Hannah Lebovits

Hannah Lebovits

Hannah Lebovits is a Ph.D. student at Cleveland State University studying suburban and metropolitan governance. She is a regular contributor to Cleveland Scene and her writing has appeared in The Forward, Belt Magazine, and peer-reviewed journals. Views here are her own.

A construction crane in front of tall residential buildings in Seattle, with the port's cranes in the background.

No, Zoning Reform Isn’t Magic. But It’s Crucial.

The finding of a new study—that upzoning didn’t quickly increase development in areas of Chicago—shouldn’t make zoning reform any less of a priority.