Housing and the Preemption Puzzle

City planners must understand how preemption works

Writing in Planning Magazine, vice president of law & policy Ben Winig recently argued that, to address the nation’s housing crisis, city planners must understand and confront the misuse of state preemption and protect the role of local governments to act as “laboratories of democracy.”

According to Winig, planners have an indispensable role to play in addressing the housing crisis. “In light of the intensifying housing crisis across the U.S., it is critical for planners to understand preemption and how it is being deployed so they can effectively work toward protecting, preserving, and expanding safe, affordable, and high-quality housing for their local communities.”

This article was produced with support from the Local Solutions Support Center

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