Watch: Debunking Myths About Houston's Lack of Zoning

A video published last week by City Beautiful reveals the myths and misconceptions of Houston's land use regulation system.

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April 29, 2021, 12:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Yes, Houston is one of the most populous cities in the United States, and it's also the only city among the largest in the country to lack a zoning ordinance. But, despite a few obvious exceptions, Houston really isn't that much different than other U.S. cities. How Houston manages that trick without zoning is the question under study in a video published last week by City Beautiful.

As noted in the video, some have attributed the affordability in Houston to the city's relatively lax land us regulation. The national population migration of recent years and decades, accelerated by the pandemic, lend extra relevance to the examination of Houston's system of land use regulation.

Hat tip to Stephen Fesler for sharing the video.

Friday, April 23, 2021 in City Beautiful

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