The Center for Opportunity Urbanism is a think tank for ideas and policies that enable cities to drive opportunity for the bulk of their ...
The Center for Opportunity Urbanism is a think tank for ideas and policies that enable cities to drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens. Opportunity Urbanism Principles: -The primary organizing principle of cities should be the creation of opportunity and social mobility. -People should have a range of neighborhood choices (including suburban), rather than being socially engineered into high-density, transit-oriented developments beloved by overly prescriptive planners. -Restricting housing supply unreasonably through regulation drives up costs and harms the middle class. -Education impacts housing choices, forcing parents to overpay in the few good school districts or move further out of the core city. Making educational alternatives available for working and middle class families is essential to upward mobility and long-term urban growth. -Supporting the needs of middle-class families should be just as important, if not more, than the needs of the child