CHAPTER 3

Costs and Benefits of Land Use Regulation

In collaboration with James Huffman and Caroline Cromer

Land use regulations, such as zoning, ensure that certain resources are protected within communities. Creating cities with specific design features in mind is one of the essential functions of regional planning entities. Although land use regulations often serve as constructive policy solutions, they can sometimes have unintended adverse effects. It is imperative that government entities consider the broader economic implications of these regulations, and take a comprehensive cost–benefit analysis when implementing them. Understanding the positive and negative repercussions that occur as a result is important in gaining an understanding ...

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