New urban development [electronic resource] : looking back to see forward / Claude Gruen.Material type: TextPublication details: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xi, 228 p.) : illISBN: 9780813550381 (electronic bk.); 0813550386 (electronic bk.); 9780813547930 (hardcover); 0813547938 (hardcover)Subject(s): Cities and towns | Social Science | Cities and towns -- Growth | Housing policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / UrbanGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: New urban development.DDC classification: 307.76 LOC classification: HT371 | .G7128 2010ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Constraints on housing additions escalate prices -- Vitality from growth and freedom to change -- Encouraging the expansion of land use and constraining it -- Housing market structure -- How neighborhoods change, why occupants change neighborhoods -- The turn against expansion and growth -- Suburbanization and sprawl -- Urban policies for the new economy.
The recent recession is one result of how local planning laws and practices have stifled competition, discouraged innovation, and artificially pushed up prices in America's most economically vibrant regions. Economist and consultant Claude Gruen unravels the story behind how these unintended consequences have resulted from the evolution of local zoning, growth controls, and laws intended to increase housing affordability.
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