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Housing costs depriving U.S. economy of billions

Housing costs depriving U.S. economy of billions

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Regulations on new housing — and the resulting shortfall in supply — are costing the U.S. economy billions each year. How? A new study, “Why Do Cities Matter? Local Growth and Aggregate Growth” by Chang-Tai Hsieh of the University of Chicago and Enrico Moretti of UC Berkeley, finds that income disparity in metro areas is […]

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Proof that compact cities lead to reduced car use

Proof that compact cities lead to reduced car use

| February 26, 2015

The more compact the city, the fewer the cars… right? A new study — Connection Between Built Environment and Travel Behavior, published in the Journal of the Transportation Research Board — aims to determine whether that commonly-held wisdom is true. “[T]he compact city concept has become a paradigm of sustainable urban development under the premise […]

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