Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

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Each year, as part of my annual report to our board, funders, and allies, I write a kind of State of Smart Growth introduction. It’s also intended to be encouragement for our sometimes beaten down side  of the growth, housing, and density argument — and for me who is the guy that does this all […]

Defining “Affordable”

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I think the way we talk about affordability isn’t just sloppy it actually makes the problem worse. When we talk about what affordable means we need a better measure. I have an article in the September edition of the Master Builder Magazine that takes this topic up yet again. My original post on this was from […]

Environmental Impact of MIZ: Our Comments to the City

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In an earlier post I mentioned that the City has found a Determination of Significance (DS) for their Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) proposal which they call Mandatory Housing Affordability – Residential (MHA – R). This is our comment for their process of determining the environmental impacts of MHA -R. We think they are significant.  Our […]