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Zoning

March 25, 2020, 11am PDT
Legislation to stop construction of McMansions is being undermined by a zoning loophole.
Curbed Los Angeles
March 24, 2020, 9am PDT
Vince Bertoni addresses his city’s efforts to incentivize affordable housing and noted the responsibility shared at the state, regional, and local level for policy & regulatory change to incent provision of affordable housing.
The Planning Report
March 16, 2020, 6am PDT
It’s not "luxury" factors that make housing in Washington, D.C., extremely expensive.
WAMU
February 20, 2020, 6am PST
The potential of form-based codes to re-legalize the historic fabric of Cleveland is explained for the nightly news audience.
News 5 Cleveland
February 19, 2020, 10am PST
SB 50 was often viewed as an attack on wealthy, single-family homeowners, but housing justice advocates also had issues with the legislation.
Curbed
Feature
January 30, 2020, 12pm PST
Lee D. Einsweiler, principal and co-founder of Code Studio, offers practiced insight on the relationship between planning and implementation, as well as guidance for a fulfilling career navigating the two.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 15, 2020, 10am PST
Some urbanism commentators suggest that gentrification is the result of a "rent gap" between actual and potential rent. How should this theory affect zoning policy?
Michael Lewyn
January 6, 2020, 10am PST
As California continues to grapple with staggering housing issues, France's experience offers lessons about the kinds of housing policies and strategies that work.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 2, 2020, 8am PST
In Golden, Colorado, residents want to keep a parcel of land as open space, but it could come with a hefty price tag.
The Denver Post
November 18, 2019, 5am PST
Land use was a deciding factor in May when long-time Philadelphia City Councilmember Jannie Blackwell lost in a May primary election. Now, in a final month in office, Blackwell proposes the changes that some community members were waiting for.
WHYY
November 11, 2019, 2pm PST
The end of single-family zoning, a key component of a comprehensive plan adopted last year in Minneapolis, has now been set in code.
StarTribune
November 7, 2019, 6am PST
Planned manufacturing districts (PMDs) are a way to protect valuable land, but their effectiveness as an economic development strategy has been inconsistent.
WBEZ
November 2, 2019, 9am PDT
It seems like a tiny homes would be a good fit for such a small lot as this example in East Vancouver. But this lot is too tiny for even a tiny home.
Vancouver Sun
November 1, 2019, 7am PDT
Gentrification "mutates particular neighborhoods" while scarce housing "squeezes entire regions," Devin Michelle Bunten writes. Conflating the two can lead to inaccuracies in understanding.
CityLab
November 1, 2019, 6am PDT
The worlds of baseball and zoning collide again.
Greater Greater Washington
October 9, 2019, 7am PDT
"Segregation by Design" is a new film available to the public on Vimeo.
Greater Greater Washington
September 30, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Boston Globe reports on reasons to suspect more conflicts of interest than there appears on the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal.
The Boston Globe
September 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
The corridor along University Way is currently exempt from the wave of upzoning implemented by the city's Mandatory Housing Affordability program, but that exemption is only temporary.
The Urbanist
August 21, 2019, 2pm PDT
For Montgomery County in Maryland, accessory dwelling units are a viable strategy to help ease the affordable housing crisis.
Greater Greater Washington
July 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
Residential zoning has long been considered a local issue, but some presidential candidates have started weighing in on zoning and housing. Journalists, pundits, and researchers have plenty of complexity to examine as the debate changes venue.
KCRW