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January 30, 2020, 8am PST
For the third year in a row, an effort to increase density near transit in statewide in California has stalled in the legislature.
Los Angeles Times
January 29, 2020, 11am PST
If passed, a new law would require homeless shelter developments in New York City to undergo the full Uniform Land Use Review Procedure.
Staten Island Advance
January 29, 2020, 7am PST
A recent study claiming that transportation costs in Houston, among other expenses, raise the cost of living almost to the same level as living in New York City. Some took exception to the study's methodology.
E21
January 28, 2020, 9am PST
The recently revealed Proto-Model-X building would reach new heights for timber.
Sidewalk Talk
January 27, 2020, 9am PST
Areas like St-Denis Street used to be bustling shopping destinations, but a shift in recent years has resulted in many empty storefronts.
Montreal Gazette
January 27, 2020, 6am PST
The Lee Highway is expected to face new strains, and new life, with the arrival of Amazon, so planners are planning a transformation, starting with a new bus lane.
Arl Now
January 27, 2020, 5am PST
The world is sprawling as it develops, according to ambitious new research.
PhysOrg
January 26, 2020, 7am PST
Giving dogs the opportunity to play and socialize without restraint has its roots in the free speech movement in Berkeley, California.
Smithsonian Magazine
January 26, 2020, 5am PST
The Land Use subcommittee of the Virginia House of Delegates decided quickly to uphold local control of zoning.
WAMU
January 24, 2020, 8am PST
After a San Mateo County Superior Court judge ruled that charter cities are exempt from the Housing Accountability Act, aka the anti-NIMBY law, the state stepped in to support the appellant, a YIMBY group that launched a "Sue the Suburbs" campaign.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 24, 2020, 5am PST
The high costs of housing development do not fit a convenient narrative, according to new analysis by Jenny Schuetz from the Brookings Institution.
Brookings
January 23, 2020, 9am PST
Washington State is the latest example of a state that wants to preempt local planning law to make it easier to add housing units to single-family residential properties all over the states.
Sightline Institute
January 23, 2020, 8am PST
Real estate and investment experts see more and more urban parking lots as attractive locations for redevelopment—usually for multi-family residential buildings.
The Investor
January 22, 2020, 10am PST
Hurricane Katrina damaged a Catholic convent in New Orleans. Then the nuns spearheaded a project to transform the land into a wetland area that will protect the city from flooding in the future.
Changing America
January 22, 2020, 9am PST
A recently published white paper written by the Seattle Planning Commission calls on the city to follow in the footsteps of the city of Minneapolis and the state of Oregon.
The Urbanist
January 22, 2020, 8am PST
The $6 billion redevelopment project at the Concord Naval Weapons Station has stalled over labor issues.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 21, 2020, 12pm PST
The extra costs of automobile dependency turn assumptions about affordability on their head, according to a recently published report by the Citizens Budget Commission.
Texas Monthly
January 21, 2020, 11am PST
Housing deregulation for the sake of housing affordability made progress in both Democratic- and Republican-led states last year.
City Journal
January 21, 2020, 9am PST
The people living in urban heat islands are much more likely to be inhabited by low-income people of color, and the roots of the environmental justice issue can be found in planning history.
The Oregonian
January 21, 2020, 5am PST
There's no draft rezoning plan for SoHo yet, but there's plenty of controversy.
Gothamist