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Monterey Turns to Creative Zoning to Boost Housing Supply

Limited by a ban on water hookups, the tourist city recycles commercial and industrial land for workforce housing units.

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California's Housing-Climate Rubik's Cube

How can you reduce emissions, reduce risks from wildfire, sea-level rise, and other effects of climate change -- and still build enough housing so Californians will want to stay?

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Trump Finalizes Narrower Wetlands Rule

But California backstop will maintain expansive definition of wetlands in the state.

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Newsom Budget Proposes Modest Housing Changes

After coming out of the box aggressively last year with changes to the RHNA process, the governor chooses this year to focus on homelessness.

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Exurban Temecula Approaches Build-Out

As Temecula looks to more intensive urbanization, Josh Stephens spoke with Community Development Director Luke Watson as part of CP&DR’s new occasional series of interviews with municipal planning officials.

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Legal Briefs: San Jose Surplus Land Ordinance Pre-empted by State Law

Also: Statute of limitations on the Mitigation Fee Act, a request to depublish the Millenium Hollywood case, and the U.S. Supreme decline to hear a takings case from Massachusetts involving a local wetlands ordinance.

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SB 743 Stands Up In Court

Challenge to Sacramento General Plan EIR rendered moot by new CEQA guidelines. Court also upholds city's general plan language.

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California's Population Growth Flatlines

Inland areas are still growing. But what does the trend mean for the state's long-term prosperity?

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Man Bites Dog In San Diego Infill Case

Neighbors Sue, Claiming Project Is Not Dense Enough. Appellate Court Rules Against Them

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Inadvertent Praise For California's Environmental Ethic

This Land skewers the federal land management agencies -- and, in the process, indirectly provides a good reason to keep CEQA and California's other environmental laws.

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El Cerrito Discovers Key to Infill Planning

While many Bay Area cities resist growth, El Cerrito is booming with transit oriented plan on San Pablo Avenue.

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Californias Duplex Moment

2s, 3s, and 4s are popular topics of discussion these days. But can California build them at scale?

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SCAG Shifts Housing Burden to Coastal Cities

The Southern California Association of Governments Regional Council voted to accept 1,344,770 new housing units in the six-county region.

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Nov. 5, 2019 Local Land Use Ballot Measure Results

Statewide, local voters considered only five land-use ballot measures. As usual, San Francisco led the way.

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Wildlife Corridors Attempt to Knit Habitats Back Together

Natural infrastructure projects would repair habitats ruptured by urban sprawl

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Court Tells Richmond To Reconcile Initiative and General Plan

Lower court ruling invalidating initiative is overturned

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