Anthony Flint of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy interviews me about Planners Across America
A well intentioned ballot measure to raise affordable housing funds from big-dollar real estate transfers could kill the housing Los Angeles needs most.
Even as cities strain under the weight of new housing regulations, legislators are trying new ideas and resurrecting old ones.
Review of How Big Things Get Done, by Bent Flyvbjerg.
A restaurant critic wonders if they deserve blame for furthering gentrification in San Francisco. It’s an interesting, and utterly counterproductive, question.
A collection of interviews with planning directors from some of the country’s 50 largest cities, published by Planetizen Press.
Housing advocates are lawyering up to force Bay Area cities to produce more housing.
Coming just days after the region’s RHNA deadline the lawsuits suggest pitched battle ahead over the Bay Area’s housing targets — and maybe even a Builder’s Remedy battle or two.
Dear friends, colleagues, and cityfolk, I think I speak for many journalists when I say that I’m glad my mentions of “covid,” “coronavirus,” and “pandemic” plummeted in 2022. Likewise, much of the insufferable speculation about …
Attempting to ease tensions between cities and the state, HCD is given out the planning equivalent of gold stars.
Los Angeles needs every type of housing. Mayor Karen Bass doesn’t know that yet.
2022 was an unusually action-packed year in California planning
California desperately needs housing, but inflation and interest rates may hinder production.
An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.
New public transit lines, extensions, and major upgrades have been opening up all over California lately. CP&DR reviews the impacts of these transformative, and not-so-transformative, projects.
App-based Rides Get Into the Public Transit Game
But measures calling for increased housing development potential met decidedly mixed results.
The attorney who is helping developers bring over 4,000 units to Santa Monica nearly overnight shares the nuances of the newly powerful Builder’s Remedy.