Land Use Regulation and Housing Affordability

February 10, 2021 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

Since the early twentieth century, land use regulations, including zoning and construction permit schemes, have become entrenched in cities and towns throughout the United States. While some land use regulation is certainly warranted, what happens when land use regulation goes too far? How are these schemes implemented, and who are they designed to benefit? This event will feature Dr. Emily Hamilton of the Mercatus Center, an economist, who will discuss how land use regulation impacts housing affordability and potential reforms. Duke Property Law Professor Kathryn Bradley will join the panel to discuss what current legal doctrine has to say about these issues, along with how she has seen them manifest in Durham. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-Sponsored by the Duke Political Science Department and the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions. For more information, please contact Brendan Clemente at Log in with meeting ID: 917 2056 5520, or this link: