Housing Politics Lab

Katherine Einstein, David Glick, and Maxwell Palmer

We are political scientists studying the politics of housing in the United States.

Our goal is to understand the causes of the housing crisis in the United States and the many obstacles preventing the construction of dense and affordable housing. Our work focuses on the intersection of local institutions, such as planning and zoning boards, and the political behavior of the people who participate in the housing permitting process.

Our Work

Our new book, Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis, published by Cambridge University Press. Order on Amazon.

Download a one-page summary of our work on participatory politics in the development process.

Read our article, “Who Participates in Local Government? Evidence from Meeting Minutes”, published in Perspectives on Politics.

Read our new report, “Mayoral Views on Housing Production: Do Planning Goals Match Reality?”

Our Work

Our new book, Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis, published by Cambridge University Press. Order on Amazon.

Download a one-page summary of our work on participatory politics in the development process.

Read our article, “Who Participates in Local Government? Evidence from Meeting Minutes”, published in Perspectives on Politics.

Read our new report, “Mayoral Views on Housing Production: Do Planning Goals Match Reality?”

Press

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City Lab logo
Think Progress logo
Data for Progress logo
Next City logo

About Us

Katherine Levine Einstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University.

David Glick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University.

Maxwell Palmer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University.

About Us

Katherine Levine Einstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University.

David Glick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University.

Maxwell Palmer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University.