Entries by admin

San Diego Mayor Pushing One of State’s Most Aggressive Packages for Addressing Housing Crisis

By Justin Ewers   San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer unveiled one of the most aggressive–and comprehensive–approaches in the state for tackling his city’s growing housing affordability crisis on Wednesday, following up on a pledge earlier this year to address rising prices by accelerating housing approvals and expanding supply. “The state’s housing shortage and the unaffordable […]

Micro, tiny, granny: housing shortfall solution — The Daily Transcript

Micro, tiny, granny: housing shortfall solution Mary Lydon is founder of Lydon Associates, a strategic communications consulting firm specializing in land use. Mike Stepner is a professor at New School of Architects. More affordable housing is on the nation’s mind. A growing issue is, “Cities are seemly becoming the centers for opportunities for those who already have […]

Can building design make you healthy?

The San Diego Union Tribune By: Roger Showly Posted: May 14, 2016 After decades of building car-centric suburbs, developers now realize they may be partly responsible for a rising tide of obesity. Now, led by the Urban Land Institute think tank in Washington, D.C., they’re pivoting to “healthy places” where walkability, parks, community gardens and […]

‘Connection’ Urged for Mission Valley

The San Diego Union Tribune By: Roger Showly Posted: April 30, 2016 SDSU annex, gondolas, river park discussed in preparation for area’s 2018 plan update San Diego State University’s possible redevelopment of the Qualcomm Stadium property might result in worse problems for Mission Valley if not done right. That was one of the warnings that […]

Stadium task force: Plan ‘fair’ to Chargers, taxpayers

ABC 10 News By: James R. Riffel, City News Service , Steve Fiorina Posted: May 18, 2015 Construction of a 65,000-seat football stadium for San Diego should be financed with a mix of financial contributions from the city and county of San Diego, the Chargers and the NFL, plus bond and land sales, an advisory […]