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Gentrification

The Rent Gap Theory

Some urbanism commentators suggest that gentrification is the result of a "rent gap" between actual and potential rent. How should this theory affect zoning policy?

January 15, 2020 - Michael Lewyn

D.C.'s Record Construction Pace Credited for Easing Rents

Washington, D.C. joins Denver and Seattle as locations credited with slowing the rising cost of housing by building an abundant new supply of residential units.

February 5, 2016 - Greater Greater Washington

High Rise Construction

Supply, Demand, and Housing Prices, Part 2

Rebutting arguments against the law of supply and demand.

October 27, 2015 - Michael Lewyn

Vancouver Skyline

Supply and Demand Denialism

Some progressives deny that the law of supply and demand applies to housing.

February 10, 2015 - Michael Lewyn

facades of victorian style residences in San Francisco

Protecting San Francisco's Character Has Transformed It

By "protecting" San Francisco's physical character through down-zoning and NIMBY activism, the city has transformed its social character, as families, young adults, and others flee the city to find cheaper rents. A regional solution is required.

October 14, 2013 - The Atlantic Cities

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