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Zoning

A recent op-ed by ULI Foundation Governor and developer John McNellis argues that too many cities are forcing mixed-use developments into neighborhoods, enabling vacancies and blight in the process.
5 days ago   Urban Land Magazine
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
An academic look at unauthorized housing in the Los Angeles area: Interview of Jacob Wegmann by Los Angeles County Planner Jonathan Bell
Jun 21, 2014   UrbDeZine
Blog Post
When I blogged about the theories behind NIMBYism a few months ago (and again more recently) some of the more thoughtful comments stated, in so many words: yes, the current zoning system is somet Blog Post
May 22, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
The Philadelphia City Council has been busy, proposing multiple bills to rezone a few neighborhoods and parcels around the city. Many of the proposed changes follow the guidance on the city's Philadelphia2035.
May 13, 2014   PlanPhilly
Buffalo recently released the draft of its new Green Code, which includes a Land Use Plan, Unified Development Ordinance, Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, Brownfield Opportunity Areas, and Urban Renewal Plans. Mark Sommer reports.
May 6, 2014   Buffalo News
Blog Post
When I posted about the logic (and illogic) of NIMBYism in March, I got a bucketful of responses on this blog—some friendly, some hostile. Blog Post
May 5, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
A judge's ruling provides a way forward for the proposed Ashby high rise development in Houston—a 21-story residential building that provoked a lawsuit by neighbors who have little recourse to protest developments in their city.
May 2, 2014   Houston Chronicle
A dissenting argument claims that the efforts of "affluent urban pioneers" to increase supply in the most desirable urban areas will do more harm than good.
Apr 29, 2014   The Corner Side Yard