November 15, 2023
Minneapolis is appealing a recent court ruling that blocked the 2040 comprehensive plan from transforming housing in the city.
October 18, 2023
Governors of Colorado, New York, and Hawaii have exercised their executive powers to implement various levels of zoning reform within their states.
October 13, 2023
A new report, sponsored by APA, finds that the nation's housing supply shortage is getting worse, faster - especially for small towns and suburban communities that faces high housing demand in the aftermath of the pandemic.
May 31, 2023
A list of accessory dwelling unit bills that were introduced in 2023 state legislative sessions.
March 24, 2023
Governors address housing policies in state of state addresses in 2023.
January 20, 2023
State legislatures in 2022 focused on increasing affordable housing within their respective regions. The trend of state legislatures preempting zoning reform is expected to continue in 2023 across the country.
July 13, 2021
State governments are finding new ways to amplify local and regional planning efforts that take aim at curbing harmful carbon emissions and ensuring climate impacts do not disproportionately burden underserved communities. Here is a look at some actions states are taking to help communities secure net-zero futures.
April 13, 2021
Zoning reform efforts are underway in Connecticut, a state with a long history of exclusionary zoning. Several bills that aim to tackle zoning reform are in play at the legislature this session — and planners are weighing in.
January 27, 2021
A new economic development bill includes provisions that will make it easier for towns and cities across Massachusetts to produce more housing by greenlighting certain local zoning changes with a simple majority vote.
February 3, 2020
As 2020 state legislative sessions start up, here are three top issues for planners.
August 6, 2019
State legislation is a part of housing reform. Here are APA's actions for the states.
July 11, 2019
Read about the three key housing crisis takeaways for planners in the new National League of Cities Housing Task Force report, Homeward Bound.
November 7, 2018
The 2018 Midterm Elections delivered historic firsts and set the stage for shifts in power likely to affect legislative outcomes on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures nationwide. APA reviews the key takeaways.
October 26, 2018
State and local ballot measures are driving voters to the polls this fall. We are watching some key planning-related measures that could have an impact on your community.
March 26, 2018
Housing affordability challenges across the nation are some of the most pressing and controversial. Learn more about California housing legislation and the role of planners.
February 6, 2018
Technology is rapidly expanding our transit choices, and states are taking notice. What’s new for autonomous vehicles at the state level thus far in 2018?