Urban Planning, Foreclosures and the Recession

My recent blog post on’s Interchange sparked an extensive debate and discussion on the role of land-use planning and the housing bubble. The discussion thread does a good job of encapsulating some of the main concerns and rebuttals by professional planners when someone raises the simple possibility that growth controls increase housing costs.

Reason has published several studies on the impact of growth management laws, including ones on Washington State and Florida here, and an update on Florida for the James Madison Institute here.