Stories about Growth

New study challenges Wiener’s approach to housing

Eminent economic geographers say that deregulation and upzoning will make gentrification in cities like SF much worse.

Uber is already undermining public transit …

... and biking, and walking. A major new study says the Transportation Network Companies are adding more cars to the streets; where is the regulation?

Uber’s plans include attacking public transit

Documents filed for IPO reveal plans to privatize transportation, getting riders off public buses and trains and onto "Uber buses."

Wiener’s ‘transit-oriented development’ bill screws public transit

More cars, more trucks, more private tech shuttles -- but not a penny for Muni in SB 50.

Tech IPOS will radically increase housing costs and inequality, report shows

Tech gets big tax breaks, small businesses have to pay more -- and Sup. Gordon Mar's IPO tax plan will be a defining issue in city politics this year.

Should the tech boom pay the costs of the tech boom?

The IPOs will make the housing market even worse. Should we use the budget surplus to build affordable housing? That's The Agenda for April 21-28.

48hills sues MTC over secretive housing policy operation

We want to know how much public money went into funding a pro-developer operations aimed at promoting more market-rate housing with few protections for vulnerable communities.

The Democrats in Sacramento want to deregulate housing — but that has never worked

The 'grand bargain' for Bay Area housing is a sham -- the developers get what they want, vulnerable communities get nothing. And homelessness continues to increase.

The Sierra Club attacks our story; here’s our response

It's about democracy and open process -- and the real debate over market-rate housing development.

The Sierra Club and the luxury-housing developer

Northern Alameda chapter backs San Leandro project in a sign that the pro-growth forces are trying to take over the environmental group.