Land-Use Regulation and Commuting Patterns

Land-use regulations are one of the primary ways in which state and local governments influence the urban landscape, affecting where people live, how much they commute and the impact they have on the environment. Using a new, novel data on the stringency of land-use regulation in the U.S. over the past decades, the project proposes to study the effect of local regulation on individual housing and commuting decisions. Furthermore, the project will pair the data on land-use regulation with demographic data from the U.S. Census to examine whether land-use policies disproportionately affect particular socioeconomic or demographic groups

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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $169582.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Start Date: 20120602
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39215

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01556878
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC01, HVDR24-14A
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 13 2015 1:00AM