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The Fraser Institute

August 24, 2015 10:30 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory/What Effect Does Red Tape Have on New Home Development? New Survey of Alberta Homebuilders Coming Tues., August 25

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 24, 2015) - On Tuesday, August 25, the Fraser Institute will release its first ever survey of homebuilders in the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor.

New Homes and Red Tape: Residential Land-Use Regulation in Alberta's Calgary-Edmonton Corridor compares and ranks jurisdictions in the Calgary-Edmonton corridor on several categories of red tape (construction approval times, density opposition, timeline uncertainty, regulatory costs and fees, rezoning prevalence and the effect council and community groups have on development) based on the experiences and opinions of industry professionals.

With long-term housing affordability continuing to be a concern for many Albertans, this survey is part of a broader effort to understand the effects of land-use regulation on Canadian housing markets.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on August 25 at 5:30 a.m. (Mountain).

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org

Contact Information

  • Media Contact / Study Co-Author:
    Dr. Kenneth P. Green, Senior Director,
    Natural Resource Studies

    For interviews with Dr. Green, please contact:
    Aanand Radia
    Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    ( 416) 363-6575 ext. 238
    aanand.radia@fraserinstitute.org
    @FraserInstitute