SF Chronicle | July 31, 2019

SF Homeless Project: 24 hours inside San Francisco’s crisis … Supportive Housing: $700,000 a unit.

San Francisco spends more than $300 million a year fighting homelessness. Yet it’s not working – at least not enough. Amid a housing shortage, rampant drug addiction and a failing mental health care system, the everyday crisis on our streets has intensified.


"How ‘Developer’ Became Such a Dirty Word"

The New York Times | July 29, 2019

It’s a demonized group, yet there are few solutions for the housing shortage that don’t at least partly involve more development.

The developers are coming. They’ve got the politicians in their pockets and the gaudy architectural plans in their hands. They will gorge on the entire city. And they won’t stop until peak profit has been wrung from every patch of land.


"SF’s $1,200-per-month bunk bed ‘pods’ sold out"

Curbed, San Francisco | July 18, 2019

No vacancies at housing startup despite skepticism

Podshare, the Southern California-based startup that rents out “pods” consisting mostly of a bunk bed for $1,200 per month, continues to make headlines for its San Francisco expansion, many of them decidedly negative.


"At home at BART"

SF Chronicle | July 18, 2019

It’s called ‘transit-oriented development’ — building dense housing near and around public transportation. It’s one way to mitigate the Bay Area’s housing crisis, and it’s on the rise at BART stations.


"Apartment oversupply puts squeeze on rents"

The Sunday Morning Herald | July 14, 2019

“…Sydney is in the grip of an apartment building boom, with 30,880 multi-unit dwellings built last year…

This oversupply has left some areas struggling to find tenants…”


"About those swelling suburbs"

City Observatory | July 10, 2019

Faster suburban population growth doesn’t signal a preference for suburbs: Here’s why

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported suburbs growing faster than cities. The article, “American suburbs swell again as a new generation escapes the city.” The article looks at Census data showing that some of the nation’s fastest growing cities are sunbelt suburbs.


"Young and Restless"

City Observatory | July 10, 2019

From October 19, 2017

The Young and Restless—25 to 34 year-olds with a bachelor’s degree or higher level of education—are increasingly moving to the close-in neighborhoods of the nation’s large metropolitan areas. This migration is fueling economic growth and urban revitalization.


"This bunk bed is $1,200 a month, privacy not included"

CNN | July 5, 2019

“…PodShare is looking to answer the shortage of affordable housing in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles by renting dormitory-style lodging and providing tenants a communal living experience…”


"One reason for the high cost of housing in California may surprise you — overregulation"

LA Times | July 3, 2019

Shocking almost no one, nine of the 15 most expensive metropolitan areas in the United States are in California, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. But one major reason for this may surprise you: The state has an overregulation problem that’s contributing to the housing affordability crisis.


"Too Much Parking ‘Poisons Our Cities,’ Shoup Says"

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs | July 3, 2019

Donald Shoup, distinguished research professor of urban planning, shared his expertise on parking pitfalls and reforms in a wide-ranging conversation on the American Planning Association’s “People Behind the Plans” podcast.