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.
Tokyo is a shining example of how free market housing regulations can keep even big, growing cities affordable.