https://www.citylab.com/tech/2017/03/the-power-of-tech-hubs/519297/ Nearly half of all high-tech digital service jobs have clustered in America’s top ten largest metros.
http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2017/03/07/brent-toderian-gentle-density-housing.html Ground-oriented housing that’s more dense than a detached house is the “missing middle” in the housing conversation.
https://www.citylab.com/work/2017/03/is-it-better-to-be-poor-in-bangladesh-or-in-the-mississippi-delta/518988/ The Nobel laureate Angus Deaton discusses extreme poverty, opioid addiction, Trump voters, robots, and rent-seeking.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/feb/26/joy-of-living-on-top-of-one-another-building-communities-michael-webb At a time when we need to make better use of space, a new book celebrates the world’s best apartment blocks
https://www.citylab.com/housing/2017/02/california-land-use-housing-affordability/517320/?utm_source=twb Los Angeles is considering a measure that would make housing even less affordable.
http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/nonprofits/jacobs-center-southeastern-sd-landholder-sheds-key-staff-in-upheaval/ The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, which promised years ago to develop 60 acres in southeastern San Diego, has been forced to fundamentally change its development vision and to significantly pare down operations.
https://archpaper.com/2017/02/open-house-san-diego-2017-sites/ The Open House San Diego 2017 sites are spread across several neighborhoods, including Bankers Hill, Barrio Logan, Downtown San Diego, and Balboa Park.
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/02/17/20716/invisible-hazard-afflicting-thousands-schools Nearly 8,000 public schools sit close to busy roads, putting kids and teachers at risk from traffic exhaust that can harm health.
http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/02/09/68913/la-council-approves-rules-for-more-frequent-commun/ New rules co-authored by Councilman Jose Huizar requires the city to update its 35 community plans every six years. The plans provide guidelines for what can and can’t be built in a neighborhood. Some of those plans haven’t been updated in more than 15 years.