This article reviews the urban density debate and argues the relaxation of local zoning restrictions on city center density will create jobs and stabilize housing prices in California’s urban core.
NIMBY barriers to recovery
In the midst of this jobless Lesser Depression, zoning restrictions imposed by local governments must be reviewed, reassessed and changed with political will.
While the Federal Reserve, the White House Administration, Congress and private enterprise have all been struggling to revive the flat-line economy for the past several years, little attention has been given to the shot-callers behind the scenes and the great influence they wield: city planning departments and local zoning boards.
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