Toronto: A Housing Model for Urban America?

Posted March 10, 2020 by

Maximizing Affordability on City-Owned Lands I am often asked which high-housing city does the best job addressing its housing crisis. I usually cite Seattle. As I describe in Generation Priced Out, Seattle is best at building housing and has implemented
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UC Fires Grad Students Unable to Afford Rent

Posted March 10, 2020 by

Why Aren’t CA Political Leaders Protecting Workers? On February 28, while California activists were focused on the March 3 elections, the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) fired 85 graduate students striking for higher wages. It was the first student
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A Just Recovery for Sonoma County Farmworkers?

Posted March 10, 2020 by

Last year the trade publication Wine Enthusiast recognized Sonoma County as the ‘Wine Region of the Year,’ and the Sonoma County Winegrowers Association announced that 99 percent of the county vineyards achieved their ‘sustainability’ certification. But the county’s farmworkers­­­­­–who produce
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Super Tuesday Election Forecast

Posted March 2, 2020 by

Tomorrow is a huge day for American politics. In addition to this story on Super Tuesday, see two other articles below: “Will March 3 Voters Back Housing“? and “San Francisco’s DCCC Race Takes Center Stage“. Here is my national forecast.
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Will March 3 Voters Back Housing ?

Posted March 2, 2020 by

Key Races in Oakland, San Jose, Newton There are three big local elections involving housing on March 3. Oakland’s Measure Q (a parcel tax to fund parks and homeless services) San Jose’s Measure E (raises the real estate transfer tax
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