The Planning Penalty

March 29th, 2006 by Leave a Comment

The Planning Penalty: How Smart Growth Makes Housing Unaffordable

by Randal O’Toole

American Dream Coalition March 2006

Smart growth and other forms of growth-management planning create artificial housing shortages that impose significant burdens on low-income families and first- time homebuyers. This paper examines several sources of housing data to determine the specific effects of growth- management planning on housing prices.

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