Zoned Out: Why Massachusetts Needs to Legalize Apartments Near Transit

Please join Boston Indicators and the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program for the virtual release of a new report that proposes one big, yet also relatively simple, idea for helping on the home building front: adopting a statewide policy to legalize low- to mid-rise multifamily housing (e.g., townhomes and small apartment buildings) near transit.

This event will feature presentations from two of the paper’s co-authors, Luc Schuster, Director of Boston Indicators, and Jenny Schuetz, Fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.

A panel discussion will follow including people involved in efforts to legalize modest multifamily housing in other parts of the U.S. Over the past two years, states and localities, including Oregon, California and Minneapolis have pursued zoning reform through political organizing and diverse coalition-building, which can offer some lessons for Massachusetts.


For more about the report, also see Fixing Greater Boston’s Housing Crisis Starts with Legalizing Apartments Near Transit

Photo by Anthony DELANOIX on Unsplash

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10:00 am - 11:15 am