Cities and Zoning: the Conundrum

Tim Hedberg from Motivo produced a short documentary about the exodus of families from urban centers like Seattle and the role zoning plays in that trend. While zoning is intended to create more affordable housing in large cities in response to growing demand, many families are being priced out as a result. The film features multiple experts who disagree with each other on the root cause of the problems and solutions. The film was created for the Regulatory Transparency Project.

There is a range of affordable housing supporters in the Geek Estate Mastermind, many of whom joined a virtual discussion on affordable housing facilitated by Matt Hoffman a couple of weeks ago.

I won’t hide from the truth: I’m not an expert on the topic. What do you think, to zone or not to zone?

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