Law and Governance Research Group

The Law and Governance Research Group is an interdisciplinary research group with experience and expertise in urban planning and local government and land use law. This group includes Moira O'Neill and Professors Eric Biber, and Jason Corburn, along with graduate students from multiple disciplines.

Current Projects

RETHINKING SCHOOL LUNCH: COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL LUNCH REFORM AS A PATHWAY TO HEALTHY EATING AND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD

This project examines the capacity for school districts to implement comprehensive school food reform initiatives. This is a multi-stage mixed method study that began in Oakland, and then explored efforts in school districts of various sizes throughout California. 

COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF LAND USE ENTITLEMENTS (CALES)

This is an ongoing study that gathers entitlement data (data related to what is often the first step in housing development) from cities and counties to better understand the impact of specific elements of land use regulatory regimes on housing supply (measured by proposed residential development), while also exploring the impact of these laws on climate and equity goals. 

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