Housing, urban growth and inequalities: The limits to deregulation and upzoning in reducing economic and spatial inequality

  title={Housing, urban growth and inequalities: The limits to deregulation and upzoning in reducing economic and spatial inequality},
  author={Andr{\'e}s Rodr{\'i}guez‐Pose and Michael Storper},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={223 - 248}
Urban economics and branches of mainstream economics – what we call the ‘housing as opportunity’ school of thought – have been arguing that shortages of affordable housing in dense agglomerations represent a fundamental barrier to economic development. Housing shortages are considered to limit migration into thriving cities, curtailing their expansion potential, generating rising social and spatial inequalities and inhibiting national growth. According to this dominant view, relaxing zoning and… 

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