The Best Laid Plans: How planning prevents economic growth

Jan 24, 2007

In three previous publications the report’s authors have shown that most of the problems with the housing market – low supply, high prices, overcrowding – can be attributed to the planning system.

Evans and Hartwich conclude in The Best Laid Plans that the main objective of planning has been to limit the spatial extent of cities and that this artificial reduction of land supply has severe consequences for society, the environment and the economy.

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Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich

Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich
Chief Economist, 2005-2008 Read Full Bio
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