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Happy Hour: A Beer for Every Neighborhood
Blog 4 months ago
Happy Hour: A Beer for Every Neighborhood

"Pittsburgh's East End Brewing Co. plans to put up 92 different cans of beer - one named for each city neighborhood, reports Bob Batz. The brewery,...

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Atlanta Pop-Up Studio Brings Urban Designers into the Community
Blog 4 months ago
Atlanta Pop-Up Studio Brings Urban Designers into the Community

Adina Solomon reports on the work of the Atlanta City Studio, a pop-up storefront staffed by urban designers: The studio started in 2016 at the...

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LEED Spells Rent Premiums in D.C.
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LEED Spells Rent Premiums in D.C.

The Washington, D. C. Office of Revenue Analysis recently published a study of the effects of LEED buildings in the District, generally considered...

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Report: Housing Construction Not Meeting Middle Class Needs
Blog 4 months ago
Report: Housing Construction Not Meeting Middle Class Needs

The Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing and real estate consulting firm RCLCO released a new report exploring the "shortage...

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How, and Where, Land Use Regulations Block Multi-Family Housing in the Boston Region
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How, and Where, Land Use Regulations Block Multi-Family Housing in the Boston Region

"Thanks to a thicket of zoning rules, the suburban communities of Greater Boston have lots of ways to make it difficult to build apartments and...

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Property Transfer Taxes Gain Traction as Cities Search for Ways to Address Homelessness
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Property Transfer Taxes Gain Traction as Cities Search for Ways to Address Homelessness

Emily Deruy reports on the effort to find new revenue for funding homeless programs in San Jose, California. The real property transfer tax would...

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Soccer Stadium Development Opposition Grows to a Neighborhood-Level Movement
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Soccer Stadium Development Opposition Grows to a Neighborhood-Level Movement

"Cincinnati community members are rallying together to create a response to new building developments throughout the city," reports Ambriehl...

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YIMBYs Leading the Pro-Density Fight
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YIMBYs Leading the Pro-Density Fight

Philip Kiefer traces the path Minneapolis took to passage of a plan last year that eliminates single-family zoning in the city. A city council...

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Does Oakland Have a Future as a Public City?
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Does Oakland Have a Future as a Public City?

Mitchell Schwarzer takes a closer look at the development history of Oakland, California, through its various booms-starting in the 1920s, then in...

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Research: Financial Practices Partly Responsible for the Rental Affordability Crisis
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Research: Financial Practices Partly Responsible for the Rental Affordability Crisis

Michael Reher writes to reveal an underappreciated factor in the rental housing affordability crisis in the United States: changing financing...

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Plans for TOD Housing at Berkeley BART Station
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Plans for TOD Housing at Berkeley BART Station

Berkeley, California, wants to be proactive about transit-oriented development around the Bay Area Rapid Transit station in North Berkeley, reports...

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How Wealthy Suburbs Block Outsiders From Economic Opportunity
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How Wealthy Suburbs Block Outsiders From Economic Opportunity

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas explores Connecticut for lessons in how wealthy suburbs surround themselves "with invisible walls to block affordable...

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Eleven Units of Affordable Housing Coming to S.F. Bay Area Suburb
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Eleven Units of Affordable Housing Coming to S.F. Bay Area Suburb

Joe Garofoli reports that the wealthy San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Danville has plans for a 144-unit apartment building, the town's largest...

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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 4 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
Blog 5 months ago
'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
Blog 5 months ago
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
Blog 5 months ago
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
Blog 5 months ago
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
Blog 5 months ago
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
Blog 5 months ago
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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