The May Company department store and Westside Pavilion have been transformed into the Westside’s newest workplace hub.
Emeryville has embraced housing on a scale that no other Bay Area city has even considered. In particular, the city hopes to not only meet its Regional Housing Needs Allocation goals, but to exceed it — by as much as 50%.
Sea level rise is becoming increasingly unavoidable for planners in coastal California.
Los Angeles is actually ruled by stasis.
A recent essay advocates for the development of a new city in California to alleviate the state’s housing crisis. The argument needs a few tweaks.
Review of Super Tall, by Stefan Al, about engineering and urbanism in contemporary skyscrapers.
It’s cool and all that journalism is “the first draft of history.” Sometimes it would be cooler if the history wasn’t quite so overbearing as it was last year. I can’t complain too much, though. 2021 provided …
HCD says 70% of draft elements don’t meet the state’s enhanced requirements.
An advocacy group led by municipal officials is seeking to put a measure on the ballot that would curtail almost all of Sacramento’s power to influence local planning, zoning, and housing production.
Some cities are welcoming the units, but others appear to be adopting regulations designed to put up barriers.
The more excited we get about the virtual world, the more the real world will suffer.
Cities can be open to change and open to new residents, in whatever configuration suits them best. Or they can be closed, choosing to serve their own and hope that other people will find refuge in other places. Neither position bears on a city’s attitude towards peace and love–just on the number who can be loved.
Labels like “YIMBY” and “NIMBY” may be crude—but so what? One of them wants to solve America’s housing crises. The other does not. Un-housed and under-housed people cannot wait for a perfect ideology to come along.
What is it about duplexes that make them such a popular topic? And why did only one CEQA case make the top five legal stories of the year?