This Week in Land-Use Regulation, February 7th

This Week in Land-Use Regulation, February 7th

Rent Check

Upzoning is necessary, but not sufficient, to address the affordability crisis.

The NYU Furman center’s study outlines why “supply skeptics” shouldn’t be concerned that growth in housing supply will make the affordability crisis worse.


News and Commentary

Austin looks to do away with parking minimums.

NIMBYs go beyond their backyards when it comes to preventing new development. Perhaps we should call these anti-development types BANANAs, (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything.)

How greater density can not only address the affordability crisis, but also be a boon for the U.S. economy at large.

What YIMBYs should learn from 2018.


New Research

Data for Progress finds that lack of rent control is the biggest cause of California’s affordability crisis, according to Californians surveyed. Lack of housing supply was at the bottom of the list. Ending exclusionary zoning is also important, they argue, but calls for rent control may hamper new development even with more liberalized zoning regulations.

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By |2019-02-07T13:01:06-08:00February 7th, 2019|Blog, Land Use Regulation|