The defeat of SB 827, California’s ambitious pro-housing bill, masks a wider trend: Similar initiatives are on the march nationwide.
Americans need more affordable housing. Steel and lumber tariffs are not going to help.
The post-Harvey city needs to get denser and more urban.
Boosted by a growing middle class, the shopping mall is booming in Central and South America.
With a few tweaks, the city’s relaxed land-use regulations might be an advantage during recovery and rebuilding.
Sometimes, state lawmakers can step in to force cities to do the right thing.
Cities and suburbs are getting clobbered by the collapse of the retail sector. But there are ways to use the crisis as a way to speed long-overdue land use reforms.