2016, 6am PDT
Pro-development advocates have a new study to back up their cause.
October 18, 2016, 7am PDT
Developers in the UK have a new nemesis in the form of rare newts, which NIMBYs have allegedly planted at development sites to halt construction.
October 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
Zoned capacity is often as a statistic to support anti-development arguments. One write endeavors to thoroughly debunk the idea that Seattle has enough zoned capacity to meet its growing demand for housing.
September 26, 2016, 11am PDT
A new paper released by the White House offers a toolkit of economic evidence and policy recommendations designed to help cities overcome local opposition to development.
September 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Zoning isn’t just a tool of self interest, according to a recent polemic by USC planning professor Lisa Schweitzer.
September 2, 2016, 8am PDT
A new study makes a visual case against the narrative that spot zoning and a broken development approval process are running roughshod over the entire city.
August 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Denver City Council approved two separate moratoriums on building types that are adding infill density to neighborhoods in the city.
August 29, 2016, 12pm PDT
Faced with the task of conforming its "granny flats" ordinance with state law, the Los Angeles City Council yielded.
August 23, 2016, 9am PDT
The footprint of the so-called single-story overlay districts is growing in the Silicon Valley.
August 16, 2016, 9am PDT
A subway extension that would cut across the Los Angeles basin has cleared another legal hurdle, despite the efforts of a coalition of opponents in the city of Beverly Hills.
August 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
Former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan put out a call to action, so to speak, in the hopes of energizing younger Canadians to respond to the entrenched interests of older generations.
August 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Responding to criticism from neighborhoods faced with new small lot developments, the city of Los Angeles in considering changes to its Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance.