All The Books I Read In 2023

Some notes and quotes from the books I have read this year: Arbitrary Lines Zoning is a relatively recent invention (~1920) and its purpose was to “prop up incumbent property values, slow the growth of cities, segregate the United States based on race and class, and enforce an urban ideal of detached single-family housing.” Three ways zoning increases housing costs: Blocking housing altogether, either by blocking new housing, prohibiting affordable housing or restraining density By forcing housing that is built to be higher quality than residents might want through minimum lot sizes, minimum floor area requirements and minimum parking requirements By adding extra layers of review to the permitting process that take time and money. [Read More]

What I Read or Listened to This Week

What I Read or Listened to This Week