Against the Neighborhood Veto
44 Real Est. L.J. 82 (2015)
16 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2015
Date Written: 2015
American zoning often gives neighborhoods elective veto power over nearby real estate development. This “neighborhood veto” sometimes artificially reduces housing supply and urban density, thus making housing more expensive and making American cities more dependent on automobiles. This article criticizes the common arguments that neighborhood activists use to restrict development.
Note: 2015© Thomson Reuters. This article originally appeared in The Real Estate Law Journal, Volume 44, Issue 1 (Summer 2015). Reprinted here with permission of Thomson Reuters.
Keywords: nimby, zoning, neighborhood, rezoning, development, land use
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