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Affordable Housing Required for Development on L.A. City Properties
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Affordable Housing Required for Development on L.A. City Properties

"Starting January 1, new homes built on city-owned land will have to provide the most affordable units possible, a move that one local nonprofit...

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Retail Apocalypse Blazes New Trails
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Retail Apocalypse Blazes New Trails

"Any regular customer of A16's flagship West Los Angeles store will attest to the primordial memories it invoked... A16 supplied Boy Scouts and...

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253,000 Housing Units Possible in Boston With Transit Oriented Density, Report Says
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253,000 Housing Units Possible in Boston With Transit Oriented Density, Report Says

"Housing-starved Massachusetts could add a quarter-million homes just by building more around MBTA stations," reports Tim Logan, reporting the...

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S.F. Bay Area Cooperative Offers New Affordable Housing Model
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S.F. Bay Area Cooperative Offers New Affordable Housing Model

Oscar Perry Abello looks at the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative, an organization in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates purchase...

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Homes Designed by Starchitects Face a Sluggish Resale Market
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Homes Designed by Starchitects Face a Sluggish Resale Market

James Tarmy reports on the surprising lack of value that residential buildings designed by starchitects (i.e., the most famous of globe-trotting,...

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How Proptech Could Change Planning and Development in the U.S.
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How Proptech Could Change Planning and Development in the U.S.

Property technology, or proptech, involves the blending of information technology and real estate, creating platforms such as web interfaces, apps,...

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Milwaukee Updates Zoning Code to Encourage Walkability
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Milwaukee Updates Zoning Code to Encourage Walkability

"As more and more apartment buildings take hold across Milwaukee, the Department of City Development (DCD) is updating the zoning code to clarify...

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The Decade in Urban Planning
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The Decade in Urban Planning

Measured in decades, planning's influence on the direction of society runs deep and wide. Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century,...

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How Can Architecture Firms Address the Climate Crisis? Here's One Response
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How Can Architecture Firms Address the Climate Crisis? Here's One Response

Grimshaw, a design firm with offices around the world, is developing a Climate Emergency Taskforce charged with making its business operations...

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Development Backlash Follows Population and Job Growth in Western States
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Development Backlash Follows Population and Job Growth in Western States

Sophie Quintron reports on the growing development backlash in parts of the West, exemplified by Colorado, Idaho, and Utah. Colorado's job growth...

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Google Continues to Expand in San Jose
Blog 6 months ago
Google Continues to Expand in San Jose

"Google has bought three office buildings in north San Jose from Cisco and struck a deal to buy a fourth - an unexpected move that sets the stage...

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A Relatively Unknown Corner of Manhattan Faces Planning Controversy
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A Relatively Unknown Corner of Manhattan Faces Planning Controversy

Tom Acitelli reports on changes in Manhattan Valley, "which stretches between West 96th Street and West 110th Street from Central Park to Broadway"...

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Pontiac, Comeback City
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Pontiac, Comeback City

Candice Williams reports from Pontiac, Michigan, where the "budget is in the black, new businesses are opening in town and development projects are...

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An Incremental Upzoning Approved in Tacoma
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An Incremental Upzoning Approved in Tacoma

"In late September, the Tacoma City Council approved a large slate of areawide rezones and future land use map designation changes, which primarily...

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'Heirs Property' Could Help More Blacks Enter the Homebuying Market
Blog 6 months ago
'Heirs Property' Could Help More Blacks Enter the Homebuying Market

"In Georgia alone, an estimated $34-plus billion in property has no owner with a clear title," reports David Pendered. "Heirs property is...

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'Heirs Property' Could Help More Black People Enter the Homebuying Market
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'Heirs Property' Could Help More Black People Enter the Homebuying Market

"In Georgia alone, an estimated $34-plus billion in property has no owner with a clear title," reports David Pendered. "Heirs property is...

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Transit-Oriented Housing Development Plan Falls Flat in San Francisco
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Transit-Oriented Housing Development Plan Falls Flat in San Francisco

J. K. Dineen reports on the progress with the Home SF program, adopted two and a half years ago in San Francisco to add 16,000 housing units along...

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Newly Approved Development Sets New Standard in Boston Suburb
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Newly Approved Development Sets New Standard in Boston Suburb

"Northland Investment Corp.'s proposed development in Upper Falls will move forward after city councilors Monday night approved 800 apartments, 180...

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A Call for a Land Value Tax in Detroit
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A Call for a Land Value Tax in Detroit

Detroit News opinion contributor David Guenther, the founder of the Detroit: City Resurgent blog, writes of support for a land value property tax...

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'Good Neighbor Policy' Creates Buffer Between Industrial, Residential Uses
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'Good Neighbor Policy' Creates Buffer Between Industrial, Residential Uses

Paloma Esquival reports on the effort to approve a "Good Neighbor Policy" that would have required a buffer between large warehouses and residences...

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Don't Miss the Middle: The Critical Role of Moderate-Priced Housing to Affordability
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Don't Miss the Middle: The Critical Role of Moderate-Priced Housing to Affordability

There are passionate debates concerning the problems and solutions of housing affordability. Many people want to blame greedy developers,...

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