Our shared future rests in large part on what we do with the land beneath our feet. How we use, and how we care for it.

We compile and analyze data on how local governments regulate land use to provide the actionable insights leaders need to achieve their goals—climate, equity, affordability, and more—for the land on which we live.


Learn about our research and recommendations to changes in local policy.

Read our findings.

You can read At-a-Glance summaries of places or learn more about a topic we cover. You can dive deeper into either by reading our publications and reports.

Explore our data.

You can explore our 2014-2017 data on housing approvals in twenty jurisdictions on your own using the map.