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Internal Research

Internal analyses of our projects serve as a mechanism for delineating the costs, benefits, and constraints of our portfolio, producing guidelines about how our pilot programs can be replicated and expanded upon.

We believe that there is a significant gap in the understanding of how policy varies between different municipalities within individual metropolitan areas. As each jurisdiction controls their own zoning policy, a suburban neighborhood may require exorbitantly large lot sizes, or a central business district may require sizable impact fees or a difficult neighborhood review process. If we can identify how individual policies such as these affect housing affordability and segregation, we can provide a valuable contribution to academics, practitioners, and policymakers.