The Oregon legislature recently approved a bill that bans single-family only zoning in cities throughout the state. This legislation is the first of its kind in the United States, and these types of zoning changes can generate significant impacts on land use and the regional economy.
Please feel free to join REMI for a special guest webinar, “Modeling the Impact of Zoning Changes on Land Use in REMI,” that will be hosted by ECONorthwest’s Project Director and Senior Economist Michael Wilkerson, Ph.D. and Economist Marley Buchman on Wednesday, January 22nd from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET).
During their presentation, Dr. Wilkerson and Mr. Buchman will demonstrate an approach for modeling the potential impact of zoning changes on housing production, in addition to explaining an approach for estimating the associated economic and fiscal impacts.
States other than Oregon, including Minnesota and California, have begun addressing their housing and zoning policies in order to combat rising housing costs and diminishing availability. This special guest webinar presented by ECONorthwest discusses the tools available to policy makers that can assist in achieving their zoning goals and tackling regional housing challenges.
Dr. Wilkerson and Mr. Buchman are prepared to explore the economic effects of revised land use and zoning policies during their guest webinar, as well as provide overviews of how Oregon reached this landmark decision and the methodologies implemented when using REMI to analyze housing, zoning, and land use.