This Week in Land-Use Regulation, January 18th

This Week in Land-Use Regulation, January 18th

Rent Check

California Governor Gavin Newsom is playing hardball with NIMBY municipalities by threatening to withhold state revenue for municipalities that fail to meet their housing goals.

 

News and Commentary

The hell of historic designation. Two stories, one from Greater Greater Washington and one from Reason, show how property owners will actively resist historic designation lest they lose the right to alter their property.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: when supply increases, prices fall. This is the case in Seattle, where vacancy rates are up and rents are falling from 1% to 3% in different neighborhoods.

Brookings Institute’s Jenny Schuetz on how any “Green New Deal” must incorporate increase urban density to fight climate change.

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By |2019-01-18T07:12:16-07:00January 18th, 2019|Blog, Land Use Regulation|