Rent too high? Blame zoning.

Jul 10, 2019
Research finds hostility to apartments contributes to affordability crisis.
A pedestrian passes by 315 Hudson Street, where Google plans to lease office space, in the Hudson Square neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, December 17, 2018 in New York City.
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Atlanta debates the merits of “inclusionary zoning”

Apr 16, 2019
Does the policy have a chilling effect on development?
Atlanta City Council Member, Andre Dickens, who pushed for a policy known as “inclusionary zoning” in a bid to create affordable housing in some of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
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How zoning affects the wealth gap

May 6, 2013
Lisa Prevost's new book, 'Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate,' looks at towns that have used zoning laws to keep low- and middle-income families out, in favor of the rich moving in.

Could new zoning laws help educate poor kids?

Apr 19, 2012
Lifting bans on apartments in affluent neighborhoods might allow more low-income students to attend top public schools.