Christian Perspectives on Euclidian Zoning

Monday, 30 Dec 2013

Euclidian zoning has several economic effects. These effects can be seen clearly in cities with exclusionary zoning like Detroit. The first effect is felt immediately, and the second effect becomes more evident as economic conditions change. The first effect of exclusionary zoning is to create a high bar for entry into a neighborhood. It says the price of entry is the ability to afford a set amount of land. Generally, the higher the density the lower the land cost. Therefore, the poor are effectively segregated from the rich by an all-inclusive policy decree. Detroit's zoning laws ...

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