Stories about Neighborhoods

The real legacy of SF’s planning director

Displacement and gentrification -- while the Planning Department sought to 'accommodate growth.'

Will Breed make a real change at City Planning?

John Rahaim is stepping down, after 12 years of urban planning disaster. Who's next?

Uber, Lyft, and Amazon make SF’s environmental planning irrelevant

The whole idea of 'transit-oriented development' falls apart unless the city can analyze and regulate all these private vehicles that move people and goods around in the modern world.

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

Complex regional housing bill is driven by tech and development interests with no concern for out-of-control office growth.

New measure would link jobs and housing in SF

No more office space until there are affordable places for the new workers to live -- that's the goal of a March 2020 ballot initiative.

People in cages, Earth under attack in occupied colonial land

Horrors and some nasty surprises on a poverty tour of the Southwest

Wiener quietly turns barber bill into major housing legislation

Gut-and-amend strategy puts a version of SB 50 on the legislative fast track.

Housing is focus of D5 debate

Brown, Preston differ sharply on SB 50 and the amount of affordable housing developers can afford.

The Twitter Tax Break was a bad idea

Supes hearing shows the negative impacts of the Central Market deal that helped make SF a tech hub

SF breaks America’s heart, says Washington Post

Everyone's talking about this article -- but let's remember that the devastating tech boom was not an earthquake or a random event: Local politicians made it happen, and still haven't admitted it was a mistake.