In urban cores and cities across the U.S., planning departments have been attempting to address the housing crisis. Increased density is one tool they have been using. Some of this planning is conducted on a regional basis through collective action by cities and counties, and where there are transportation and infrastructure projects are usually the hubs for new housing starts.
This is on top of developers attempting to take advantage of the very same density gains in order to profit. After all, there are only so many sweet spots to build on. On the one hand, cities need affordable housing. On the other, developers naturally want to build for profit. So what do we do to meet both sets of goals?
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