Faculty: John Infranca, Associate Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School and Michael Lewyn, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute on Land Use and Sustainable Development and Associate Professor of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
- Moderator: Andrea Boyack (Washburn)
Throughout much of the United States a lack of sufficient housing has contributed to rising costs for renters and prospective homeowners. While Yes In My Back Yards (YIMBY) and others advocate for reducing regulatory restrictions, opponents contend that increasing supply will not reduce housing costs or that it will radically alter existing neighborhood character. This program will evaluate these claims. It will also discuss, and assess, local and state measures to up zone and permit denser development.