Exclusionary Zoning

July 12, 2019, 9am PDT
It's going to take "radical policies" and "political courage" to overcome the housing shortage in California, according to a recent working paper, but they will be necessary to overcome the negative consequences of the planning and zoning status quo.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
July 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
A couple of questions are fundamental to the debate about the housing affordability crisis.
Urban Institute
July 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Seattle is the latest in a series of cities, states, and counties to alter the landscape of land use regulation by approving what the Sightline Institute describes as the "most progressive" ADU policy in the United States.
Sightline Institute
June 27, 2019, 5am PDT
The Montgomery County Council made a few last minute changes to a residential building moratorium that will take effect next week, halting construction in areas around the county's schools.
Bethesda Magazine
June 18, 2019, 12pm PDT
There isn't much city in most U.S. cities.
The New York Times
May 28, 2019, 8am PDT
Exclusionary zoning and land use tactics have a long history in the United States, retaining startling relevance in contemporary times. A deep investigation into Connecticut land use politics reveals just how entrenched these practices are.
ProPublica
May 16, 2019, 6am PDT
According to the Sightline Institute, exclusionary zoning is responsible for the nation's ongoing housing affordability crisis.
Sightline Institute via YouTube
November 8, 2018, 10am PST
Linking zoning reform mandates to CDBG funding is not an effective way to change exclusionary zoning.
Brookings
October 2, 2018, 9am PDT
There are signs that politicians at every level are responding to the concerns of renters like never before. If only renter-friendly housing policies were matters of simple consensus.
Brookings
October 1, 2018, 8am PDT
A zoning history dating back to the 19th century still has significant impacts on the city’s housing in the present day.
Collectors Weekly
August 6, 2018, 10am PDT
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced legislation that would tie federal funding to pro-development policies at the local level.
The American Prospect
March 2, 2018, 10am PST
An op-ed raises a damaging point to counter the California-style progressivism that opposes new housing development: "local control is actually bedrock conservatism."
East Bay Express
February 5, 2018, 2pm PST
Mapping housing production over the decades since the 1960s reveals a pattern that must be shifted to achieve the housing growth needed to face the economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Buildzoom
January 30, 2018, 5am PST
Exploring the surprising origins of the American suburbs.
Building Suburban Power
October 28, 2017, 9am PDT
Bergen County, New Jersey offers a case study in overcoming decades of illegal and exclusionary zoning practices.
NorthJersey.com
October 24, 2017, 8am PDT
Anoka, Minnesota decided it has enough rental housing.
Star Tribune
August 8, 2017, 1pm PDT
An editorial in the New York Times argues that exclusionary zoning reinforces segregation and must be curbed.
The New York Times
July 19, 2017, 11am PDT
The news that the Trump Administration hired a former party planner to oversee HUD's New York and New Jersey office went viral in June. The hire has already had an effect on affordable housing policy in Westchester County, New York.
lohud
December 26, 2016, 7am PST
Pete Rodrigue pulls from multiple studies, arguing that zoning contributes to an education gap between rich and poor students. Housing costs lie at the heart of the problem.
Greater Greater Washington
May 8, 2016, 7am PDT
The Sightline Institute tackles what may be "our most acute urban public policy challenge."
Sightline Institute