Zoning And Changing Lifestyles
A central goal of zoning from its inception has been the provision of healthy surroundings for family life. After World War II, Americans made a headlong rush to the suburbs in pursuit of what might be called the "Ozzie and Harriett" way of life. To deliver on this lifestyle, it became common practice for zoning ordinances not just to separate residential from commercial and industrial uses, but to differentiate residential uses by family classification.
Thanks to Wayne Senville, Planning Comm'rs Journal