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Rent Control for New York City Could Spillover Effect to the Rest of the State
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Rent Control for New York City Could Spillover Effect to the Rest of the State

Tom Precious reports on concern that the state of New York is applying a city of New York solution when it comes to rent control. "New York City's...

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Philadelphia Could Hit the Brakes on Housing
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Philadelphia Could Hit the Brakes on Housing

"There is little doubt that Philadelphia's relentless housing boom (fueled by the 10-year property tax abatement) has run roughshod over some...

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Zoning Changes Produce Quick Development Results in a Colorado Town
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Zoning Changes Produce Quick Development Results in a Colorado Town

Longmont, Colorado is described as a traditionally rural community, currently challenged by quick growth and booming real estate costs. To keep up...

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Report: Many More Apartments Needed in and Around Columbus
Blog 2 months ago
Report: Many More Apartments Needed in and Around Columbus

Jim Weiker and Megan Henry share details of a new report that calls for thousands of new housing units in central Ohio. "About 15,000 new...

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'Fairbnb' Attempts to Right the Wrongs of Short-Term Rentals
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'Fairbnb' Attempts to Right the Wrongs of Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rentals have exacerbated the affordability of housing in neighborhoods all over the country, according to researchers, and have also...

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No Region Approves and Builds Apartments Like Dallas-Forth Worth
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No Region Approves and Builds Apartments Like Dallas-Forth Worth

"More than 37,000 new rental units are in the works in the Dallas-Fort Worth area," reports Steve Brown. That figure means the North Texas region...

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Analyzing Lynch's City Imageability in the Digital Age
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Analyzing Lynch's City Imageability in the Digital Age

Kevin Lynch-whose 100th birthday we celebrated in 2018-introduced the idea of a city's imageability, or the quality of the city elements that...

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Nipsey Hussle Wanted Community Partnerships for South L.A.’s Development Future
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Nipsey Hussle Wanted Community Partnerships for South L.A.’s Development Future

Angel Jennings reports on rapper Nipsey Hussle's plans for economic development in South Los Angeles. In March, Hussle was killed in front of his...

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Controversial Development a Big First Step Into Untouched Desert North of Phoenix
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Controversial Development a Big First Step Into Untouched Desert North of Phoenix

"Miles of mostly untapped earth sprawl between the two major mountain ridges that make up the Sonoran Preserve in north Phoenix - but it won't be...

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25 Months of Growth for Architecture Firms Ended in March
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25 Months of Growth for Architecture Firms Ended in March

The March Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped into negative territory for the first time in more than two years. "Following consistently...

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Revisiting a Pre-Recession Plan to Transform North San Jose
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Revisiting a Pre-Recession Plan to Transform North San Jose

Emily Deruy reports on efforts in San Jose, California to update a 2005 plan to add "25 million square feet of new office and industrial...

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Mayoral Housing Initiative Would Spread Affordable Housing Around D.C.

David Alpert reports that Mayor Muriel Bowser has released details of a plan to add equitably distribute new housing units around Washington, D. C....

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Report Digs Into the Unique Needs of the Miami Housing Market
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Report Digs Into the Unique Needs of the Miami Housing Market

The recently released Connect Capital Miami report, written by Miami Homes for All and the city of Miami, which targets 50,000 housing units to...

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Planning for Future Cities Today With Urban Nexus Science
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Planning for Future Cities Today With Urban Nexus Science

Today's urban planners have a variety of resources at their disposal as they build and improve cities. Some of them depend on something called...

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New Density Bonus Approved in Austin
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New Density Bonus Approved in Austin

"[The Austin] City Council unanimously approved the Affordability Unlocked bonus program," reports Ryan Thornton. The ordinance "[amends] city code...

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Affordable Housing Funding Reaches New Heights for Beltline Neighborhoods
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Affordable Housing Funding Reaches New Heights for Beltline Neighborhoods

"The Atlanta Beltline's fiscal 2020 housing budget now includes an $11.9 million line-item specifically for affordable housing development,"...

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HUD's Proposed Rule Would Displace 55,000 Children
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HUD's Proposed Rule Would Displace 55,000 Children

The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule on the Federal Register this week that attempts to verify the...

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Community Planning Gives Voices to the Voiceless
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Community Planning Gives Voices to the Voiceless

Oscar Perry Abello reports on the work of the neighborhood group Queens Neighborhood United in New York City as an example of how community-based...

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Bolstering Urban Resilience in Chicago
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Bolstering Urban Resilience in Chicago

Mark Wessel reports on Resilient Chicago, a plan that focuses on the city's neighborhoods, infrastructure, and community preparedness. It keeps...

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Whites Moving Into Black Neighborhoods Tip the Scales in Problematic Ways
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Whites Moving Into Black Neighborhoods Tip the Scales in Problematic Ways

An analysis from The New York Times looks at the trend of whites moving into largely minority neighborhoods close to downtowns. Whites are changing...

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Community Solar, an Alternative Energy Win-Win
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Community Solar, an Alternative Energy Win-Win

Patrick Sisson reports that New York City is seeing a crop of new community solar projects providing cheaper energy to more people. He describes...

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When a Few Neighbors Speak for the Entire Neighborhood
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When a Few Neighbors Speak for the Entire Neighborhood

"Nearly two-thirds of appeals against Westwood businesses and properties in the last 20 years were made by the same three community members,"...

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Tax Relief as an Affordable Housing Boost
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Tax Relief as an Affordable Housing Boost

"In a boost to efforts to create more affordable housing in New Orleans, a Louisiana Senate committee on Monday cleared a ballot issue that could...

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Housing Costs Rise for Philly's Poorest Residents, Fall for the Wealthy
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Housing Costs Rise for Philly's Poorest Residents, Fall for the Wealthy

New research in the Philadelphia region finds that housing costs are increasing for low-income residents while decreasing for those with higher...

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New Developments Must Be EV Ready in Seattle
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New Developments Must Be EV Ready in Seattle

"On Monday, the Seattle City Council passed legislation to require to much of new development in the city to provide electric vehicle-ready (EV)...

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Ending Rent Control Changed Everything in Massachusetts. What Happens If It Becomes Legal Again?
Blog 2 months ago
Ending Rent Control Changed Everything in Massachusetts. What Happens If It Becomes Legal Again?

A debate about rent control is gaining steam in Cambridge as well as the rest of the state Massachusetts, according to an article by Tim Logan. The...

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Zoning Changes Stay Controversial in Brooklyn Neighborhood
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Zoning Changes Stay Controversial in Brooklyn Neighborhood

Sadef Ali Kully reports from a public hearing on the proposed draft neighborhood plan for Bushwick, in New York City. According to Kully, dozens of...

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What the Market Can Bear: Defining Limits to Inclusive Housing Requirements
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What the Market Can Bear: Defining Limits to Inclusive Housing Requirements

Many jurisdictions apply inclusivity policies that require developers to sell or rent a portion of units at prices that are affordable to low...

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California Bill Takes Aim at Vacation Rentals
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California Bill Takes Aim at Vacation Rentals

A California state bill seeks to limit vacation rentals in San Diego beach communities. "AB 1731, written by Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath,...

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We Need More Words for Play
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We Need More Words for Play

When planners and community stakeholders are hashing out asset inventories and needs assessments to figure out the state of neighborhood amenities,...

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