Want to learn more about how zoning affects you and your neighbors? We've collected a reading list to introduce the history of how zoning affects the rent you pay today and how accessible your city is.
Affordability, Inequality and Mobility
- “Why Falling Home Prices Could Be a Good Thing,” by Conor Doughtery on New York Time’s The Upshot
- “Stuck! The Law and Economics of Residential Stability” by David Schleicher in the Yale Law Journal
- “Housing Constraints and Spatial Misallocation” by Chang-Tai Hsieh and Enrico Moretti
- “Is Housing Inequality the Main Driver of Economic Inequality?” by Richard Florida at CityLab
- “Press Briefing: Homeownership and Housing Wealth” by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- "Deciphering the Fall and Rise in the Net Capital Share: Accumulation or Scarcity?” by Matthew Rognlie
Sustainability and Climate Change
- "Green Metropolis: What the City Can Teach the Country about True Sustainability" by David Owen
- “Green Cities, Brown Suburbs” by Ed Glaeser on City Journal
- “Searching for the Right Parking Spot: Minimum Parking Requirements and Housing Affordability in New York City” by the Furman Center at NYU
- “Home Parking Convenience, Household Car Usage, and Implications to Residential Parking Policies,” by Zhan Guo in Transport Policy/
- "Guaranteed Parking-Guaranteed Driving” by Rachel Weinberger at Transportation Alternatives
Race, Gentrification and Segregation
- "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America" by Richard Rothstein
- “Redlining: How one racist, Depression-Era Policy still shapes New York’s real estate,” by Emily Nonko on Brick Underground.
- “The State of Segregation in the Suburbs,” by Brian Resnick and Stephanie Stamm on The Atlantic.