News and Commentary
Vox’s Jerusalem Demsas reviews de jure and de facto racial segregation through exclusionary zoning, recommending desperate impact litigation where other reform efforts fail.
Libby Solomon reports that D.C. has received a $38.8 million loan fund for historic perseveration from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mike Andrews and Alexander Whalley describe the findings of their recent paper in a VoxEU column. They note that although national spatial concentration of innovation is driven by a few hubs, there is falling persistence among those hubs, possibly indicating a role for local or regional policy.
Steve Hanke and Dick Lepre forecast that prospects for privatization or shrinkage of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac appear bleak during the Biden administration in Cato commentary.
Tracy Hadden Loh and Andre Perry prescribe ways the real estate industry may overcome exclusionary zoning to counter its legacy of racial discrimination in a Brookings blog.
D.C.’s drop in gentrification may be explained by legal appeals to development projects suggests Vinnie Rotondaro in Washington City Paper.
David Cuberes, Klaus Desmet, and Jordan Rappaport find substantial economic benefits for locales with proximity to urban centers post-1920 in an NBER paper.
John Myers and Michael Hendrix propose hyperlocal zoning as an alternative to captured local governance for Bloomberg.