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Report: More Homeowners Investing in Home Improvement Projects
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Report: More Homeowners Investing in Home Improvement Projects

Kerry Donahue shares details of the "Improving America's Housing 2019" report, released this week by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies....

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What a Different Approach to ADUs Could Mean for Chicago

In Chicago, it's currently illegal to build new accessory dwelling units (ADUs or coach houses). Architect Larry Kearns argues that changing this...

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Rent Prices Spike in Canada
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Rent Prices Spike in Canada

Eric Zimmer reports that 2019 is already a very expensive year for renters in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, rental prices achieved a...

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Neighborhoods 2020: Details on Minneapolis' Next Big Planning Effort
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Neighborhoods 2020: Details on Minneapolis' Next Big Planning Effort

Two articles provide background and details on the Neighborhoods 2020 plan under consideration in Minneapolis-an effort to diversify the city's...

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In the Shadow of a Rising NFL Stadium, a Scramble to Cap Rent Hikes
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In the Shadow of a Rising NFL Stadium, a Scramble to Cap Rent Hikes

"Inglewood officials adopted an emergency ordinance Tuesday to limit rent increases and halt evictions temporarily while the city tries to find a...

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How Anti-Rent Gouging Policies Differ From Rent Control
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How Anti-Rent Gouging Policies Differ From Rent Control

Matt Levin writes about efforts in the state of California to mitigate the effects of the ongoing housing affordability crisis by adopting a anti...

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Planning and the 'Real Estate State'
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Planning and the 'Real Estate State'

An article by Oscar Perry Abello inspired by the release of a new book, Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State, by Samuel Stein,...

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Mayoral Op-Ed Touts New Equitable Development Model in Minneapolis
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Mayoral Op-Ed Touts New Equitable Development Model in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis City Council on Friday approved a plan for the Upper Harbor Terminal, an industrial riverfront area north of downtown. Ahead of an...

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Putting in Condos Without Kicking Out Renters in Vancouver
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Putting in Condos Without Kicking Out Renters in Vancouver

New condominium developments in Vancouver are forcing unnecessary displacement, Christopher Cheung argues in a piece for Tyee. He contends that...

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1.5 Million SF of Development Proposed for Brooklyn Waterfront
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1.5 Million SF of Development Proposed for Brooklyn Waterfront

"The owners of Industry City have filed their long-awaited application to rezone the 30-acre complex in Sunset Park, kicking off the city's months...

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Glendale, California Passes 'Right-to-Lease' Ordinance
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Glendale, California Passes 'Right-to-Lease' Ordinance

Rents in Glendale may go up next year, but there's good news for some renters. After contentious arguments, the Glendale City Council agreed to a...

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Berkeley to Study Missing Middle Housing Options for Single-Family Residential Neighborhoods
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Berkeley to Study Missing Middle Housing Options for Single-Family Residential Neighborhoods

Ariel Gans reports on efforts in Berkeley to potentially unlock the land use status quo that has held control of local politics in the city for...

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Oregon First State to Implement Statewide Rent Control
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Oregon First State to Implement Statewide Rent Control

Lauren Dake reports that the Oregon legislature yesterday approved an unprecedented expansion of rent control in the state, along with other tenant...

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HUD Program to Connect Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in Opportunity Zones
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HUD Program to Connect Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in Opportunity Zones

Keith Larsen reports: "[T]he Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced an initiative to encourage affordable housing investment...

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Tax Breaks Offered in Exchange for Affordable Housing in Downtown Phoenix
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Tax Breaks Offered in Exchange for Affordable Housing in Downtown Phoenix

The Phoenix City Council approved a new policy that trades incentives, like a tax break of a height bonus, for affordable housing, reports Jessica...

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Growth Plan Debate Heats Up in Toronto
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Growth Plan Debate Heats Up in Toronto

An op-ed by Dave Wilkes, president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), announces support for proposed changes...

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A Sprinkle of Stores: Wrestling With Jacobs's Uncertainty
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A Sprinkle of Stores: Wrestling With Jacobs's Uncertainty

In her 1961 book, Jacobs made daring observations about how the "good city" works. A good number of passages in the book dealt with safety, such as...

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Pittsburgh's Big Development Plans Ready to Switch Gears
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Pittsburgh's Big Development Plans Ready to Switch Gears

Mark Belko reports on the expanding scope of development projects in Pittsburgh. Belko presents the survey of Pittsburgh development project...

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Boston Plans to Put $26 Million Toward Affordable Housing Projects
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Boston Plans to Put $26 Million Toward Affordable Housing Projects

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that $26 million will go to affordable housing projects in Boston. The initiative includes 459 units of new...

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Everywhere, Signs of Demise for the Planning Status Quo
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Everywhere, Signs of Demise for the Planning Status Quo

More than any point in recent memory, planners are tasked with pointing cities and communities in a new direction. An inescapable trend emerged in...

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With Growing Number of Affluent Renters, Denver Matches National Trend
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With Growing Number of Affluent Renters, Denver Matches National Trend

More and more renters in Denver make more than $100,000 a year, according to an article by Aldo Svaldi. According to a new study by Apartment List,...

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The 'Failure' of Gentrification?
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The 'Failure' of Gentrification?

For a guy who popularized the notion that the United States population will exceed 400 million by 2050, Joel Kotkin seems remarkably unconcerned...

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Chicago's Largest-Ever Tax Increment Financing District Approved for Lincoln Yards Development
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Chicago's Largest-Ever Tax Increment Financing District Approved for Lincoln Yards Development

"The Community Development Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved the largest tax-increment-financing subsidy in Chicago history - $900 million...

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Seattle Sustains Record Development Boom
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Seattle Sustains Record Development Boom

In the Seattle Times, real-estate reporter Mike Rosenberg unpacks the components of Seattle's ongoing construction boom. Nearly half of all...

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Philadelphia Sees Record Housing Production
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Philadelphia Sees Record Housing Production

Philadelphia is in the midst of its "largest construction boom since World War II," according to a new report, with 80 percent of that growth...

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Steady Loss of San Francisco Bay Area Affordable Housing
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Steady Loss of San Francisco Bay Area Affordable Housing

Marisa Kendall reports that the San Francisco Bay Area is losing subsidized affordable housing. A new report from the California Housing...

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Manhattan Rezonings Pose Tough Challenges for Planners
Blog 6 months ago
Manhattan Rezonings Pose Tough Challenges for Planners

The Department of City Planning, along with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, held the first public...

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Landlords Owe NYC $1.5 Billion for Building Code Violations
Blog 11 months ago
Landlords Owe NYC $1.5 Billion for Building Code Violations

Landlords Owe NYC $1.5 Billion for Building Code Violations

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Seattle's Residents Pick Funding for Streets, Park Projects
Blog 11 months ago
Seattle's Residents Pick Funding for Streets, Park Projects

Seattle's Residents Pick Funding for Streets, Park Projects

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$489.6 Million Redevelopment of Former Sports Stadium Breaks Ground in D.C.
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$489.6 Million Redevelopment of Former Sports Stadium Breaks Ground in D.C.

$489.6 Million Redevelopment of Former Sports Stadium Breaks Ground in D.C.

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