"They want to put a bureaucratic noose around me," says Nancy Bass Wyden, third-generation owner of New York's best bookstore. "We're just asking to be left alone."
A Nashville producer challenges the city's crazy ban on commercial home recording studios.
The Alexandria City Council voted to approve the butchery's special-use permit.
The legislation is far from perfect, but does move the city in the right direction.
California man highlights the absurdity of dumb regulations.
NIMBY Local Government Sues Owner of Flintstones Replica House Over Dinosaurs and Giant 'Yabba Dabba Doo' Sign
The town of Hillsborough, CA has deemed a sign bearing the cartoon character's famous catchphrase an "eyesore" and "public nuisance."
Q&A with the co-founder of Institute for Justice about immigration, his legal philosophy, his battles with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and that tattoo.
A new poll shows 74 percent of San Francisco residents are in favor of a state bill that would peel back local restrictions on housing.
How a heavily subsidized Culver City development became the nation's most expensive affordable housing project.
The Hong Kong government has floated the idea of building four artificial islands which could house one million people.
Reforms in multiple jurisdictions could help loosen restrictions on development that infringe on property rights, inflate housing prices, and cut off large numbers of people from job opportunities.
Cities and states are embracing bold housing reforms as the year ends.
Vermont Man Barred From Building on His Own Property Flips Off Government With Giant Middle Finger Statue
And there's nothing the town can do to stop him.
Urban liberals are won over to libertarian policies, if not libertarian politics.
Zoning rules that severely restrict home construction cut off millions of poor people from jobs and affordable housing. The Minneapolis reform is the most extensive reduction in zoning achieved by any major American city in a long time.
The fine is likely unconstitutional, and the city's strong-arm tactics were blocked by a judge this week.
Anti-Development Activists Killed California's Last Stab at Free Market Housing Reform. Will They Get on Board With This Latest Attempt?
Senate Bill 50 would override restrictive local zoning laws to allow more housing construction near transit.
This California Man Researched the City Code Before Building a 'Dream' Treehouse. The City Is Screwing Him Anyway.
Not only did Brian Esola make sure he wasn't violating the city code, he also checked with his neighbors beforehand.
Seattle's Amazon Tax Was Going to Raise $20 Million For Affordable Housing. Now the City is Getting Sued for $40 Million for Stopping a Housing Project.
The city's attempt to save the famed Showbox music venue has predictably resulted in a lawsuit.
San Francisco Man Prevented from Turning His 'Historic Laundromat' Into Apartment Building Is Suing the City for $17 Million
Robert Tillman's attempts to build housing have been frustrated by an increasingly ridiculous set of objections.
The HUD Secretary wants to revise Obama-era housing regulations he says do too little to address the real drivers of housing costs.
He deserves credit for being one of the very few national politicians to focus on this enormous problem. If enacted, his proposal would be a step in the right direction, though it is likely to have only a modest impact.
Austin was part of a group murdered in Tajikistan.
Designed by famed architect Moshe Safdie, a planned Medal of Honor Museum is 75 feet too tall for local zoning codes.
The owner of a "historic" laundromat has been thwarted at every turn in his bid to build apartments in a city in the midst of a housing crisis.
Real estate investors worry a new construction tax will halt construction in an already-heavily taxed city.
A bill would stop the use of private lawyers to try to force residents to pay massive fees for minor crimes.
Over the next 30 years, Texas may overtake the Golden State because it is more welcoming to newcomers.
A DC law bars property owners from redeveloping land containing a full-service gas station, or removing them to make way for other uses.
A California bill that would have greatly liberalized zoning rules failed in the state legislature. The defeat has implications for the broader struggle to expand housing and job opportunities for the poor.
SB 827 would have opened up swaths of California's cities to new construction. Now it's dead.
New Orleans Threatens Man with Jail for Mural Replicating Trump's Crass 'Grab Them by the Pussy' Comments
ACLU steps in to fight zoning regulations that appear to let officials veto art based on content.
Concerns Over Historic Sidewalks, Endangered Garter Snakes Hold Up Construction of San Francisco Home
Troy Kashanipour's experience trying to erect a code-compliant home on his own property shows how stacked San Francisco's approval process is against builders.
Recent evidence suggests it actually reduces it.
San Francisco Fines Landlord $2 Million For Renting Out Dwellings to Low-Income Veterans that Violated Zoning Codes
Many of Judy Wu's tenants remain at risk of eviction.
"There is nothing inherent" to strip clubs "that causes crime," say city planners.