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How Zoning Shapes our Lives

by Maya Brennan, Emily Peiffer, and Kimberly Burrowes
Zoning rules dictate more than just how we can use and build on land. They also shape our communities and our lives. Land use laws determine…

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Zoning Matters: How Land-Use Policies Shape Our Lives

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Five Ways States Can Strengthen Local Housing Markets

by Veronica Gaitán
As rental demand increases among all income groups, low-income households face dwindling options for safe, decent, and affordable housing. Although the long-standing shortage of…

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Housing Affordability and Strong Communities

Infrastructure enables the nation and its communities to function. With reliable and equitable transportation, water systems, energy, affordable housing, waste management, and communications,…

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Can Housing Policy Help Reduce Gun Violence?

by Christina Plerhoples Stacy 
Correction: an earlier version of this blog post incorrectly said that demolitions in Cleveland reduced property crimes by 0.08 percent per quarter. It has been…

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Developers Often Feel Constrained by Land-Use Regulations

Developers, urban planners, and other parties constantly debate the best strategies to improve a city’s equity and advance its economic and environmental goals. How do developers feel about…

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Why (and How) Localities Should Say Yes to Housing

by Maya Brennan
Every town and city needs to know that its essential workers—such as teachers, firefighters, mechanics, police officers, home health aides, grocers, and food prep workers—can find…

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Promising Solutions for Increasing Equitable TOD

Strategically connecting housing, jobs, and neighborhood amenities through equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) can strengthen opportunities and quality of life for low- and moderate-income…

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Inclusionary Zoning Offers Good Schools and Low-Poverty Neighborhoods

Inclusionary zoning—which either encourages or mandates developers to build a proportion of below-market-rate homes in market-rate developments—can be an effective tool in helping low-income…

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