Dynamic incentives for pro-social cities : an application to aordable housing
Author(s)Luo, Kara(Kara F.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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With more than half of the world's population living in cities, there is increased emphasis on developing sustainable and resilient urban areas with pro-social characteristics. In particular, the issue of housing affordability has attracted the attention of many urban decision-makers, as housing plays an important role in urban resilience and social equity, and the rising housing prices in cities has created persistent social and economic pressure. A variety of incentive programs have been established across the U.S. to encourage private developers to produce greater amounts of aordable housing units. However, these programs are not frequently updated to reflect the changing demands of the city and have had varying levels of success in terms of producing aordable housing units. In this paper, I review the existing aordable housing programs, determine the crucial factors that would make such programs eective, and I propose a dynamic incentive model that incorporates these crucial factors, and more importantly, dynamically adjusts to reflect the conditions of the city. The proposed dynamic incentive model could facilitate the development of mixed-income residencies with aordable housing units targeting various income levels in the context of the dynamically shifting needs and circumstances of an urban community.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, September, 2020Cataloged from student-submitted PDF of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-69).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.