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Policy Category: Cost of Building

Making Missing Middle Pencil: The Math Behind Small-Scale Housing Development

This brief examines the financial feasibility of building missing middle housing, such as duplexes, fourplexes, and ten-unit buildings, in California.…

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Making It Pencil: the Math Behind Housing Development – 2023 Update

This brief explains the basics of how developers build new housing in California, aiming to serve as a resource for…

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Knowledge Exchange Rates: Industrialized Construction in the United Kingdom

In early December, the Terner Center joined the U.S. delegation of individuals working in academia, government, and the built environment…

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The Cost to Build New Housing Keeps Rising: State Legislation Aiming to Reverse the Upwards Trend

Authors: Muhammad Alameldin, David Garcia The constraints on housing supply are a significant contributor to the current housing crisis. The…

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Scaling Up Off-Site Construction in Southern California

  Author: Tyler Pullen, Graduate Student Researcher Advised by: Elizabeth Kneebone, Research Director Carol Galante, Founder and Adviser   Read…

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Off-Site Construction in Los Angeles County

Read the full paper here. Author: Tyler Pullen, Graduate Student Researcher Advisors: Carolina Reid, Faculty Research Advisor Elizabeth Kneebone, Research…

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The Complexity of Financing Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Housing in the United States

Read the full paper here. Authors: Elizabeth Kneebone and Carolina Reid For additional resources, see┬áThe Cost of Building Housing Research…

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Strategies to Lower Cost and Speed Housing Production: A Case Study of San Francisco’s 833 Bryant Street Project

Author: Nathaniel Decker, Post-Doctoral Scholar Read the full analysis here.

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Revisiting California’s Density Bonus Law: Analysis of SB 1085 and AB 2345

Author: David Garcia, Policy Director Read the full paper here.

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