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Checking In on the Buffalo Green Code

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown provides insight into one of the nation's most significant planning efforts.
January 6, 2016, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Aaron Renn recorded a podcast with Mayor Byron Brown of the city of Buffalo. The city is one to watch in planning circle as it seeks to approve and implement the Buffalo Green Code—a comprehensive overhaul of its zoning code. According to Renn's introduction, the Green Code will "replace an patchwork of old codes that were confusing, complex, suburban in orientation, and onerous in their procedures with one that is much simpler, shorter, more clear, in line with the city they want to build, and hopefully more expeditious in its operations."

Other topics of discussion included in the podcast include the city's unique architecture heritage, crime and policing, and income inequality.

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Published on Sunday, January 3, 2016 in Urbanophile
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