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Single-Family Zoning

August 7, 2019, 7am PDT
A retired city planner takes a position against "lot splitting," or allowing more than one unit on properties zones for single-family residential as it's known in Toronto.
The Star
July 14, 2019, 7am PDT
Factors beyond political chance played into Oregon's recent decision to legalize missing middle housing. One key point: the state was already halfway there.
City Observatory
July 12, 2019, 9am PDT
It's going to take "radical policies" and "political courage" to overcome the housing shortage in California, according to a recent working paper, but they will be necessary to overcome the negative consequences of the planning and zoning status quo.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
July 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Seattle is the latest in a series of cities, states, and counties to alter the landscape of land use regulation by approving what the Sightline Institute describes as the "most progressive" ADU policy in the United States.
Sightline Institute
July 1, 2019, 7am PDT
A bill that seemed like it could be a casualty of a bitter partisan feud managed to squeak under the wire. With Governor Kate Brown's signature, single-family zoning will be prohibited throughout the state of Oregon.
The Oregonian
June 25, 2019, 5am PDT
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, in Minneapolis last week, expressed support for the planning reforms include in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Star Tribune
June 18, 2019, 12pm PDT
There isn't much city in most U.S. cities.
The New York Times
May 30, 2019, 9am PDT
Is this a two-birds-with-one-stone situation?
The Seattle Times
April 24, 2019, 11am PDT
The proposed legislation would open up cities like Palo Alto to higher-density housing.
Los Angeles Times
February 9, 2019, 11am PST
Exclusionary zoning really pays off for people that already had enough money to buy a home. A new mapping project shows exactly where that's true int he area around Minneapolis.
Nick Magrino
January 9, 2019, 1pm PST
Minneapolis is setting a bold example by ending single-family zoning, but chances are a similar change won’t be coming to Philadelphia.
PlanPhilly
January 1, 2019, 7am PST
The story of the Grand Rapids zoning code update of a decade ago offers perspective on the possibilities of code reform.
Next City
December 11, 2018, 8am PST
The city should look back to its past for lessons about creating more livable, affordable, and equitable neighborhoods, says a new report.
The Urbanist
July 20, 2018, 7am PDT
The master plan proposed by the Society Hill Civic Association contains lessons about single-family zoning in a historic neighborhood with fingerprints of 20th century urban renewal also present.
PlanPhilly