Zoned Out: Why MA Needs to Legalize Apartments Near Transit


October 21, 2020
10:00am-11:15am EST

Please join Boston Indicators and the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program for the virtual release of a new report that proposes one big, yet also relatively simple, idea for helping on the home building front: adopting a statewide policy to legalize low- to mid-rise multifamily housing (e.g., townhomes and small apartment buildings) near transit. 

This event will feature presentations from two of the paper’s co-authors, Luc Schuster, Director of Boston Indicators, and Jenny Schuetz, Fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.

A panel discussion will follow including people involved in efforts to legalize modest multifamily housing in other parts of the U.S. Over the past two years, states and localities, including Oregon, California and Minneapolis have pursued zoning reform through political organizing and diverse coalition-building, which can offer some lessons for Massachusetts.

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Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Real Estate Development


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