Land Use Regulation

Land use regulations affect the built environment, including the capacity for new growth, the provision of affordable housing, and quality of life measures, such as access to transportation and open space. We analyze the impact of land use regulations and regulatory choices, such as the designation of historic districts, on the amount, nature, and cost of housing. We also study the impact of historic districts on the price and supply of housing, and how transferable development rights could be used to support the production of affordable housing.