Inclusionary Zoning

April 13, 2019, 9am PDT
In the run-up to a municipal primary scheduled for May 21, Philadelphia's City Council has introduced a range of bills to address housing affordability and tenants' rights.
Next City
April 10, 2019, 8am PDT
Legislation before the Pittsburgh Planning Commission this week would implement inclusionary zoning requirements for the neighborhood of Lawrenceville.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 27, 2019, 12pm PDT
Boston has set the same inclusionary zoning requirements for 19 years, and after a busy 2018, the city could be set to require even more affordable housing with each new development.
The Boston Globe
March 19, 2019, 8am PDT
An historic moment for planning in Seattle: Density bonuses for affordable housing are now allowed all over the city as Seattle implements a big piece of its long-percolating Mandatory Housing Affordability plan.
The Seattle Times
March 16, 2019, 1pm PDT
"Jobs-rich area," a new term that targets some suburban regions, is among amendments added March 11 to Senate Bill 50, the reincarnation of Wiener's controversial SB 827 housing bill that died last year.
San Francisco Examiner
March 5, 2019, 6am PST
Everything you've ever wanted to know about inclusionary zoning: its history, its position in the debate about the future of cities, and its promise as a solution to the nation's housing crisis.
Land Lines
February 17, 2019, 5am PST
A new approach to affordable housing attempts to overcome the traditional approaches of supply-side economics and government-funded investments and extractions.
City Observatory
February 14, 2019, 6am PST
The suburb made famous by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway is considering an inclusionary zoning ordinance in the hopes of enabling more affordable housing development.
Oak Leaves (Chicago Tribune)
February 5, 2019, 12pm PST
A new law in Portland, Maine could be the first to charge an affordable housing fee from new hotel developments.
Portland Press Herald
January 6, 2019, 9am PST
Cities use the studies to inform decisions about inclusionary housing programs. But a closer look shows that there is great variation in the methods and metrics, with no one correct approach for every situation.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
January 6, 2019, 5am PST
With the threat of sea level rise, homes on higher ground in Miami are becoming increasingly desirable. But they are located in low-income communities of color, and residents are facing rising housing costs and displacement.
Slate
November 28, 2018, 1pm PST
The Kansas City Star Editorial Board has concerns about gentrification and affordable housing.
The Kansas City Star
November 20, 2018, 6am PST
The city of Miami will for the first time require that affordable housing be included in private residential development projects. The mandatory inclusionary zoning was made more palatable to developers by upzoning the affected area.
Miami Herald
November 18, 2018, 9am PST
Analysis and policy recommendations from Bay Area-based think tank SPUR focuses on how poorly designed inclusionary zoning the exact opposite of the desired effect.
SPUR
November 17, 2018, 1pm PST
After years of neglecting its affordable housing policy, Kansas City is developing a new five-year vision on policy matters like a public-private trust fund and inclusionary zoning.
Next City
November 9, 2018, 7am PST
The New Orleans City Planning Commission recently released a report recommending three "potentially mandatory" inclusionary zoning initiatives. The city is working against a deadline from the governor.
Gambit
November 5, 2018, 6am PST
Faced growing housing costs and limited funding and resources for struggling homeowners and renters, the city of Austin has ramped up efforts to identify and lobby for housing policy changes.
Next City
October 20, 2018, 7am PDT
Ineffective in more way than one, San Diego's inclusionary zoning policy is under the microscope.
Voice of San Diego
October 4, 2018, 2pm PDT
San Diego finds itself having to explain how its inclusionary zoning program spending diverged from expectations.
Voice of San Diego
September 10, 2018, 1pm PDT
A look back at Purnima Kapur’s career highlights the long-term impacts of her planning work.
Crain's New York Business