Regulating Land Use During a Pandemic

A Regulatory Transparency Project Teleforum

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant changes in urban land use. Where possible, companies have shifted to partial or full remote work, leaving some office buildings to sit empty. Firms in the service industry have sought to move dining, working out, and other activities outdoors where possible. It remains to be seen whether some of all of these changes in behavior will be permanent. What role do policymakers have to play in facilitating efficient land use during this uncertain time?


  • Yonah Freemark, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
  • Emily Hamilton, Senior Reserach Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
  • [Moderator] Luke Wake, Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation

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