The 2,100-unit Newland Sierra development near San Marcos hasn’t been approved yet. So environmentalists want to know why it’s included among several already approved projects in a North County conservation plan, which could give its developers substantial benefits.

La Colonia de Eden Gardens, a neighborhood in Solana Beach, has preserved its distinct character since it was founded in the 1920s by Mexican farmworkers. Developers have long left the neighborhood alone, but now they’re starting to come calling.

Nationally renowned urban planner Andres Duany came to San Diego to learn from a group of developer-architects who champion small projects with as little red tape as possible. We tagged along for the discussion.

As opponents gather signatures to overturn the affordable housing fee hike, leaders have been making some bold claims about who did or didn’t look for another way forward.