Zoning and Equity

Location: Virtual

Speaker(s): Sara Bronin, Amy Dain, Lydia Edwards, Harley Etienne

Historically, zoning laws have restricted affordable housing and perpetuated the racial wealth gap. This event will explore innovative approaches by state and local governments to achieve greater housing equity across communities. Is zoning the most effective solution to remedy lack of access to affordable housing? What is the best approach to remedy years of discriminatory impact?


  • Sara Bronin, Professor of Planning and Law at Cornell University
  • Amy Dain, Consultant, Amy Dain Research; Participatory Moderator
  • Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor, District One
  • Harley Etienne, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan

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This event was hosted by The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School.

Co-Sponsor(s): Boston College Black Law Students Association

View of multifamily and single family homes.