"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.


"Do Millennials Love Sprawl Now? Eh, Not Exactly"

Streets Blog USA | July 3, 2019

The “return to the city” movement is dead — or so say some news outlets after data from Brookings showed population growth in the suburbs outpacing that of cities, especially among millennials.


"With money secure, SF’s biggest supportive housing project is fully funded"

SF Chronicle | July 2, 2019

“…One unit costs about $700,000 to build and about $12,000 a year to operate, according to the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development…”


"Striding Toward Walkability? 5 Insights About Walkable Urban Places"

Strong Towns | June 26, 2019

In the years immediately after the last housing market crash, a narrative took hold in mainstream media that there had been an inexorable, immediate, and permanent change in how we build our cities.


"Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success"

Curbed | June 24, 2019

New report Foot Traffic Ahead finds walkable urbanism isn’t just sustainable and enjoyable, but more profitable

What if I told you there was a way to develop U.S. cities that was better for social equity, created more jobs and economic activity, resulted in better transit access, and improved the environment, all while guaranteeing better economic returns for developers and investors?