The year 2011 may be remembered by some as the year planners began fielding objections about smart growth from Tea Party supporters. Nathan Norris offers his four-step process for responding.
Jan 9, 2012 PlaceShakers
Why rezone? John Farley summarizes the factors leading up to some of the city's biggest and more recent rezonings, as well as their impacts on on their surroundings.
Jan 5, 2012 Thirteen.org
By a vote of 17-0, Philadelphia City Council passed into law the final report of the Zoning Code Commission Thursday morning during its final session of the year. The new code was four years in the making.
Dec 16, 2011 PlanPhilly.com
The NYC Bar Association Committee advocates making amendments to the city's the current Zoning Resolution to make the city more sustainable.
Dec 16, 2011 This Big City
New York has created new zoning rules, now officially under review for approval, that combat the current zoning's sometimes impeding effect on green building.
Dec 14, 2011 Crain's New York Business
Edward T. McMahon of ULI looks back at the 85 years since the Euclid vs. Ambler decision created zoning as we know it. Ed says zoning is still an essential tool.
Nov 28, 2011 Urban Land
Though held in recognition of zoning's 50th anniversary, the conference details future social, economic, and environmental challenges. Raymond Li reports on both the positive and negative points of discussion brought up on Tuesday.
Nov 17, 2011 International Business Times
A neighborhood association is protesting that Stadium Club, a "steak-and-strippers" place in Washington, DC, is an adult use and against local zoning ordinances. But the Board of Zoning Adjustment decided recently that it isn't "sexually-oriented."
Nov 10, 2011 Washington Citypaper
At last week's Municipal Art Society Summmit in New York City, one panel of experts attempted to answer just that. Neither overbearing zoning rules, contextual zoning, or the current environmental review process was left untouched.
Oct 19, 2011 Streetsblog
In April 2009, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke to the ULI
Spring Council Forum in Atlanta; he stated that his administration's goal was
"to put the UD back in HUD," and explained that HUD's over-reliance on housing Opinion
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