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Exclusionary Zoning

December 9, 2019, 2pm PST
An article published by the Journal of the American Planning Association argues that single-family zoning "exacerbates inequality and undermines efficiency," and should be eliminated entirely.
Journal Of The American Planning Association
December 8, 2019, 5am PST
Cities looking to follow Minneapolis's lead in overturning the status quo of exclusionary zoning should consider "gentle density," according to this article.
Brookings
November 27, 2019, 2pm PST
The United Nations announces more bad news for the climate and the role of American society and culture in causing the destruction of the planet.
The New York Times
November 27, 2019, 5am PST
Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron has had enough with the exclusionary planning tactics of the neighborhood of Society Hill to start calling it the "Republic of Society Hill."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 15, 2019, 10am PST
The city of Clovis, California, didn't become 70 percent white by accident, according to the plaintiffs for a lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court.
Fresno Bee
September 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
Inclusionary zoning can't work because of the exclusionary zoning policies that the system relies on, according to new research.
Mercatus Center
Blog post
September 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Do shortages of infrastructure justify restrictive zoning?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
September 9, 2019, 6am PDT
In Euclid v. Ambler Realty, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of zoning. Although three justices dissented, they did not write a formal dissent. This article is what a dissent might look like if the justices knew what we now know.
Michael Lewyn
August 20, 2019, 5am PDT
A new paper published by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University raises the stakes of the discussion about exclusionary zoning and its role in the ongoing housing affordability crisis in the United States.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
August 15, 2019, 10am PDT
Julián Castro, Democratic candidate for president and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, chose a side regarding the controversial rezoning proposal making its way through the Des Moines City Council.
Des Moines Register
August 7, 2019, 7am PDT
A retired city planner takes a position against "lot splitting," or allowing more than one unit on properties zones for single-family residential as it's known in Toronto.
The Star
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