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Tagged with: City Planning

Supply sophistry: How academics miss the point on the cost of urban housing

There is still no good evidence that upzoning leads to more affordability—in New York or in San Francisco.

Another tech-worker dorm, this time in the Castro. Will the supes go along?

The new scam in real-estate development moves to 18th Street, with an appeal Tuesday/15. That's The Agenda for March 13-20

Demolitions, speculation—and maybe not that much new housing anyway

Remarkable honesty at a supes hearing shows the actual impact of ending single-family zoning in San Francisco.

Does the end of single-family zoning mean the beginning of demolitions?

A measure that would profoundly change neighborhood zoning in SF could lead to a lot of existing housing getting torn down. That's The Agenda for March 7-13

The jobs-housing mix in SF is a mess

Plus: The reality of a new Climate Action Plan and a much-needed investigative hearing on conflicts of interest. That's The Agenda for Dec. 13-19

In dramatic move, supes block huge luxury housing project in Soma

Debate shows city planners' utter failure to understand the role of market-rate housing in gentrification and displacement.

In a direct assault on planning policy, supes reject Tenderloin tech dorms

Board makes clear, for perhaps the first time ever, that developer profits should not be a deciding factor in city housing policy.

Some warned 20 years ago that the US was creating a disaster in Afghanistan

Plus: SF just lost two notable activists, James Hormel and Alvin Duskin. That's The Agenda for August 15-22

Budget time is a time to ask department heads some detailed questions

Plus: What is the city doing to be sure tenants get rent relief? That's The Agenda for June 20-27

Supes challenge planners over construction on toxic sites

Resolution points to Planning Department's record of allowing new luxury housing despite hazards. Plus: Why City College matters. That's The Agenda for May 3-9