Tuesday, November 28, 2023


HousingReal EstateUrban Planning

Suburban Skylines: A California Tech Town’s Growth Struggles

Cupertino, California is fighting against twinned challenges of sky-high housing prices, and an unwillingness of some residents to work to change that.

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Consumer ProductsPolicyPublic Health

Michigan, The New American Capital of… Weed?

Rollin’ down the Lodge, smokin’ indo, sippin’ that duly-regulated cannabis beverage. Laid back, with our minds on our excise tax revenue and our excise tax revenue on our minds.

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EnvironmentPublic Health

What IS An Ozone Action Day, Anyway?! I Thought We Fixed The Ozone!

Summer has arrived early in Michigan (woo hoo, climate change!) and we’ve already braved not one, but two– count ’em- ozone action days. A little bit more about what these are and why we should pay attention.

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Affordable housingHousingReal EstateUrban Planning

Will California Get Out Of Its Own Way?

The Bear Republic has been bearish on housing prospects. But a new bill could change that– provided the state and its residents can shake off its affinity for car-dependent suburban sprawl.

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Urban Planning

Handbuilt Votes 2022: Urbanism At The Ballot Box

Three counties in Southeast Michigan will vote on transit funding next week. There are also a number of other transit and infrastructure-related votes around the country.

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Book ReviewsBusiness & Economics

Book Review – Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley, by Emily Chang

A few weeks ago, I finished Emily Chang’s Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley, which came out

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Adaptation & ResilienceClimate

Climate Change Is Here, And Boy Is It Ever Expensive!

If we fail to push for market transformation oriented toward climate adaptation solutions, the market will do it on its own. Like, in a really bad way. This has the unintended consequence, however, of incentivizing better decisions about development and planning.

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