Created by the Othering and Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley
As part of their series on racial segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley examined the relationship between restrictive zoning — and single-family zoning in particular — and racial residential segregation.
Their investigation led to a broader understanding of the effects of single-family zoning, presented in this report.
The report describes the characteristics of communities in the San Francisco Bay Area in relation to the degree of restrictive zoning within each jurisdiction. It also identifies high single-family zoned cities in the Bay area that could potentially be upzoned.
Given the seriousness of the problem of racial segregation as a cause of racial inequality, the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley launched a series of briefs that help illuminate these patterns and demystify the reality of segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area.