California regulators hope new rules will spur more bike lanes, housing near transit

By Liam Dillon : latimes – excerpt Bike lanes, mixed-use residential and commercial construction near transit and other development projects might get easier to build in California after regulators on Monday released a long-awaited overhaul of the state’s environmental law. Regulators say the proposed changes, which modify rules under the California Environmental Quality Act or CEQA, … More California regulators hope new rules will spur more bike lanes, housing near transit

New Economic Study Shows CEQA Protects Environment without Stunting Economic Growth

BAE Urban Economics report includes quantitative analysis of CEQA’s impacts on litigation, development costs and affordable housing Berkeley, Calif. – Economic analysis firm BAE Urban Economics released a new report today that shows the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) supports economically and environmental sustainable development in California. The report was commissioned by the Rose Foundation … More New Economic Study Shows CEQA Protects Environment without Stunting Economic Growth