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Jersey City Building More Apartment Than Manhattan
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Jersey City Building More Apartment Than Manhattan

Jersey City is on track to add as many new apartment units as Manhattan, according to an article by Chris Fry. Fry is citing analysis from a recent...

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Portland Adjusts Residential Infill Plan to Minimize Displacement
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Portland Adjusts Residential Infill Plan to Minimize Displacement

Portland's Residential Infill Project, which would allow duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in neighborhoods that previously only allowed single...

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Grand Canyon-Adjacent Development Revises Plans to Pave Roads Through National Forest
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Grand Canyon-Adjacent Development Revises Plans to Pave Roads Through National Forest

"The town of Tusayan and an Italian developer are launching a new effort to build resorts and hundreds of homes south of the Grand Canyon,...

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New Density Planned as Affordable Housing, Growth Management Tool in Durham, North Carolina
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New Density Planned as Affordable Housing, Growth Management Tool in Durham, North Carolina

"The City Council agreed Tuesday night to allow more, and more varied, housing in neighborhoods near downtown Durham," reports Joe Johnson. The...

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Ensuring Equity in Memphis Riverfront Development
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Ensuring Equity in Memphis Riverfront Development

Carol Coletta of the Memphis River Parks Partnership writes that Memphis has not taken full advantage of the development and investment potential...

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Where State-Owned Properties Could Make Way for Affordable Housing in California
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Where State-Owned Properties Could Make Way for Affordable Housing in California

California's Department of General Services (DGS) and Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) have created a map of surplus state...

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Mortgage Lending in Homogenous Neighborhoods
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Mortgage Lending in Homogenous Neighborhoods

A new study, available online, examines the racial contours of the U. S. subprime lending boom, foreclosure crisis, and recovery surrounding the...

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Discretionary Approval for McMansions
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Discretionary Approval for McMansions

"As more developers raze starter homes to build extravagant monster homes in Redwood City, the City Council has escalated its approach to...

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New Tenant Protections Meant to Curb Evictions in Georgia
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New Tenant Protections Meant to Curb Evictions in Georgia

"Columbus officials are hoping a new Georgia law that went into effect July 1 will help curb the number of evictions in the city caused by...

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Affordable Housing for New Orleans—Tiny Houses?
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Affordable Housing for New Orleans—Tiny Houses?

"Mayor LaToya Cantrell has asked the City Planning Commission to suggest ways to create more affordable housing in New Orleans, a month after the...

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In San Antonio, Planning Ahead for Affordable Housing
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In San Antonio, Planning Ahead for Affordable Housing

The population of San Antonio, Texas, is projected to increase by a million people over the next 25 years, and the San Antonio Housing Authority is...

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Making the Case for ADUs and Housing Equity
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Making the Case for ADUs and Housing Equity

"Allowing more accessory apartments doesn't overhaul zoning a la Minneapolis or Oregon, but provides a first step towards allowing a mix of...

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New Space for Multi-Generational Living in High-Rises
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New Space for Multi-Generational Living in High-Rises

According to an article by Alyshah Hasham [pawyall], a New York condo developer, Aoyuan Property Holdings, is responding to rising demand for multi...

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New D.C. Development Guidelines Require More Consideration of Walkability
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New D.C. Development Guidelines Require More Consideration of Walkability

"In June, the D. C. Department of Transportation published new guidelines for reviewing the transportation impacts of major real estate...

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Planning Department Study Documents Storefront Vacancy in NYC Neighborhoods
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Planning Department Study Documents Storefront Vacancy in NYC Neighborhoods

A new report from the New York Department of City Planning has found that storefront vacancy may not be a one-answer citywide problem. Vacancies...

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Seattle Residents Wary of Urban Greening Efforts
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Seattle Residents Wary of Urban Greening Efforts

Carolyn Bick reports that efforts to improve Seattle's tree protections and increase tree canopy coverage have been met with resistance from...

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Boston's Seaport District Still Lacking Diversity
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Boston's Seaport District Still Lacking Diversity

Adrian Walker reports on Boston's Seaport District and the findings of a survey that suggest diversity continues to be an issue for the new...

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Battle of the Bay: Oakland Ahead of San Francisco in Housing Construction
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Battle of the Bay: Oakland Ahead of San Francisco in Housing Construction

"Builders in Oakland are on course to create more new housing units than San Francisco this year, a notable role reversal for a city that has long...

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Land Use the Subject of Latest IPCC Report
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Land Use the Subject of Latest IPCC Report

The Special Report on Climate Change and Land, released in summary form last Thursday, August 8, was written by 107 experts from 52 countries for...

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The Best Green Building and Development Materials in 2019
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The Best Green Building and Development Materials in 2019

It's an often-cited fact that buildings account for a substantial percentage of CO2 emissions. For example, the U. S. Environmental Protection...

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Report: Impact Fees Add 18 Percent to the Cost of Housing in California
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Report: Impact Fees Add 18 Percent to the Cost of Housing in California

A new study recommends reform for impact fees as a necessary step in response to the housing shortage and housing affordability crisis in...

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Development vs. Open Space at a Denver Golf Course
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Development vs. Open Space at a Denver Golf Course

"While Denver was hosting urban planners from 18 nations recently for a conference on green space, residents were launching a campaign to preserve...

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Austin Housing Authority Acquires Units on the Private Market
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Austin Housing Authority Acquires Units on the Private Market

Low-income households everywhere face an uphill battle acquiring and using Housing Choice Vouchers to offset their housing costs. But in Texas,...

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Controversial N.Y.C. Housing Program Under Fire
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Controversial N.Y.C. Housing Program Under Fire

The Third Party Transfer program in New York City allows the city to shift ownership of properties with unpaid taxes or utility bills to third...

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Maurice Cox Departs Detroit to Lead Planning Chicago
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Maurice Cox Departs Detroit to Lead Planning Chicago

"Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday officially nominated Maurice Cox for Chicago Commissioner of Planning and Development," reports CBS Chicago. Cox...

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In Canada, Suburban Transit-Oriented Development on the Rise
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In Canada, Suburban Transit-Oriented Development on the Rise

"Rather than shuttling commuters between bedroom communities and downtown offices, the latest transit-oriented developments, or TODs, are focusing...

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This Company Will Build a Home in Your Backyard
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This Company Will Build a Home in Your Backyard

Would you put an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in your backyard, if someone else did the legwork? Many homeowners would welcome the extra income...

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Rent Control Challenged as an Illegal Taking of Property
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Rent Control Challenged as an Illegal Taking of Property

Jared Brey interrogates the legal case presented by landlords in New York in a lawsuit designed to overturn the state's new rent control law. Here...

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Inclusionary Zoning Changes Near Final Approval in San Diego
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Inclusionary Zoning Changes Near Final Approval in San Diego

"The San Diego City Council tentatively approved a controversial set of amendments to the city's inclusionary housing regulations Tuesday in an...

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Kids and Urbanization
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Kids and Urbanization

An article published by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University shares news of a new study by University of Texas at Austin...

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