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Portland is a PR machine for light rail & streetcar

Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon          

“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector: the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown





Cost Of Housing

Density Will Not Make Housing Affordable

Can U.S. Cities Compensate for Curbing Sprawl by Growing Denser?  (local)

Growth Management Laws are Destructive

 Why housing In Seattle-King County Is “Severely Unaffordable”  

public policy have not made land scarce enough

Zoning Increases Housing Cost

Why Many Portlanders Can't afford a house

Common Deceptions About Growth Boundaries

Planning Caused the Housing Bubble

Portland’s planning has doubled the cost of housing

Cost of Housing Comparisons  

Housing Cost Studies   

Why California is more unaffordable than Oregon (pdf)

Growth Management and Affordable Housing

House Price Index

National City Housing Price Report (pdf)   local

Cost of High Density Construction

Affordable Living for the Middle-Income (Glaeser)

97213 - one of 10 most overpriced zip codes (Forbes)

Most expensive markets in the U.S. are the most liberal

UW study: Rules add $200,000 to Seattle house price

OECD Study: Housing and the Economy:

Policies for Renovation

How the California Dream Became a Nightmare

Why Portland’s Affordability plan will fail


The Planning Penalty

How Smart Growth Makes Housing Unaffordable


Housing Related

Phantom Exodus Driven by Phony Cost Comparisons

(Big city really does cost more!)


The Mass Migration of New Yorkers to Other States (immigration makes up the difference)


The Myth of the Back-to-the-City Migration   (pdf)


Liberals and Unaffordable Housing: Cause or Effect?


Homeowners in Auckland's fringe save up to $50,000 a year








Updated August 2, 2017

Chart is from 7th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

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High Rises cost 300% the cost of sprawl

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