Does your code prevent the development of often-affordable multifamily housing? This report examines the relationships between zoning and housing in six metropolitan areas.
Using census and GIS data, the authors found indicators of zoning regulations and housing market performance in Boston; Miami-Dade County; Minneapolis–St. Paul; Portland; Sacramento; and Washington, D.C. They evalua...
About the Authors
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Terry Moore, FAICP, is a founding principal, planner, and project manager at ECONorthwest, an economics and planning consulting firm. He is an adjunct professor of in the Planning, Public Policy, and Management at the University of Oregon and an affiliate researcher at the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland. He has managed over 600 projects in transportation and land-use planning, economic development, growth management, and market, feasibility, and fiscal analysis. He has written or contributed to several books and articles on these topics, including a second edition of his book "The Transportation / Land Use Connection" (American Planning Association Press). Moore started in planning as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Central America. He was a Fulbright Scholar on urban planning in Peru in 1986-1987. He was among the recipients of the American Planning Association's 1996 Current Topic Award for Transportation Planning for his work on integrated planning for the Portland region. In 2001 he was selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. In 2007 and again in 2009-10 he was a visiting scholar at the National Center for Smart Growth, where he worked a long-run scenario planning for the state of Maryland and on the development of an integrated model for the Washington DC / Baltimore mega-region. He was a member of a panel that advised the American Planning Association on developing a certification program for transportation planners. He has consulted and presented on planning issues in Central and South America, Europe, New Zealand, China, and Africa
Bob Parker AICP, is Executive Director of the Community Service Center (CSC), Program Director of the Community Planning Workshop, and Principal of the UO Economic Development Administration University Center at the University of Oregon. Over the last 25 years, Bob has managed an average of 10 policy and planning analysis projects per year with communities and state officials throughout Oregon. Community Planning Workshop is known widely throughout Oregon as one of the state's critical policy analysis resources, connecting expertise of University faculty and students with communities and agencies. As Principal of the EDA University Center, Bob has decades of experience related to economic development – including preparation of economic development strategies, market and feasibility studies, and business plans. Bob is also a senior project director with ECONorthwest, a Portland-based economics and planning consulting firm.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Background and Research Approach
Chapter 2: Research Methods
Chapter 3: Findings
Overview of Study Area Evaluation Methodology
Study Area Selection
Indicators Used in the Study Area Evaluations
Overview of Study Area Evaluations
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Simulation Exercise: Metroscope
Chapter 4: Conclusions