Regulation & Policy

All About Amazon: Seattle Development Projects Heat-Mapped
Posted on
All About Amazon: Seattle Development Projects Heat-Mapped

CityLab's Vicky Gan reports on a cool new interactive tool released by the city of... Read more

Posted on
Will the Obama Administration's New Water Rule Slow Permits? Will the Obama Administration's New Water Rule Slow Permits?

In a guest commentary for Multifamily Executive, Eileen Lee weighs in on the controversial rule that's causing an uproar in the construction community Read more

Seven Keys to Alleviating Permitting Pain
Posted on
Seven Keys to Alleviating Permitting Pain

Home builders should urge their local officials to make the permitting processes... Read more

Posted on
What--And Who--Are Causing Climate Change? This Graphic Will Tell You What--And Who--Are Causing Climate Change? This Graphic Will Tell You

Fast Company's Ben Schiller offers up a handy, colorful interactive infographic from the World Resources Center that attempts to identify the root causes of climate change. Read more

More States Join Lawsuits Against EPA
Posted on
More States Join Lawsuits Against EPA

The backlash against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its Clean Water... Read more

Posted on
Vernacular Mandate: California City Requires More Modest Design Vernacular Mandate: California City Requires More Modest Design

The San Luis Obispo Tribune's Nick Wilson reports on new residential design guidelines adopted by the Morro Bay City Council that look to stop the construction of enormous homes near more modest ones. Read more

Posted on
"Know Before You Owe" Has One Major Flaw "Know Before You Owe" Has One Major Flaw

Forbes contributor Mark Greene weighs in on the impending new regulations due to hit the mortgage market October 1, the Truth in Lending-RESPA Integrated Disclosures, or TRID for short. While there's much to like with the new forms, there's one big problem--well, three big problems really. Read more

Posted on
Turf Wars: California Builders Deal With Latest Lawn Restrictions Turf Wars: California Builders Deal With Latest Lawn Restrictions

The Sacramento Business Journal's Ben van der Meer reports on the reaction from local builders of last week's mandate from the California Water Commission, which imposed new restrictions on landscaping, notably that no more than 25% of a home's yard could be covered by lawn. Read more

Can You Run a City Based on Happiness?
Posted on
Can You Run a City Based on Happiness?

After two years and a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Santa Monica... Read more

Posted on
Boston Grapples with Inclusionary Zoning Requirements Boston Grapples with Inclusionary Zoning Requirements

Bloomberg/Business' Prashant Gopal reports on the inclusionary zoning requirements in Boston for affordable housing units in luxury apartment complexes--and why it's being reconsidered. Read more

RSS
BUILDER Local Housing Data
Watch BUILDER videos
Close X