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Inclusionary Zoning

March 24, 2021, 9am PDT
A new survey of unprecedented scale offers insight into the diverse range of inclusionary housing programs and the keys to the success of inclusionary zoning programs.
Shelterforce Magazine
March 19, 2021, 5am PDT
The Washington, D.C. Planning Commission voted to expand the District's inclusionary zoning program, acting a year after the D.C. Office of Planning set out to expand the program.
Urban Turf
March 15, 2021, 11am PDT
Patrick Condon argues that increasing density without affordability inflates urban land values, resulting in nearly all of the value of labor and creative enterprise of entrepreneurs in regional economies being absorbed as land wealth.
The Planning Report
March 11, 2021, 12pm PST
It's been over four years since the city of Portland implemented an inclusionary zoning policy that required all new apartment developments to set aside a portion of units for low- and moderate-income housing.
City Observatory
February 10, 2021, 7am PST
The city of Atlanta has released an analysis of the first three years of an Inclusionary Zoning policy for neighborhoods around the Beltline.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 30, 2020, 6am PST
Christian Street, known at the beginning of the 20th century as the Black "Doctor's Row" should have been on the Historic Register years ago, according to this article.
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 22, 2020, 6am PDT
Gregg Lintern, chief planner and executive director of the City Planning Division for Toronto, went before a city committee this week to press for a new inclusionary zoning scheme to ensure the construction of affordable housing.
The Star
August 16, 2020, 11am PDT
A new report presents five strategies for overcoming the long-term effects of systemic racism as perpetuated by housing and planning policies of the past and present.
Othering and Belonging Institute
August 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
The county of Los Angeles is looking for policy tools that will add affordable housing units to the housing market. Inclusionary zoning is its policy of choice.
Urbanize.LA
July 29, 2020, 8am PDT
New York City has completed a series of rezoning processes focused mostly on lower-income areas in the city. Here's what it would take to upzone wealthier parts of the city, and why the city should make it happen.
City and State New York
June 19, 2020, 6am PDT
Inclusionary zoning requires new developments to include affordable units, but many cities allow developers to bypass this by paying an off-site fee. Is the fee-out option getting unfairly demonized?
Shelterforce Magazine
December 3, 2019, 1pm PST
The Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan has attracted so much attention for its changes to single-family zoning, the inclusionary zoning recommended by the plan has flown under the radar.
StarTribune
November 8, 2019, 11am PST
The city worked with the owners of an apartment building to maintain lower rents so longtime residents would not be displaced after renovations.
Detroit Free Press
October 17, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Minneapolis approved an interim inclusionary zoning measure in December 2018, but very few projects were subject to the policy. Supporters and opponents of the policy are sparring over the policy's future.
MinnPost
October 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Supreme Court might decide on the constitutionality of inclusionary zoning. Local land use regulations and affordable housing policies in cities and communities all over the country hang in the balance.
CityLab
September 30, 2019, 5am PDT
One of the more aggressive inclusionary zoning programs in the country has been in place long enough to evaluate for lessons regarding the effectiveness of the controversial affordable housing development tool.
Commercial Observer
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
September 18, 2019, 8am PDT
One of the more pro-development mayors in the country won't approve an ordinance that would expand the reach of affordable housing requirements for new development.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
August 5, 2019, 10am PDT
The San Diego City Council is poised to give final approval to significant changes to the city's inclusionary zoning requirements,
Times of San Diego
July 30, 2019, 8am PDT
The United States should end homelessness, substantially increase funding for community land trusts, and support local rent control ordinances and inclusionary zoning requirements, according to an op-ed by the presidential candidate.
CNN