This Week in Land Use Regulation, January 9th

This Week in Land Use Regulation, January 9th

News and Commentary

Edward J. Pinto and Tobias Peter in MarketWatch observe the rising cost of entry-level housing and argue it can be lowered by abolishing single-family zoning.

AEI’s James Pethokoukis speaks with Daniel Shoag on the untapped economic growth that better housing policies can unleash. You can listen to the interview or read the transcript, with a more condensed version published in five questions here.

Roberta Brandes Gratz in The New York Review of Books laments the “urban suicide” her city is committing, arguing that zoning changes are undermining the city. She brings up understandable concerns about rising housing costs in New York city, but unfortunately doesn’t consider that with rising costs the only real alternative to upzoning is rent control. While rent control benefits a narrow set of inhabitants in a city, it does so at the cost of effectively preventing countless other Americans from the chance to live in such a city if they so desire.


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By |2020-01-31T13:10:21-08:00January 9th, 2020|Blog, Land Use Regulation|