Zoning

September 7, 2020

Tempus Opportunitatis:  Has The Moment Arrived To End Political Interference in LA City’s Land Use Decisions?

Ed(ifice) Locus— a pseudonymous nod to legendary urban planner, Ed Logue, and rooted in the Latin word for 'place'—asserts that decoupling campaign finance from land use planning is a necessary safeguard against the pay-to-play schemes that plague the city's entitlement process.

August 28, 2020

Council President Nury Martinez on Addressing the Cloud of Corruption over LA City Hall

President Martinez shares her commitment both to keeping Angelenos housed during the COVID public health and economic crises and to opposing one-size-fits all housing solutions currently under consideration by the California Assembly.

March 12, 2020

LA City Planning Director Bertoni Lauds DTLA 2040’s Community Plan as a Model for Zoning Reform

Bertoni addresses his city’s efforts to incentivize affordable housing and noted the responsibility shared at the state, regional, and local level for policy & regulatory change to incent provision of affordable housing.

December 2, 2019

National Fair Housing Alliance Rejects HUD Argument for Upzoning

In this op-ed, authors Debby Goldberg and Morgan Williams of the National Fair Housing Alliance explain that the housing affordability crisis is more than just a 'zoning problem'.

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.

June 17, 2019

Wiener's SB 592: A WIMBY 'Snake in the Grass'

Hydee Feldstein reveals the sweeping impacts of Senator Scott Wiener's SB 592, another attempt to wrest planning and zoning control from cities.

May 15, 2019

An Open Letter to Scott Wiener: SB 50 Empowers Wall Street to Commoditize Housing By Right!

An open letter to Senator Wiener by Hydee Feldstein, of the Land Use Committee of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council, identifies alarming, pocket-lining loopholes that could permanently impact California communities.

May 9, 2019

Richard Florida: 'Build More Housing' Is No Match for Inequality

Richard Florida responds to findings by UCLA professor Michael Storper suggesting that untargeted upzoning can exacerbate high housing costs, inequality, and displacement.

March 15, 2019

Blanket Upzoning—A Blunt Instrument—Won't Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis

Michael Storper rejoins TPR to discuss his latest research paper, which serves as a critique of the “housing as opportunity” view and its emerging policy discourse.

November 30, 2018

NYC Planning Director on Linking Rezoning & Neighborhood Planning to Build Housing and Create Jobs

New York Planning Director Marisa Lago offers a unique and thoughtful perspective on how a city as dynamic as New York can prepare for a rapidly changing future.

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