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Long Beach May Consider 15% Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance

You can talk about a national housing shortage, but in Southern California it can easily be called a housing crisis ...
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Elevating Our Ambition to Confront California’s Housing Needs

California is in a housing crisis. For decades, the state has failed to spur enough housing development to accommodate our ...
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Design for Communities, by Communities

As architects, we need to be engaged in social issues. Whitney Young said it in 1968: “You are not a ...
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Help solve the housing crisis

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Having a Library or Cafe Down the Block Could Change Your Life

As our political discourse generates derision and dissension, our time in the virtual world crowds out our time in the ...
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Coping with High Housing Costs in College

California’s housing crisis affects college students around the state. Over the past eight years—even as tuition has been stable at ...
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Losing sight of the American dream: Southern California home prices rising 4 times faster than wages

The number of renters is growing three times faster than homeowners as would-be homebuyers increasingly are priced out of the ...
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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey: Two-thirds of Californians—a record high—say housing affordability is a big problem in their region; ...
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Best Practices for Attainable, World-Class House Plans

Jamie Walker of Walker Home Design shares how builders can reduce costs through functional design. Read more » ...
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Yabba dabba don’t: California town rejects Flintstones house

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors ...
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