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Amidst a great deal of hand-wringing about the plight of American cities, it's worth remembering that New York came back from worse.
The Atlantic recently published a great piece entitled, "The Anti-California, How Montana performed a housing miracle." The author details all the problems Montana was having with housing affordability, resulting from strict and costly regulations and existing homeowners who rise up to oppose any new development. This will be familair to anyone who has worked on municipal housing issues. The "miracle' the title alludes to is how swiftly the state legislature acted to overcome those hurdles. Faced with high housing costs due to restricted supply and the NIMBY opposition that popped this up, the article focused on how state leaders acted.
After many decades of reinvestment and repopulation, some American downtowns are now showing signs of hollowing out again.
On October 25, Nolan Gray of CaliforniaYIMBY addressed an audience at the Kansas City Library on housing and zoning policy as part of the library's Making a Great City speaker series.
Three new policy recommendations give local leaders tools for reforming their police forces -- without waiting on action from federal or state authorities.
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