Stories about Growth

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.

Cross-bay institution Black Choreographers Festival celebrates its first 15 years

“A courageous/ambitious idea,” is how co-founder Laura Ellis characterizes the birth of her and fellow choreographer Kendra Barnes’ enduring yearly event, the Black Choreographers...

New MIT study suggests the Yimby narrative on housing is wrong

Higher density leads to higher prices, not more affordability, a review of an upzoning experiment in Chicago shows.

Center of Sex and Culture closes — but Dr. Carol Queen looks to the future

Founder-doyenne of SoMa sex positivity divulges plans for CSC in exile

Some reality facing the candidates for president

Economic inequality and climate change will doom human civilization unless we take some pretty serious steps. I'm waiting for the candidate who is willing to say that.

Building momentum and the Women’s March

Plus: Newsom's got the housing crisis all wrong -- and SF negotiates with PG&E over CLeanPowerSF. That's The Agenda for Jan 21-28.

A more inclusive city budget, housing that doesn’t get built …

... and shocking data on Black unemployment during the tech boom. That's The Agenda for Jan. 14-20

What the regional housing “compact” amounts to — so far

Plenty of bills that will please developers and landlords; not so many for tenants and vulnerable communities.