December 14, 2017

Chris Brown - Building Gated Cities: Economic Effects of Housing Limits

November 09, 2017

Chris Brown - Building Gated Cities: Economic Effects of Housing Limits

Colorado’s rapid growth has inspired local elected officials and residents to consider initiatives to limit permits for new home construction.

We cordially invite you to join us for a guest webinar on Thursday, December 14th from 2 to 3 p.m. EST by Chris Brown, Director of Policy and Research at the Common Sense Policy Roundtable, a nonprofit, free-enterprise think tank based in Colorado.

Through a partnership among Common Sense Policy Roundtable, Colorado Association of Realtors, Colorado Concern, and Denver South Economic Development Partnership, Mr. Brown authored a report that looked at the economic and fiscal effects of restricting housing growth in the city of Lakewood, Colorado. In addition to Lakewood, supporters of deterring growth in Colorado have proposed a statewide ballot measure that would create limitations for housing development across 10 Front Range counties.

Mr. Brown examined how, in an effort to increase quality of life and decrease regional congestion, policy makers offered a proposal to cap Lakewood housing growth that created a risk of unintended consequences. The partnership is also assessing the potential impacts of the statewide measure, which could appear on the ballot next year.

For this webinar, Mr. Brown will discuss his findings and how he evaluated potential impacts using REMI’s dynamic economic modeling. The legislation would negatively impact the housing costs in the region while displacing nearly $1.5 billion in construction investments and household disposable income.

A Q&A opportunity will follow the webinar presentation.

The presentation will be approximately one hour in length and we offer this free of charge via the Citrix GoToWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.

Thank you and we hope you can attend!