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August 30, 2019, 8am PDT
Local governments in Southern California have chafed at a call from Governor Gavin Newsom for 1.3 million new homes over the next decade. The Southern California Association of Governments has proposed only 430,000.
The Los Angeles Times
August 30, 2019, 5am PDT
Views about urban growth and decline often rely on statistics for metropolitan regions rather than cities proper. Here, Richard Florida looks at the fastest- and slowest-growing cities in America, separate from their metro areas.
CityLab
August 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
A list of all the ways cities and infrastructure are designed for men, and at the expense of women.
Streetsblog USA
August 29, 2019, 12pm PDT
The city will evaluate all buildings over 50,000 square feet and make the energy performance ratings and information easily accessible.
Smart Cities Dive
August 29, 2019, 11am PDT
The United Way of Greater Atlanta partnered with the city to raise private money to help pay for 550 homes for the city's homeless.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 29, 2019, 9am PDT
A luxury residential high rise, conspicuously located near the Bay Bridge in a quickly growing section of the city, could finally have a plan to fix its sagging foundation.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 29, 2019, 6am PDT
Transit agencies, affordable housing developers, and many others might be envious of the kind of leeway sources say President Trump is willing to grant in the name of project delivery.
The Washington Post
August 28, 2019, 9am PDT
Redwood City, located on the San Francisco Peninsula, will make it harder to build homes that take up more than 45 percent of a residential lot.
The Mercury News
August 28, 2019, 5am PDT
The Danish capital has an ambitious goal to be the world’s greenest and most bike-friendly city, and it is taking big steps to make that happen soon.
Fast Company
August 27, 2019, 9am PDT
Until the late 1990s, the amount of vegetation worldwide was increasing. But then it stopped, and a new study links this troubling trend to climate change.
Scientific American
August 27, 2019, 7am PDT
The commission recommended a trio of bills focused on historic preservation, including one that would permit accessory dwelling units on historic properties.
PlanPhilly
August 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
In key areas like jobs and housing, the numbers show a definite Motor City rebound since the recession. But a closer look reveals uneven gains and weakness next to state averages.
The Detroit Free Press
August 26, 2019, 7am PDT
As cities around the world face the effects of climate change head on, they have been pushing policy forward and taking action at the local level. But they are also creating networks that have a much broader impact beyond individual cities.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
August 25, 2019, 11am PDT
In communities lacking green space, public access to upgraded school playgrounds is a win-win solution.
Fast Company
August 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Larry Kosmont identifies the fiscal dysfunction driving city resistance to state-mandated density and offers institutional explanations for California’s current housing crisis.
The Planning Report
August 25, 2019, 7am PDT
Brandywine Realty Trust is making a statement with this contemporary take on the corporate high rise.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
A tax on non-resident property owners is working as it's intended, as a wave of luxury condo units hit the real estate market all over the city of Vancouver.
The Province
August 23, 2019, 12pm PDT
In an effort to preserve coastal Texas ecosystems and fight global warming, a new nonprofit is paying landowners to not develop their land.
Houston Chronicle
August 23, 2019, 10am PDT
Hospitals are uniquely suited to make an impact in the ongoing affordable housing crisis in the United States.
Managed Healthcare Executive
August 23, 2019, 9am PDT
"[P]erhaps at this point, this column should include a trigger warning for any young couple traumatized by the current housing market around here."
The Seattle Times