Zoning

23 hours ago
A proposal to dissolve the groups has led to a debate about their purpose and who really benefits from them.
Oregon Live
2 days ago
A study from the Boston Foundation shows that besides homelessness and housing costs, Massachusetts housing debt also fuels the racial wealth gap and segregation.
The Boston Globe
July 10, 2019, 10am PDT
By designating that "family" refer to a specific set of ties, many zoning codes make it difficult for "functional" families without those ties to find a place to live.
CityLab
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
June 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
A quarter of all Massachusetts renters spend more than half their income on rent. A report from the Smart Growth Alliance argues NIMBYism is partly to blame.
CityLab
June 18, 2019, 12pm PDT
There isn't much city in most U.S. cities.
The New York Times
June 13, 2019, 9am PDT
A thought experiment compares the carbon impact of three new single family homes with the same block if it contained a duplex, a triplex, and a fourplex.
Sightline Institute
June 12, 2019, 5am PDT
Acknowledging anti-development sentiments currently simmering at an "all-time high," New York's planning director Marisa Lago defended de Blasio administration policies like mandatory inclusionary housing.
Crain's Business New York
June 4, 2019, 6am PDT
New analysis explores every city and suburb in the Boston region to reveal the tools of multi-family housing obstruction—sometimes it takes more than zoning to block apartments from getting built.
The Boston Globe
June 2, 2019, 5am PDT
Two SoHo residents argue that outdated zoning holds the Manhattan neighborhoods back, requiring special permits or variances for many current residential and commercial uses.
Crain's Business New York
May 24, 2019, 10am PDT
With bills on the table to update its zoning code, Philadelphia may be poised to slow the pace of its housing construction.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
Blog post
May 20, 2019, 2pm PDT
Government's pro-sprawl and anti-density policies often create problems that justify more of the same.
Michael Lewyn
May 16, 2019, 6am PDT
According to the Sightline Institute, exclusionary zoning is responsible for the nation's ongoing housing affordability crisis.
Sightline Institute via YouTube
May 13, 2019, 8am PDT
Long used to promote inequality, zoning and land use are now helping to keep vulnerable communities safer and cleaner.
CityLab
May 6, 2019, 6am PDT
For those of us who could stand to learn more about zoning, Nolan Gray gives us a list of suggested reading material for the beginner on up.
Market Urbanism
April 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Neighborhood rezonings that disproportionately displace minority residents could violate the Fair Housing Act, advocates say.
Brooklyn Eagle
April 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Japan's system of zoning appears highly capable of fostering mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods. How does Japanese zoning differ from our own, and what factors caused those differences?
Market Urbanism
April 5, 2019, 10am PDT
Richmond, British Columbia is trying to develop "rental-only zoning" for 60 properties in the city.
Richmond News
March 27, 2019, 5am PDT
Development in industrial areas is pushing out manufacturers, but new zoning regulations could help control the incursion.
Next City
March 26, 2019, 8am PDT
Waterfront views and large parcels of vacant land should be a good urban revitalization in a growing city like Philadelphia, but the Central Delaware waterfront has fallen short of expectations.
Philadelphia Inquirer