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Land-Use Regulation, Income Inequality and Smart Growth

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 27, 2012 10:51 AM
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by Todd Litman last modified Jul 26, 2012

A recent paper by Harvard economists Daniel Shoag and   Peter Ganong titled, Why Has Regional Convergence in the U.S. Stopped?  indicates that land development regulations tend to increase housing costs, which contributes to inequality by excluding lower-income households from more economically productive urban regions. Does this means that planners are guilty of increasing income inequality? read more






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