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Growth Management and Affordable Housing : Do They Conflict? - Anthony Downs

Growth Management and Affordable Housing

Do They Conflict?

By: Anthony Downs (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9780815719335
Number Of Pages: 288

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Advocates of growth management and smart growth often propose policies that raise housing prices, thereby making housing less affordable to many households trying to buy or rent homes. Such policies include urban growth boundaries, zoning restrictions on multi-family housing, utility district lines, building permit caps, and even construction moratoria. Does this mean there is an inherent conflict between growth management and smart growth on the one hand, and creating more affordable housing on the other? Or can growth management and smart growth promote policies that help increase the supply of affordable housing? These issues are critical to the future of affordable housing because so many local communities are adopting various forms of growth management or smart growth in response to growth-related problems. Those problems include rising traffic congestion, the absorption of open space by new subdivisions, and higher taxes to pay for new infrastructures. This book explores the relationship between growth management and smart growth and affordable housing in depth. It draws from material presented at a symposium on these subjects held at the Brookings Institution in May 2003, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Association of Realtors, and the Fannie Mae Foundation. Contributors seek to inform the debate and provide some useful answers to help the nation accommodate the curtailment of growth in urban and suburban domains while still ensuring a supply of affordable housing. Contributors include Karen Destorel Brown (Brookings), Robert Burchell, (Rutgers University), Daniel Carlson (University of Washington), David L. Crawford (EconsultCorporation), Anthony Downs (Brookings), Ingrid Gould Ellen (New York University), William Fischel (Dartmouth College), George C. Galster (Wayne State University), Jill Khadduri (Abt Associates), Gerrit J. Knaap (University of Maryland), Robert Lang (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Shishir Mathur (University of Washington), Arthur C. Nelson (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Rolf Pendall (Cornell University), Douglas R. Porter, (Growth Management Institute), Michael Pyatok (University of Washington), Michael Schill (New York University School of Law), Samuel R. Staley (Reason Public Policy Institute), Richard P. Voith (Econsult Corporation).

"The book gives excellently documented insights into a current intractable problem in the US, that of affordability of housing in growing regions...Anyone who is looking for a good analysis of current urbanisation in the US with special reference to the issue of the supply of affordable housing, however, must read Anthony Down's book." --Hugo Priemus, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Urban Studies "This book provides one of the most comprehensive attempts to address this issue that has been suprisingly overlooked." --Richard M Haughey, Journal of the American Planning Association

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Does Growth Management Aid or Thwart the Provision of Affordable Housing?p. 20
Commentp. 66
Commentp. 69
Smart Growth and Affordable Housingp. 82
Commentp. 102
Commentp. 106
The Link between Growth Management and Housing Affordability: The Academic Evidencep. 117
Commentp. 158
Commentp. 167
The Effects of Affordable and Multifamily Housing on Market Values of Nearby Homesp. 176
Commentp. 201
Commentp. 204
The Promise and Practice of Inclusionary Zoningp. 212
Commentp. 249
Commentp. 253
Growth Management, Smart Growth, and Affordable Housingp. 264
Contributorsp. 275
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780815719335
ISBN-10: 0815719337
Series: James A. Johnson Metro Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41