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Does the Threat of Gentrification Justify Restrictive Zoning?
Real Estate Law Journal (2017)
  • Michael Lewyn
Historically, progressives have opposed restrictive zoning, arguing that by restricting the housing supply to high-end housing, zoning reduces the supply of housing available to lower-income Americans. But recently, some progressives have suggested that new market-rate housing facilitates gentrification and displacement of lower-income renters. This article critically examines that theory.
  • gentrification,
  • housing,
  • urban,
  • rent,
  • zoning,
  • market-rate
Publication Date
Winter 2017
Citation Information
46 Real Est. L.J. 447 (2017)