How Racism Shaped the Housing Crisis & What We Can Do About It

How Racism Shaped the Housing Crisis & What We Can Do About It

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Our very latest ebook is hot off the presses, so to speak. This free ebook is a compilation of all of the articles in our series: “How Racism Shaped the Housing Crisis & What We Can Do About It.” We explore the history of land use and housing policy in the United States, solutions to the housing crisis with a focus on how to increase equity, and conversations we’ve hosted about it.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Context

  • Zoned apart: How the US failed to share land but should start today
  • Cities at turning point: Will upzoning ease housing inequalities or build on zoning’s racist legacy?
  • How pro-density advocates in Minneapolis took on single-family zoning — and won
  • Timeline of 100 years of racist housing policy that created a separate and unequal America
  • 8 Must Read Books on U.S. Land Use and Housing Policy

Part 2: Solutions

  • Can zoning reform undo “50 years of bad policy?”
  • Bringing equity to the forefront of urban planning
  • How some cities are looking to in-law units to ease the housing crunch and build more diverse neighborhoods
  • How to ease the US housing crisis? Import strategic policy from abroad
  • Why CLTs and city land banks should work together to create permanently affordable housing

Part 3: Parting Thoughts

  • Segregation By Design author expects political battle between fair housing opponents and proponents
  • Author Richard Rothstein calls for new civil rights movement to address housing scarcity and injustice