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.
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?