Zoning Code

Tom Rothmann explains how and why Los Angeles is updating antiquated language governing land use in the city.
Mar 13, 2015   The Planning Report
The Philadelphia City Council is tinkering with a novel land use created by its 2012 Zoning Code update to help guide mixed use development on former industrial sites.
Mar 12, 2015   PlanPhilly
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.
Feb 24, 2015   Buffalo News
The city of Albuquerque joins the ranks of the cities around the country overhauling their zoning and planning mechanisms.
Feb 9, 2015   Albuquerque Journal
The Washington D.C. Zoning Commission is considering a proposal to limit the ability to convert or expand rowhouses. The proposed ordinance has provoked controversy about the effect of the law for the city's supply of housing.
Jan 22, 2015   Washington City Paper
A 54-story building currently under review in Cleveland would be city's the first skyscraper in a quarter-century—if it gains approval for some unique design components.
Jan 15, 2015   The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jordan Fraade writes of the embarrassing mishap of the New York City department that misread its own zoning maps. What else are we missing, and at what cost, because of byzantine land use regulations?
Dec 9, 2014   Al Jazeera America
The New York City Council released a report this week proposing "industrial employment districts," "creative economy districts," and "new kinds of zoning to more effectively support mixed-use industrial, residential, and commercial neighborhoods."
Nov 21, 2014   Crain's New York Business
Notoriously car dependent Miami will consider a zoning code amendment exempting small multi-family developments within a quarter mile of transit corridors from parking minimums.
Oct 27, 2014   Miami Herald
Washington D.C.'s long deliberated and closely watched zoning code update is moving forward, and supporters of progressive land use regulations have reason to be encouraged.
Oct 14, 2014   Greater Greater Washington
A new app called ZoningCheck provides users a responsive query function. In addition to the obvious layer of bureaucratic interface saved by the process, the app also makes a compelling case for the benefits of open municipal codes.
Jul 21, 2014   TechRepublic