Claude Gruen is cited in an article discussing California’s housing situation:

More restrictive land use regulation “is to the middle class what the economic disaster of slum clearance was to the poor.”

Joel Kotkin

In the 1950s and 1960s, Southern California was ground zero for the “American Dream” of owning a house. From tony Newport Beach and Bel-Air to the more middle-class suburbs of the San Fernando Valley and Garden Grove to working-class Lakewood, our region created a vast geography of opportunity for prospective homeowners.

Today, with house prices again skyrocketing, Southern California is morphing into something that more resembles … Read the Full Article …