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1 How Urban Planners Caused the Housing Crisis

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10 Growth-Management Planning: Efforts to control the rate and/or the location of future growth.

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13 Town & Country Planning Act of 1947

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16 $933,000 in London

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22 Local Area Formation Commissions Annexations Incorporation of cities Municipal utility districts

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24 NIMBY Growth Management

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31 Smart Growth: Efforts to make urban areas denser and more transit-, bicycle-, and pedestrian-friendly.

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48 Rule: Housing becomes expensive when developers no longer have access to vacant, unregulated land outside of city limits

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54 “Government regulation is responsible for high housing costs where they exist.” Edward Glaeser & Joseph Gyourko

55 “Restricting housing supply leads to greater volatility in housing prices.” —Edward Glaeser

56 Source: Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight

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58 Higher unemployment rates Ensures that only affluent people can afford to live in a region “Boutique cities catering only to an elite”

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62 Source: Stan Liebowitz, Univ. of Texas

63 S.B. 375 mandates further densification to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

64 To prevent an even worse bubble in the next economic cycle, we must repeal growth-management laws and plans. But the Obama administration wants to mandate such plans in all major metropolitan areas.

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67 End Government Planning Repeal state planning laws Minimize city planning Forbid county zoning Replace planning with: User fees & special districts Deed restrictions, not zoning Mission-specific agencies

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73 Preserving the American Dream Conference Defending Mobility and Homeownership June 10-12, 2010 Orlando, Florida

74 For more information: Web sites: ti.org cato.org americandreamcoalition.or g For updates, give me your address


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