"Part of the psyche prized by Ayn Rand"
Pro-zoning candidates in Caroline, New York, won the elections for town supervisor and three seats on the town board.
The Democrat-controlled Senate meanwhile is proposing to expand the program.
The state housing officials who performed the audit describe San Francisco's approval process as a "notoriously complex and cumbersome" mess.
Cities are asking for federal zoning-reform dollars to pay for plans that might never pass.
In the face of lawsuits and accusations of attempted "genocide," Green is restoring many homebuilding regulations he suspended in July.
Two bills approved by the Legislature this week will make it easier to build affordable housing on church land and in coastal areas.
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An emergency proclamation by Gov. Josh Green offers developers the opportunity to route around almost all regulations on building homes.
S.B. 423 would prevent the state's powerful Coastal Commission from shooting down affordable housing projects that comply with local zoning laws.
Publicly funded leagues of cities are fighting zoning reforms in state capitals across the country.
A new Pew Charitable Trusts study examining jurisdictions with that reformed zoning finds far lower rent increases there than elsewhere.
Activists who would like to see more housing built and people who build housing for a living would seem to be natural allies. A new bill in the California Legislature is driving them apart.
Developer Westside wanted to turn its 155-acre property into 3,200 homes and a public park.
Arlington's successful passage of a modest missing middle housing reform bill after an intense debate raises the question of whether YIMBY politics can practically fix the problems it sets out to address.
Ex-Lawmakers, Socialist City Councilmember Fight Putting New Housing on Shuttered Denver Golf Course
An oddball coalition of neighborhood activists and left-wing politicians have opposed plans to convert the privately owned site to housing, citing the loss of open space and impacts on gentrification.
The governor would let developers route around local zoning codes and get housing projects approved directly by state officials.
A new law would make it harder for NIMBY neighbors to obstruct new dorms with bogus environmental complaints.
The proposed policy was offensive to property rights and disincentivized construction. The mayor's rejection of it shows the state's increasing interest in allowing more building.
The rapper blamed a lack of "motherfucking inventory" for high home prices and rising rents in low-income neighborhoods. She's not the only one.
A never-before-used state law might make his plans bulletproof.
The governor blamed local restrictions on new development for the state's rapidly rising rents and home prices.
The venture capitalist's $350 million investment in WeWork founder Adam Neumann's new venture Flow is supposed to help renters build community and equity. They'd be better off if we just built housing instead.
The mayor vetoed a controversial ordinance that would have legalized more types of housing on paper while making it harder to build in practice.
Even if the value of their property goes down, current homeowners still often have much to gain from breaking down barriers to new housing construction.
Supervisors have proposed legalizing fourplexes in a way that preserves NIMBYs’ ability to stop new housing. That could trigger the state’s obscure “builder’s remedy.”
Lawmakers are proposing to strip neighborhood activists of the legal tools they've used to freeze the university's student population.
Will the "Unlocking Possibilities" program be an effective way to spark zoning reforms—or just a subsidy to planning consultants?
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California activists have proposed a ballot initiative that would effectively strip the state government of the ability to regulate land use.
Legislators advance bills that would allow duplexes statewide and make it easier for local governments to legalize small apartment buildings.
Warren Lent is suing the California Coastal Commission, arguing that its power to unilaterally hand down massive fines with minimal process is unconstitutional.
The Biden administration wants to give $5 billion to jurisdictions that deregulate their housing markets.
A crop of bipartisan bills in Congress aims to reduce local and state regulations on new housing.
The president endorses a competitive grant program that would reward localities for loosening their restrictive zoning codes.
Could allowing blocks to upzone themselves end the most intractable feud in urban development?
New bills in the legislature would make it easier for cities to allow more housing on their own, and crack down on places that try to cheat their way out of permitting development.
California Massively Increased the Amount of Housing the Bay Area Has To Allow. YIMBY Lawsuit Says 'Eh, Could Be More.'
A new lawsuit from two YIMBY groups argues that the state failed to incorporate a jobs-housing balance when calculating the number of new homes the San Francisco Bay Area has to plan for.
California Sen. Scott Wiener coasted to victory in an election that pitted his deregulatory housing agenda against his opponent's socialist vision.
Proposals from the White House and Sen. Todd Young highlight the role regulation plays in raising housing costs.
Housing-Starved San Francisco Shoots Down New Apartment Project Because It Would Cast Shadow on Nearby Park. Again.
This is not the first time the city has tried to delay a project over shadow concerns.