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Expert Insights on Inclusionary Zoning

An in-depth look at the evidence, policy considerations, and impact

April 29, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Expert Insights on Inclusionary Zoning

On April 29, 2019, elected officials, city planners, housing developers and researchers, and nonprofit housing practitioners from across Minnesota gathered at this workshop presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Family Housing Fund.


READ THE EVENT SUMMARYExpert Insights on Inclusionary Zoning: A report on the Minneapolis Fed, Family Housing Fund conference


Inclusionary Housing Policies in the Twin Cities [PDF]
This document offers a comparison of known existing inclusionary zoning (IZ) policies in the Twin Cities metro area (specifically, for the cities of Bloomington, Edina, Minneapolis, Richfield, and St. Louis Park). We invite policymakers, developers, and advocates to use it as a resource for understanding how different IZ policies have been structured to date.


For additional insight on the topics discussed at this event, we invite you to explore the readings linked below in the agenda.



8:30 a.m.

Check-in, continental breakfast, and networking

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and overview | Video


Alene Tchourumoff, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 


Ron Feldman, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

9:10 a.m.

The ABCs of IZ: How does it work? Is it right for your city? | Video


Jenny Schuetz, David M. Rubenstein Fellow—Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution


For further reading:

Silver Bullet or Trojan Horse? The Effects of Inclusionary Zoning on Housing Markets

Jenny Schuetz, Rachel Meltzer, and Vicki Been. Working Paper 08-01, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University. June 9, 2008.

9:30 a.m.

Is IZ inclusionary: How does design shape program outcomes? | Video


Heather Schwartz, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation


For further reading:

Is Inclusionary Zoning Inclusionary? A Guide for Practitioners

Heather L. Schwartz, Liisa Ecola, Kristin J. Leuschner, and Aaron Kofner. RAND Corporation, 2012.

9:50 a.m.

Chicago Affordable Requirements Ordinance: Lessons learned | Video


Anthony Simpkins, Managing Deputy Commissioner, Housing Bureau at City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development


10:10 a.m.

Audience Q&A

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Inclusionary zoning decisions: Developing a road map

Attendees will work in small groups to identify key next steps on inclusionary zoning. Recommendations will be shared in a large group format.


Discussion facilitator: Ellen Sahli, President and Chief Executive Officer, Family Housing Fund

11:45 a.m.

The affordable housing crisis: Moving to action | Video


Jacob Frey, Mayor, City of Minneapolis

For further reading:

Inclusionary Housing—Minneapolis: Policy Recommendations and Economic Feasibility Analysis

Grounded Solutions Network. September 2018.

12:00 p.m.

Networking lunch

1:00 p.m.