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Can Voter Registration Combat NIMBYism?

Homeless Voting Can Change the Urban Political Calculus

NIMBY land use politics stems from a classic political process failure: the people who would benefit from more housing do not yet live in the jurisdiction where it will be built — and for the most part, do not even know that they will be the ones who will live there. Thus, local officeholders have …

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Charles M. Haar, 1920-2012

Harvard Law School’s Charles Haar, a pioneering land use scholar, passed away last Tuesday at the age of 91.  Dan Filler notes that He was an expert in land use, urban development and property law.  Among his various achievements,  Haar was one of the key draftsmen responsible for developing four of President Johnson’s important urban policy initiatives: the Demonstration …

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