Red State Governments Ban Blue Cities From Passing Bills to Make Housing Affordable
Conservative statehouses have passed bills blocking cities from enacting inclusionary zoning ordinances, most recently in Florida.
A New Oregon Law Would Make It the First State to Ban Single-Family Zoning
Democratic Governor Kate Brown is expected to sign off on the law, which would affect areas that are home to some 2.8 million people.
Why Some Cities Are Using Zoning Laws to Restrict Abortion Access
While abortion is often talked about in ideological terms, in many states it's a lack of brick-and-mortar clinics that prevents women from seeking the care they need.
How to Use Zoning Laws to Reduce Pollution in Low-Income Communities
A new study looks at how zoning policies, which have long been used to reinforce inequality, are being repurposed to promote environmental justice.
Viewfinder: Inspecting R. Kelly's Recording Studio in Chicago
A police officer stands guard in front of R. Kelly's recording studio in the West Loop as city inspectors go through the property on January 16th, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
What the Last Frontier of Manhattan Says About the Economics of Housing
Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, is being built during a time when New Yorkers worry about the burdensome cost of housing. Will the megaproject alleviate the city's housing pressure?
Affordable Housing: Geography of Supply and Demand
The geography of housing demand is a lot more nimble than the geography of housing supply.
Zoning for Density Will Fail to Make Housing More Affordable
We keep fudging the facts in order to maintain the preferred narrative.