California’s housing affordability crisis has rightly received a great deal of attention by state lawmakers, the press, academics, and ordinary Californians. Important questions raised in this discussion are: What laws or regulations might impede housing construction in high-cost areas? What solutions might help reduce those barriers with a minimum impact on other important values, such as environmental protection, public participation, and equitable treatment of low-income communities of color? More specifically, does state environmental law (the California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA), or local land-use regulations, constrain housing development? To read more, click here.
Examining California Land Use Entitlements
Press Coverage: UC Berkeley Health Study Documents Impacts to Bay Area from Possible Hospital Closure
Select press coverage of the UC Berkeley Health Study of Possible Alta Bates Closure
UC Berkeley Health study documents impacts to Bay Area from possible hospital closure
The IURD recently completed a Rapid Health Impact Assessment (RHIA) of the likely population health impacts of the closing of Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley, California.
Advance Peace Featured in Washington Post
The Advance Peace team and their work is featured in a November 9th Washington Post article.
Leaders Across Latin America Commit to Forge an Inclusive Digital Future for All
Inclusive Cities Lab Director Victor Pineda gives keynote at Smart City Expo LATAM Congress Puebla
IURD Affiliate and Berkeley Research Team Awarded Grant
A research team including IURD affiliate Charisma Acey at the Berkeley Food Institute was awarded a $295,000 grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. Click here to read the press release.
Director Corburn and Student Researcher Joe Griffin Featured in Article
Richmond Confidential, a news site run by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, writes about Richmond's access to healthcare resources. You can read the article here.
IURD Graduate Student Researcher Featured in the Daily Cal
Jaime Lopez, a graduate student researcher with IURD, published an opinions piece with the Daily Cal. Read the piece here.
IURD Student Researcher Receives 2017 Switzer Environmental Fellowship
Miriam Solis, one of Director Corburn's doctoral students, received a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. Click here to read more about Ms. Solis and about the fellowship.
Director Corburn Awarded Peder Sather Grant with Professor Jørn Cruickshank
Director Corburn was awarded the Peder Sather Grant with Professor Jørn Cruickshank from the University of Agder in Norway. Click here to read more about the Peder Sather Grant Program.