Setback Requirements

August 28, 2013, 9am PDT
In communities across the U.S., setback requirements and lot coverage maximums mandate acres of private open spaces. Eliminating such requirements could produce more affordable and more eco-friendly places, argues Matthew Yglesias.
Slate
Blog post
April 29, 2013, 12pm PDT
Municipal setback requirements inconvenience pedestrians for no good reason.
Michael Lewyn
February 23, 2012, 7am PST
Charlie Gardner writes about what can be found in, and more importantly what is excluded from, one of the most progressive code revisions to be adopted by a major American city.
Old Urbanist