Many cities across the country are analyzing their zoning regulations to make changes that would hopefully increase development and bring in more affordable housing. But, is that the way it works? This insightful article from the Brookings Institute discusses the challenges of creating impactful zoning.
In the past year, a previously obscure topic has drawn new public attention: zoning. Local regulations over how land can be developed are under fire for their role in escalating housing costs. Research shows that overly restrictive zoning makes it hard for developers to build new housing, driving up rents and prices.