"The Link Between Urban Sprawl and Life Expectancy"

The Wall Street Journal | September 16, 2018

Study suggests Americans who live in compact counties live longer, on average, than those who reside in more sprawling ones


"Can this new luxury Oakland apartment complex snag $8,000 for a townhouse?"

SF Business Times | September 13, 2018

It used to be that $3,000 studios and $5,000 two-bedrooms were average among new apartments in San Francisco. Now those monthly rents are migrating to Oakland.


"How Zoning Laws Are Holding Back America’s Cities"

Institute for Humane Studies | September 12, 2018

Early city planners dreamt up elaborate ideas for America’s cities. But in their dreaming, they had forgotten the people their plans were drawn for.


"Does new construction lead to displacement?"

City Observatory | September 11, 2018

A careful study of evictions in San Francisco says “No.”

There’s a widespread belief among some neighborhood activists that building new housing triggers displacement.


"Amid Affordable Housing Crisis, Micro-Housing Development Picks Up Steam"

Commercial Observer | September 4, 2018

Patrick Kennedy, the owner of San Francisco-based development firm Panoramic Interests—which in June 2015 completed the first high-rise micro-unit building in the U.S. with The Panoramic in San Francisco—has an unusual take on housing.