Smart Growth And Housing Affordability

Anthony Downs explores the tensions between affordable housing and smart growth and outlines how they might be resolved in practice.
November 22, 2001, 9am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Unless reforms occur, "...the desire of local homeowners to protect their home values through exclusionary zoning will perpetuate the existing conflict between Smart Growth and housing affordability. That will be true regardless of what Smart Growth advocates claim is their desire to create affordable housing. Therefore, working toward establishing effective regional arrangements of that type is a vital and profound challenge to all land-use planners, especially those who declare they are believers in Smart Growth." (Speech by Anthony Downs, November 8, 2001, Annual Convention of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Cleveland, Ohio)

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Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 in AnthonyDowns.Com
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