Zoning Code Reform

June 8, 2016, 10am PDT
It’s time to rewrite California’s building and planning codes for the 21st century, says architect Mark Hogan.
BOOM: A Journal of California
February 8, 2016, 1pm PST
The city of Atlanta is undertaking a wide-ranging review of its current zoning code in the hopes of implementing form-based codes for more of the city.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
January 21, 2016, 5am PST
The D.C. Zoning Commission last week approved a new zoning code for the nation's capital. The new code will go into effect in September.
WAMU
February 24, 2015, 9am PST
An op-ed column for The Buffalo News explains the thinking behind Buffalo's new Green Code—especially its benefits for walking, bicycling, and public transit.
Buffalo News
October 15, 2014, 5am PDT
Mayor Michael Nutter believes that his administration leaves "a template for how future development unfolds in Philadelphia" as one of its legacies.
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 17, 2014, 10am PDT
Planners in Somerville, a dense suburb adjacent to Boston, are touting the city's new zoning code as a customer service document. An editorial says the changes could flip zoning in the state of Massachusetts upside-down.
The Boston Globe
June 3, 2014, 1pm PDT
A Boston Globe editorial calls for the Massachusetts State Legislature to approve Bill H.4065 (An Act promoting the planning and development of sustainable communities).
Boston Globe
May 28, 2014, 12pm PDT
With the city of Los Angeles amidst its first comprehensive overhaul of its Zoning Code since 1946, the Planning Department's outreach efforts include a new post explaining the regulated land uses of yesteryear.
Re:Code LA
May 6, 2014, 5am PDT
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.
Buffalo News
February 28, 2014, 12pm PST
The City Block examines the ongoing zoning code update in Washington D.C. relative to a zoning code tradition of maintaining restrictions on growth.
City Block
January 18, 2014, 7am PST
The urban farming movement won a big victory recently in Boston, where new zoning regulations allowed for the creation of certain kinds of commercial farms within city limits.
Boston Globe
Blog post
September 3, 2013, 4pm PDT
For the first time since 1946, Los Angeles is completely revising its zoning code. Urban Insight, the team behind Planetizen, is pleased to be part of this project. One of our key goals is to create a modern web-based version of the zoning code.
Chris Steins
January 26, 2012, 1pm PST
The prior code, adopted in 1962 and amended with with nearly 1,000 ad-hoc revisions since then, required a strict separation of uses and outlawed the classic Philadelphia rowhouse typology.
APA Sustaining Places