Real estate investors worry a new construction tax will halt construction in an already-heavily taxed city.
A bill would stop the use of private lawyers to try to force residents to pay massive fees for minor crimes.
Over the next 30 years, Texas may overtake the Golden State because it is more welcoming to newcomers.
A DC law bars property owners from redeveloping land containing a full-service gas station, or removing them to make way for other uses.
A California bill that would have greatly liberalized zoning rules failed in the state legislature. The defeat has implications for the broader struggle to expand housing and job opportunities for the poor.
SB 827 would have opened up swaths of California's cities to new construction. Now it's dead.
ACLU steps in to fight zoning regulations that appear to let officials veto art based on content.
Troy Kashanipour's experience trying to erect a code-compliant home on his own property shows how stacked San Francisco's approval process is against builders.
Recent evidence suggests it actually reduces it.
Many of Judy Wu's tenants remain at risk of eviction.
"There is nothing inherent" to strip clubs "that causes crime," say city planners.
The symposium focuses on Brink Lindsey and Steve Teles' important new book describing how several forms of government regulation slow economic growth, increase inequality, and reduce opportunities for the poor.
Cited for building the treehouse without a proper permit, the family must now file for permits to tear it down.
By greatly reducing zoning restrictions on housing construction, Bill 827 could massively expand opportunity for large numbers of people.
The city's goal is to curb "unconscious bias." But the policy is based on dangerous premises, and is likely to harm tenants more than it benefits them.
A court says a city can squash your property rights because it thinks vegetables are ugly.
The U.S. Supreme Court said local regulators could treat two lots owned by the same family as if they were a single parcel. A new law aims to stop that.