by Josh Stephens on Dec 19, 2021
CEQA, COVID-19, Housing, TopStories
What is it about duplexes that make them such a popular topic? And why did only one CEQA case make the top five legal stories of the year?
by Josh Stephens on Jan 25, 2021
COVID-19, housing, sprawl, suburbs, zoomtowns
Throughout California and beyond, distant suburbs and resort towns are seeing a surge in population -- and home sales. But will the trend stick after the pandemic?
by Josh Stephens on Dec 15, 2020
CEQA, COVID-19, Housing, Racial Injustice, TopStories
The pandemic, racial injustice, an end to California's population growth -- has California planning ever seen a year like this before?
by Josh Stephens on Jul 12, 2020
Bay Area, COVID-19, Housing, Podcast, SPUR
New head of Bay Area think tank discusses housing, tech, and the impact of the pandemic. >>read more
by Josh Stephens on Jun 1, 2020
Berkeley, COVID-19, Oakland, Tactical Urbanism
Low-cost transformation of streets to public -- and restaurant -- spaces may help enliven city neighborhoods and revive their sales tax bases.
by Josh Stephens on May 28, 2020
APA, COVID-19, Planning Profession
Josh Stephens speaks with California APA President Julia Lave Johnston. >>read more
by Josh Stephens on May 21, 2020
COVID-19, Restaurants, Retail
In the wake of COVID, will Taco Bell rule the world?
by Wiliam Fulton on Apr 6, 2020
Anaheim, COVID-19, Hotel Bed Tax, Mammoth, Sales Tax, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara
Cities with big retail and tourists sectors are likely to experience the worst revenue drops immediately; can all cities keep their planners on the payroll?
by Josh Stephens on Mar 23, 2020
COVID-19, Planning Practice
As the coronavirus shuts down California, planning departments across the state are adapting and staying on-task.
by William Fulton on Mar 22, 2020
COVID-19, Housing , Insight
History suggests that construction coming out of the COVID recession will be slow. On the plus side, prices should stabilize.