The Best Laid Plans: How planning prevents economic growth.You can download the report here [PDF].
In three previous publications the report's authors, Alan W. Evans and Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich, have shown that most of the problems with the housing market - low supply, high prices, overcrowding - can be attributed to the planning system. They conclude in this report 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.
LINKS: The Best Laid Plans: How planning prevents economic growth - Policy Exchange [52-page PDF]
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