From San Francisco Business Times:

Bay Area

Younger Bay Area residents are more likely to support housing development compared to older residents, possibly signaling a generational shift towards more density in one of the most expensive regions in the country, according to a new report from the Bay Area Council.

Millennials, or those between 18 and 33, voiced the highest support for new housing in their neighborhood, with 64 percent saying they wanted new growth in the study. Support dropped off as the age of the respondent rose, with 60 percent of Gen X residents (ages 34 to 49) supporting new housing, 49 percent of baby boomers (50 to 64), and 44 percent of seniors (over 65) supporting new development.



  1. Democracy is a continuum, not a binary. And there is such a thing as too much democracy.

    Democracy =/= majoritarianism. Democracy should not be used by the majority to vote themselves goodies at the expense of the minority. I think the city planning process is “too democratic”. People should not be able to vote legal restrictions on parcels of land they do not own so as to preserve their own view, or preserve some neighborhood characteristic, or prop up their own house price.

    Your right to “see over my property” supersedes my right to develop my own property. Your right to the “feel of your neighborhood” supersedes my right to build upon my own land. How grotesquely communitarian! Legal scholars – how is this even constitutional?

    Well, I guess here’s why…

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