Local land-use policies shape the form and characteristics of cities and neighborhoods, affecting people’s access to housing, jobs, schools, open space, public services, and transportation. Urban experts, including our Land Use Lab team, evaluate how land-use regulations interact with other policy areas and market forces to influence housing production and affordability, social and racial equity, mobility, economic opportunity, and sustainability. City councilors to state legislators to housing affordability activists rely on Urban’s land-use data and analysis to inform strategies to create more equitable communities, provide better access to amenities, and improve the well-being of all residents.


Land Use Lab at Urban 

Zoning Insights: Explore Data from the National Longitudinal Land Use Survey


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