The Insightful Troll

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Zoning Policies Leading to US Housing Crisis

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From the start some notable differences ultimately lead to German neighborhoods to be a lot more walkable livable and lively. American neighborhoods to be nearly completely dependent on cars…

An interesting take on a major cause of the current US housing affordability crisis.

As an American travelling to Europe, you notice this immediately. Every neighborhood just seems to be more integrated and self suficient. And you can get to just about anywhere by walking or bicycling. More importantly its is safe to walk and bicycle in European cities.

In the US, zoning rules segregate people by economic capability. Just drive around any suburb in the US and this becomes obvious.