Density

February 26, 2021

We're Solving the Wrong Crisis: Finding & Fixing the Real Housing Crisis in California 

Embarcadero Institute president and co-founder, Gab Layton reminds readers that when incentives are created for market-rate housing, Big Tech and real estate interest groups benefit at the expense of addressing the 'real' crisis: California has far too little affordable housing for the minimum wage-earners who live in metro areas.

February 18, 2021

Patrick Condon: Density, Affordability, & The 'Hungry Dogs' of Land Price Speculation

Patrick Condon explicitly articulates how increasing density without affordability only further inflates urban land values to the benefit of speculators, resulting in nearly all of the value of individual labor and creative enterprise of entrepreneurs in regional economies to be absorbed as land wealth.

March 26, 2020

Santa Monica's Alisa Orduña: Pandemic Compounds Urban Homelessness Challenges

Alisa Orduña's insight on her city’s response to the pandemic and how COVID-19's disrupting they way cities and policymakers address homelessness and will approach public health, safety, and wellbeing going forward.

March 17, 2020

Economic Argument for Historic Preservation: Older Housing is Affordable Housing

Donovan Rypkema and Adrian Scott Fine highlight myth-busting findings on the impacts of HPOZs on affordability, density, diversity, and economic resilience of neighborhoods across Los Angeles.

February 24, 2020

Asm. Bloom on State Solutions for Streamlining Housing & Achieving Affordability

Asm. Richard Bloom and Tara Barauskas dive into the barriers to building affordable housing and whether recent legislation streamlining local planning, zoning, and permitting processes

December 5, 2019

Architects Brooks + Scarpa on Livable, Affordable, & Scalable DENSE-CITY

Architects Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa discuss their exhibit and the challenges to planning and building affordable, livable density in Southern California today.

August 8, 2019

CityLab's Laura Bliss: Bridging the NIMBY/YIMBY Divide

CityLab West Coast Bureau Chief Laura Bliss looks beyond the charged rhetoric of California's housing crisis to uncover what motivates both opponents and proponents of efforts to increase housing density throughout the state.

June 20, 2019

Lack of Adequate Community Planning—Not NIMBYs—Drives Opposition to New Development

TPR revisits a timely 2017 conversation between Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Christopher Hawthorne on growth, density, and infrastructure.

June 17, 2019

Minneapolis’s Residential Upzoning Risks Unintended Consequences: Alissa Luepke Pier

Minneapolis City Planning Commissioner Alissa Luepke-Pier shares the potential unintended consequences of the city's "bold" move to eliminate single-family zoning.

May 27, 2019

San Diego Mayoral Candidate Barbara Bry on Addressing Affordability Without Devaluing Community Planning

San Diego Councilmember Barbara Bry discusses the ongoing housing crisis and her vision for dense, neighborhood-driven transit-oriented communities in San Diego.

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