Zoning

A zoning bill has stirred up the fear that dense development projects will transform Seattle into a "Soviet cityscape." Residents accuse developers of using loopholes to squeeze in pricey, out-of-character townhomes.
Jun 23, 2015   The Seattle Times
Vancouver created its MX zone as a solution to a persistent challenge for planners—how to retain industrial jobs and affordable housing in downtowns.
Jan 26, 2015   The Globe and Mail
A big picture explanation, with case studies, of why New York's newest wave of commercial businesses won't leave their mark on the city like it might have in the past.
Dec 23, 2014   New York YIMBY
When Los Angeles County Planner Jonathan P. Bell wrote about informal housing in the region, several commenters responded. So Bell decided to answer questions and critics.
Nov 18, 2014   UrbDeZine
While streamlining and anti-NIMBYism are in vogue, Murtaza Baxamusa reminds us what's really at stake.
Oct 16, 2014   UrbDeZine
For planners, the key to moving a city’s vision for development forward is to value public as well as private investment in projects, according to urban planner and author Howard M. Blackson III.
Oct 4, 2014   UrbDeZine
Blog Post
A lot of things are analogized to a jack-in-the-box—wound it up tight until it bursts out of the box. It’s a useful metaphor because it’s such an accurate reflection of both the human and societal condition: everyone and everything has its breaking point. Blog Post
Sep 8, 2014   By Reuben Duarte
Efforts to regulate the use of drones within the United States have consisted entirely of banning their use, rather than taking advantage of their utility. Yet an alternative approach does exist, relying on municipal zoning ordinances.
Aug 25, 2014   Popular Science
The "9x18" design team (named after the dimensions of a standard parking space) has evaluated and reimagined New York's parking regulations so they reflect actual parking demand and support affordable housing goals.
Jul 30, 2014   Architizer
A review of Art Share LA by Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau.
Jul 27, 2014   UrbDeZine
Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron writes of a possible political awakening among Millennials in Philadelphia in response to the old guard's efforts to stifle progressive parking and zoning decisions.
Jul 8, 2014   Philadelphia Inquirer