Watch: Planning Without Zoning, Explained

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By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


The YouTube channel Half as Interesting digs into the realities of a city without zoning—Houston, Texas.

Through an unceasing avalanche of snark, the video manages to both explain how zoning works in general, while also focusing on the de facto regulations that control land use without zoning in Houston. The video even references an article written by William Fulton, published by the American Planning Association at the beginning of 2020, for authority on the subject.  

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Half as Interesting

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