Skip to main content

Exploring Upzoning as a Tool to Increase California’s Housing Supply

As California’s housing crisis worsens, policymakers are increasingly focused on upzoning policies as a way to expand housing supply, particularly in transit and job-rich areas. To help foster an informed conversation about both the potential benefits and risks of upzoning, the Urban Displacement Project and the Terner Center for Housing Innovation collaborated on a series of research briefs that examine issues related to upzoning bills currently being considered in the state legislature.

Read more and check out the interative maps on the project website here.

image of station neighborhoods map
 

Related Articles

California’s Prohousing Designation Program: Rewarding City and County Policies that Boost Housing Supply

In this paper, we examine data for 10 early adopters of California's Prohousing Designation Program, and assess whether the policies…

Regulations and Land Use

Residential Housing Is Now Allowed in All Commercial Zones: Are California Cities Ready?

Overview  California Assembly Bill 2011 (Wicks) was signed into law by Governor Newsom in September 2022 and went into effect…

Landscape photo of Oakland, California
Regulations and Land Use

The Housing Potential for Land Owned by Faith-Based Organizations and Colleges

This paper updates our 2020 report with expanded data on the potential for development on land owned by faith-based organizations…

Regulations and Land Use

Streamlining Multifamily Housing Production in California: Progress Implementing SB 35

SB 35 was enacted in 2018 to streamline multifamily infill development in jurisdictions that are not meeting their housing production…

Picture of a high-rise white building with garden on top in Los Angeles. Photo credit RMA Photography Inc.
Regulations and Land Use