Harvard Graduate School of Design
Ben Forman, Director of Research, MassINC and Victoria Orozco, Research Officer, The Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation
City of Revere and the MAPC
Tech Leng, Director of Planning and Community Development
Description of Fellowship
Bobby worked with the City of Revere and the MAPC on how inclusionary zoning can be structured to advance the City’s affordable housing goals.
Bobby started his summer with a survey of current housing conditions, culminating in a database of all multifamily housing development to occur in the last decade. This data was first synthesized to highlight inequities and opportunities under conditions, then used to model how different policy parameters could increase affordable housing production, affect development incentives, and how this all varies between geographies and submarkets. Finally, he made policy recommendations to the city and regional staff that advocated for a balance between maximizing affordable housing production and maintaining administrative simplicity.