Article Title

Evaluating Linkage and Beyond: Letting the Windfall Recapture Genie out of the Exactions Bottle

Publication Title

Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law


This Article proposes a partial remedy for this shortcoming in the innovation process. Rather than waiting for results of ex post facto evaluations of linkage, this article proposes that many facets of linkage can be evaluated today. After surveying both existing and proposed policies, the article evaluates existing programs in terms of their legality, capacity to deliver lower income housing, and their broader public policy implications from economic, social, and planning perspectives.