Community Engagement and Housing
Season 2, Episode 2
This week, on episode 2 of the CitySCOPE podcast, Joy Chen, Charles Gress and Kate Cooney speak with Anika Singh Lemar and David Schleicher, both of Yale Law School, about the ways in which land use community engagement practices might actually hinder rather than help the development of new housing supply. Access to safe, suitable, and affordable housing is a cornerstone of inclusive community and economic development, but cities around the United States are experiencing significant shortages in affordable housing and housing supply in general does not always keep up with demand. We discuss models to overcome barriers to equitable participation processes in affordable housing development. We also discuss how process reforms, such as procedural rules, ”zoning budgets” and comprehensive plans with binding targets, might allow for more housing supply.
Tune in for an interesting conversation!
1. Two articles by David Schleicher referenced in the episode:
2. Photo credit: Katia Kelly