"The house that sold for nearly $800,000 over asking price speaks to the inequity of California"

The Los Angeles Times | November 18, 2017

…That was in Sunnyvale, which sits in the heart of a Silicon Valley that did not exist when I was a kid. My Uncle Pete was a mail carrier, my Aunt Mimi was a homemaker, and they lived only a mile or two from where, three months ago, a house sold for nearly $800,000 above the asking price.


"40 Percent of the Buildings in Manhattan Could Not Be Built Today"

The New York Times | November 18, 2017

From May 2016

New York City’s zoning code turns 100 this year. That may not sound like cause for celebration — except maybe for land-use lawyers and Robert Moses aficionados. Yet for almost every New Yorker, the zoning code plays an outsize role in daily life, shaping virtually every inch of the city.


"Richmond, county eye ‘MicroPADs’ for transitional housing"

The Mercury News | November 15, 2017

RICHMOND — A “MicroPAD” delivered in front of City Hall on Tuesday by a San Francisco developer with long ties to Berkeley is being pitched by local officials as “a bold move to reduce homelessness.”


"VIDEO: Micro Homes could help Richmond homeless find places to live"

KRON 4 | November 14, 2017

RICHMOND (KRON) — On any given night, there are about 1,600 homeless people on the streets of Contra Costa County and getting roofs over their heads has proven difficult like in most areas.


"Richmond Touts ‘Micropads’ For Homeless, But Unsure Where To Put Them"

KPIX 5 | November 14, 2017

RICHMOND (KPIX 5) – An East Bay city is looking to take people off the streets by creating tiny homes for the homeless, but some say it won’t even make a dent in dealing with the issue.


"ULI Case Studies: Oslo – Washington, D.C."

Urban Land Institute | November 14, 2017

From October 2015

ULI Case Studies showcase innovative approaches and best practices in real estate and urban development.


"While Homelessness Escalates In Los Angeles, A Push For Veterans Got Him Off The Street"

NPR | November 14, 2017

From Oct 21, 2017

Homelessness is on the rise in Los Angeles. James Brown got his own home there five years ago, and reflects on his two decades living on the streets.


"The end of the housing supply debate (maybe)"

City Observatory | November 8, 2017

Slowly, the rhetorical battle is being won, as affordable housing advocates acknowledge more supply matters

There’s been a war of words about what kind of housing policies are needed to address the nation’s affordability problems.


"Fires Aren’t the Only Threat to the California Dream"

The New York Times | November 3, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The fires that ravaged Northern California in October claimed lives, weakened communities and scarred one of the West’s most distinctive landscapes. The destruction of an estimated 14,000 homes in the wine country north of San Francisco will worsen a severe housing shortage in a region where rents and housing values are already sky-high.


"Stanford paper says rent control is driving up cost of housing in San Francisco"

SF Curbed | November 3, 2017

Just as California voters might overturn the state’s heavy-handed restrictions on new rent-control units, Stanford economists Rebecca Diamond and Tim McQuade presented a paper in October making the provocative argument that San Francisco rent control ultimately drove rents up citywide since 1995.