AREUEA Policy Forum

The AREUEA Policy Forum aims to build bridges between research and policy making in real estate and urban policy.

“Relaxing Land Use Regulations to Allow for More Housing Construction”

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  • Moderator
  • Panelists
    • David Garcia, Terner Center, UC Berkeley
    • Solomon Greene, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • Evan Mast, University of Notre Dame
    • Jaehee Song, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Research institutes and reports

Greene, Solomon, and Ingrid Gould Ellen (2020), Breaking Barriers, Boosting Supply: How the Federal Government Can Eliminate Exclusionary Zoning.  Urban Institute.

Kahlenberg, Richard (2021), Tearing Down the Walls: How the Biden Administration and Congress Can Reduce Exclusionary Zoning. The Century Foundation.

Kazis, Noah (2022), “New York’s ideas for zoning reform offer many paths to tackling the housing crisis,” The Brookings Institution.

National Zoning Atlas

Negret, Marcel and Moses Gates (2022), “State Zoning Reforms are Key to Housing Opportunity.” Regional Plan Association.

Stacy, Christina, Eleanor Noble, Jorge Morales-Burnett, and Lydia Lo. (2020), "Designing Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations." Urban Institute.

Von Hoffman, Alexander (2021), “Single-Family Zoning: Can History be Reversed?Joint Center for Housing Studies.

News and Podcasts

Densely Speaking Podcast: Does Building New Apartments in Low-Income Areas Cause Displacement?

PBS News Weekend Podcast, How Minneapolis became the first to end single-family zoning

Healey wants more housing. But how hard will she push communities to approve it? Mar. 2, 2023

How Backlash Reversed a Florida City’s Reforms to Allow Denser Housing Feb. 2, 2023

Taller Towers, Fewer Homes, Sept. 23, 2022

What Happened When Minneapolis Ended Single-Family Zoning, Aug. 20, 2022

How Important Was the Single-Family Zoning Ban in Minneapolis?, May 26, 2022

Effective Zoning Reform Isn’t as Simple as It Seems Mar. 24, 2022

Ending Single-Family Zoning Is Not a Stand-Alone Solution Jan. 21, 2022

The A.D.U. Experiment, Dec. 10, 2021

Blue States, You’re the Problem, Nov. 9, 2021

What just happened with single-family zoning in California?, Sept. 17, 2021

Housing Parents in a Pandemic: How About the Backyard?  Feb. 7, 2021

Yes, in Your Backyard, Oct. 31, 2018