We know that any “Green New Deal” proposing economic and environmental reforms must address housing. If we have any hope of lowering our emissions, we’ll need reforms like these. The lowest-energy, lowest-cost housing—“four floors and corner stores,” as the writer Laura Loe puts it—is simply illegal today in too many important places. Nobody, private or public, is allowed to build it.
From Greener zoning regulations would let Portlanders live the lives we want by Michael Andersen and Sara Wright (via YIMBYtown)