Infill Development

By | September 17, 2019

The process of developing vacant or under-used parcels within existing urban areas that are already largely developed. Many communities have vacant land within jurisdictional limits, which, for various reasons, has been passed over in the normal course of urbanization. The Municipal Research and Services Center

Institutional Racism

By | January 29, 2019

Policies and practices, within and across institutions, that intentionally or not, produce outcomes that chronically favor or put a racial group at a disadvantage. Examples can be found in our school disciplinary practices, our criminal justice system and in many employment sectors with regard to hiring, firing and promotions. The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community… Read more »

Inclusionary Zoning

By | June 14, 2018

Local requirement and/or incentive for developers to create below-market rental apartments or for-sale homes in connection with the local zoning approval of a proposed market-rate development project. Often accompanied by “density bonus” to offset the cost of providing the below market-rate units. Below market-rate units are sometimes required to be produced at the same location… Read more »