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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

July 10, 2019

Does Historic Preservation Limit Affordable Housing?

By David Reiss

I answer that it can in CQ Researcher’s Historic Preservation:  Can The Past Escape The Wrecking Ball? Many people fail to realize that land use policies like historic preservation involve big trade-offs. The most important one is that if you want … Continue reading

March 18, 2019

Skyscraper’s Future up in The Air

By David Reiss

The New York Law Journal quoted me in Upper West Side Skyscraper’s Future Uncertain After NY State Court Ruling. The story opens, The development at 200 Amsterdam Ave. in Manhattan is slated to be the tallest building on the Upper … Continue reading

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March 18, 2019 in Land Use | Permalink | No Comments

April 23, 2018

Promoting Equitable Transit-Oriented Development

By David Reiss

Enteprise has released a report, Promoting Opportunity through Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD): Navigating Federal Transportation Policy. It opens, Transportation, housing and land use decisions that form the foundation of our development patterns are made at every level of government. While … Continue reading

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April 23, 2018 in Land Use | Permalink | No Comments

April 16, 2018

Cities With the Worst Rent

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in Cities With the Worst Rent: Is This How Much You’re Coughing Up? It opens, Sure, rents are too dang high just about everywhere, but people living in Los Angeles really have a right to complain: New analysis by Forbes has found … Continue reading

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April 16, 2018 in Land Use | Permalink | No Comments

April 11, 2018

Planning for a Wetter Future

By David Reiss

  Enterprise has issued Safer and Stronger Cities: Strategies for Advocating for Federal Resilience Policy. The report offers a menu of federal recommendations organized into five chapters focusing on infrastructure, housing, economic development and public safety. Each chapter includes a set of strategies, … Continue reading

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April 11, 2018 in Land Use | Permalink | No Comments

February 21, 2018

Zoning and Housing Affordability

By David Reiss

Vanessa Brown Calder has posted Zoning, Land-Use Planning, and Housing Affordability to SSRN. It opens, Local zoning and land-use regulations have increased substantially over the decades. These constraints on land development within cities and suburbs aim to achieve various safety, … Continue reading

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February 21, 2018 in Land Use | Permalink | No Comments

November 30, 2017

Storm-Induced Delinquencies

By David Reiss

The Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center has released its November 2017 Housing Finance at a Glance Chartbook. The Introduction looks out how this summer’s big storms have pushed up delinquency rates: The Mortgage Bankers Association recently released the results … Continue reading

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November 30, 2017 in Land Use | Permalink | No Comments