Exclusionary Zoning and the Limits of Judicial Impact

Journal of Planning Education & Research, 2019, Forthcoming

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-16

48 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2019

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Nicholas Marantz

University of California, Irvine School of Law; University of California, Irvine - Department of Planning, Policy and Design

Huixin Zheng

University of California, Irvine - Department of Planning, Policy and Design

Date Written: April 1, 2019

Abstract

Courts in the neighboring states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania have taken divergent approaches to local exclusionary zoning, which entails land use regulations restricting the development of housing affordable to low- and moderate-income households. Using difference-in-differences regression models, we assess whether this variation has affected the availability of townhome and apartment units. We also validate the use of unit type as a proxy for occupant income. We find that New Jersey's approach was associated with increases in the stock of townhome and apartment units relative to suburban jurisdictions in New York State, but not Pennsylvania.

Keywords: Housing, Land Use, Planning Law

Suggested Citation

Marantz, Nicholas and Zheng, Huixin, Exclusionary Zoning and the Limits of Judicial Impact (April 1, 2019). Journal of Planning Education & Research, 2019, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-16, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3363979

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Huixin Zheng

University of California, Irvine - Department of Planning, Policy and Design

300 Social Ecology I
Irvine, CA 92697-7075
United States

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