"PROPERTY LINES Can Minneapolis’s radical rezoning be a national model?"

Curbed | December 1, 2018

Here’s what a plan to tackle climate change, density, and affordability looks like

…Minneapolis 2040 believes the solution is simply more: more construction, more high-rises, and more triplexes

…the plan would allow triplexes to be built across much of the city—and allow even denser developments in transit zones

…the new rules would allow developers in most residential areas to build four stories high.


"San Francisco Poised to Eliminate Parking Minimums Citywide"

Next City | November 20, 2018

San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to propose removing all parking minimums, with legislation introduced in October, Quartz reports.


"Tech and SF are stuck with each other"

SF Chronicle | November 14, 2018

So we’d better figure out how to get along

“…There’s a lot of talk about whether the Bay Area can sustain more growth, whether San Francisco and its other cities simply don’t have room for all the workers tech companies hope to hire…

The truth is that it is difficult for tech companies to grow elsewhere…”


"Why Cities Must Tackle Single-Family Zoning"

CityLab | November 14, 2018

As cities wake up to their housing crises, the problems with single-family-home residential zoning will become too egregious to ignore.

In my neighborhood in San Francisco (or, more accurately, my parents’ neighborhood) there’s a plan afoot to build 42 units of new housing in two parking lots, just steps from a light rail line.


"Why “Qualified Opportunity Zones” May Be the Next Hot Thing in Investing"

Barrons | November 10, 2018

“Any gain you have during the hold period of the fund, that’s tax-free, which is pretty remarkable …”


"Housing, by any means necessary"

SF Chronicle | November 4, 2018

YIMBY Action’s mantra is to build as much new housing — all kinds of housing — as fast as possible. And they’re not afraid to anger anyone who might get in their way

Just hours after Mayor London Breed was sworn into office earlier this year, about 50 members of YIMBY Action crammed into a cafe at Ninth and Mission streets for their monthly membership happy hour.



The Market Urbanism Report | October 31, 2018

Lowbrow housing options that used to ensure against homelessness are now illegal in many cities.

Some progressives blame high housing costs on inequality. But in the 1920s, inequality was as significant as it is today, if not more so.


"Exclusive: Big money investor dives into West Oakland apartment project"

SF Business Times | October 30, 2018

While downtown Oakland has lured major investments from big-name investors, West Oakland was largely overlooked — until now.

New York Life Real Estate Investors is among the first institutional investors to place a bet on West Oakland.


"Modular apartments built for UC Berkeley students"

China Daily | October 30, 2018

Modular building provider CIMC Modular Building Systems Holding Co Ltd is taking its expertise to the United States, by building student accommodation for postgraduates at the University of California, Berkeley.


"UN report calls Bay Area homeless crisis human rights violation"

SF Curbed | October 26, 2018

Special rapporteur cites SF and Oakland along with worst slums in the world

In January, United Nations Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha visited Oakland and San Francisco as part of a fact-finding mission about housing and expressed shock and horror at the living conditions of homeless residents in one of the wealthiest societies in the world.