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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: November 2019

2 - Neighborhood Defenders and the Power of Delay


Chapter 2 develops our theory, highlighting how land use regulations and participatory inequalities come together to constrain the supply of new housing. We use a detailed case study of a Catholic Church redevelopment project to illustrate how neighbors opposed to development are able to delay development and reduce what gets built by participating in the planning and permitting process.

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