All posts tagged “city observatory

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The 0.1%

City Observatory recently published a post called, The 0.1 percent solution: Inclusionary zoning’s fatal scale problem.  I recognize the political attractiveness of this land use policy, but I’ve always been skeptical about its effectiveness.  Here’s an excerpt from the post: “While inclusionary zoning gets top… Read More

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Free ice cream

I was out for dinner this evening and the topic of road tolls (road pricing) came up. All of us at the table agreed that this was a missed opportunity for Toronto. Yes we proposed it, but then we got cold feet and backed away.… Read More

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Collective action problem

I like this excerpt from City Observatory: “More broadly, this paper reminds us of the salience of stigma to neighborhood development. Once a neighborhood acquires a reputation in the collective local consciousness for being a place that is risky, declining, crime-ridden or unattractive, it may… Read More

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Driving in the HOT lane

Joe Cortright of City Observatory recently published an interesting post on HOT lanes (high-occupancy toll lanes) and cited a research paper by Austin Gross (University of Washington) and Daniel Brent (Louisiana State University). The paper looked at the behavioral response of drivers to dynamic HOT… Read More

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Detroit on the move

Between 2001 and 2010, Detroit lost more than 200,000 jobs. It went from over 900,000 jobs to a low of about 690,000 jobs. All of this was happening while the United States was experiencing – up until 2008 at least – an economic growth cycle.… Read More