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.
August 9, 2016, 1pm PDT
The ghosts of the Mission Moratorium have returned to San Francisco, after a local supervisor has called for a halt to three projects while the city crafts legislation to regulate development in the neighborhood.
August 8, 2016, 8am PDT
An op-ed by Daniel Freedman explains how a legal spat over an 850-square-foot "granny flat" affected hundreds of units around Los Angeles. The city's attempt to rectify the problems with its second unit ordinance has encountered more resistance.
July 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
The latest front line of the battle to prevent the spread of big-box stores is the city of Pleasanton, California.
July 6, 2016, 11am PDT
The New York Times devotes significant ink to an argument against the use of zoning laws as tools of anti-growth politics.
June 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Local advocates have won a string of political victories against developers in New York City.
May 31, 2016, 8am PDT
Two major ballot initiatives would change the state of planning and development in L.A. As the housing and planning crisis reaches new levels, initiative leaders and land-use experts discuss how to create a viable path forward.
May 29, 2016, 7am PDT
An already controversial proposal to disperse homeless shelters and service around Washington, D.C. is finding new ways to be controversial.
Greater Greater Washington
May 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
The cities of Oakdale and Lake Elmo made their opposition to a proposed busway connecting to St. Paul known by withdrawing their support for the project. Now Gold Line transit planners are refocusing their efforts on station location decisions.
April 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Charlotte Observer recently described the landscape of proposed apartment developments in the city of Charlotte.
April 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The New York Times provides an in-depth exploration of the politics and personalities behind the YIMBY organization known as the SF Bay Area Renters' Federation (BARF).