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Exclusionary Zoning

April 7, 2021, 5am PDT
A Story Map created by the Louisville Metro Office of Planning & Design Services offers a detailed, visual presentation of the history of racism and discriminatory in the planning and zoning of the Louisville and Jefferson County.
Louisville Metro Office of Planning & Design Services
March 24, 2021, 5am PDT
The Housing Supply and Affordability Act would be a major victory for the YIMBY cause.
Bloomberg CityLab
March 23, 2021, 9am PDT
Explicitly racist and exclusionary language remains embedded in many communities' restrictive covenants. State legislators and local leaders want to change that.
High Country News
March 21, 2021, 9am PDT
If implemented, the Home in Tacoma Project would create new housing categories to encourage more multi-family buildings.
MyNorthwest
March 18, 2021, 10am PDT
The city of Oakland in the East Bay Area is a hotbed of planning and development issues, most notably gentrification and the displacement of communities of color. Now the city is considering a drastic change to its zoning code.
Oaklandside
March 8, 2021, 11am PST
The concept, touted as "hyper-local," can fail to take into account local conditions and historical inequities in American cities.
Bloomberg CityLab
March 8, 2021, 8am PST
Eliminating single-family zoning and other exclusionary ordinances could have major impacts on housing in some of the country's most unaffordable cities.
Bloomberg CityLab
March 4, 2021, 12pm PST
Ending single-family zoning, as more cities around the United States have begun to do, is too extreme a response to contemporary planning challenges, according to a recent opinion piece published by the East Bay Times.
East Bay Times
February 24, 2021, 10am PST
The city that invented single-family zoning in 1916, for discriminatory purposes, will completely remove that exclusionary legacy from its zoning code.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 4, 2021, 5am PST
A counterintuitive argument contends that from a housing justice perspective, the Biden administration's attack on exclusionary zoning is imprudent.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 1, 2021, 5am PST
A cause abandoned by the Philadelphia City in 2019 is on the table again.
WHYY
January 29, 2021, 6am PST
A new online interactive mapping tool illustrates just how much developable land is devoted to one for of residential housing in the state of Connecticut.
Hartford Courant
January 7, 2021, 5am PST
The Housing Choice initiative, one of the country's most sweeping planning and development reforms to date, was included in a large economic development package approved by the Massachusetts Legislature earlier this week.
Mass Live
December 15, 2020, 8am PST
The state of Oregon made planning history in 2019 by adopting House Bill 2001, paving the way for the state to preempt local exclusionary zoning laws. Now, over a year later, the state land use board has decided how to implement that goal.
Sightline Institute
December 10, 2020, 8am PST
A zoning application in the city of Woodbridge, Connecticut has interests on both sides of the issue lawyering up, and the reverberations from the controversy reach all the way to the state capital.
CT Post
November 25, 2020, 6am PST
Decades of racist policy and a lack of critical resources have left Cleveland in a perpetual state of economic fragility. The city can't afford another recession.
City Monitor
October 26, 2020, 7am PDT
A case study from the Boston region shows the power of allowing moderate density on transit adjacent residential parcels currently available only to single-family detached homes.
Brookings
October 26, 2020, 6am PDT
One of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Philadelphia is increasing parking requirements and limiting building heights at all costs.
WHYY
October 15, 2020, 9am PDT
The mayor, planning staff, and the Philadelphia Planning Commission agree. The Philadelphia City Council and residents of the wealthy neighborhood of Society Hill, not so much.
WHYY
October 13, 2020, 5am PDT
Cambridge, Massachusetts has opened all residential neighborhoods to the development of apartments buildings with 100 percent affordable units. It might be the most "sweeping attack on elitist and racist single family zoning" in the country.
Wicked Local