Zoning

4 days ago
Zoning Handbooks are designed to help New Yorkers understand the city's zoning code.
Curbed NY
Blog post
July 3, 2018, 6am PDT
It is indeed possible to have a city full of low-rise buildings that is still compact enough for excellent transit service—but only if most side streets are used for mid-rise buildings instead of houses.
Michael Lewyn
June 8, 2018, 10am PDT
The new planning and zoning tools needed to achieve a more sustainable and equitable urban form, according to urban planning consultant Howard Blackson III.
UrbDeZine
May 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
Revisiting one day in 2012, a reporter finds that many of the Dallas-Fort Worth areas affected by the storms were barely inhabited 20 years ago.
The Texas Tribune
May 14, 2018, 9am PDT
Though the California housing bill was a high-profile failure for pro-development activists, there are initiatives all over the country that carry its spirit.
CityLab
May 9, 2018, 9am PDT
Aerial photos show just how completely some areas of the city were transformed before the building typology was eliminated earlier this week.
The Denver Post
April 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
Even before the bill was defeated, it exposed a major generational divide between anti-development environmentalists and their pro-density, pro-housing heirs.
San Francisco Magazine
April 23, 2018, 6am PDT
Not only does the plan promise more affordable housing, it’s also supposed to deliver “access to more upwardly mobile communities."
Next City
April 21, 2018, 11am PDT
Coach houses could provide affordable housing and revenue for home owners if they were more widely permitted in the city.
Chicago Cityscape
April 19, 2018, 11am PDT
Mark Vallianatos argues Los Angeles is still contending with the legacy 1920 era land use restrictions built on racist, exclusionary zoning policies, the remnants of which aren't worth saving.
Los Angeles Times
March 30, 2018, 8am PDT
In an interview, urbanism scholar Emily Talen discusses what it would take to restore "main street principles" to American towns and cities. Understandably, small retailers play a big role.
Sidewalk Talk
March 28, 2018, 8am PDT
A critical analysis of a proposal that would incrementally increase density in parts of Seattle.
Sightline Institute
March 26, 2018, 5am PDT
A plan to rezone a stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx is the fourth rezoning completed during the tenure of Mayor Bill de Blasio, and the first to visit the Bronx.
Commercial Observer
March 9, 2018, 10am PST
After the worst wildfire season ever, changes to local land use and state insurance rules essentially ensure that the same thing will happen again.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
March 2, 2018, 10am PST
An op-ed raises a damaging point to counter the California-style progressivism that opposes new housing development: "local control is actually bedrock conservatism."
East Bay Express
March 1, 2018, 5am PST
Can zoning be optimized with the help of machine learning algorithms to deliver the greatest possible good?
TechCrunch
February 15, 2018, 8am PST
Michigan voters decided that the Detroit City Council shouldn't have as much power to limit marijuana in their city, so the Detroit City Council shut it all down.
The Detroit Free Press
February 12, 2018, 10am PST
Richard Florida takes a look at a new report that traces the affordability crisis to cities' inability to densify their older, inner suburbs.
CityLab
February 6, 2018, 1pm PST
Passion for urban planning, love of South Central LA communities, and historical background of the neighborhoods combine in this personal account by Jonathan P. Bell of community-based zoning enforcement.
UrbDeZine
January 29, 2018, 6am PST
A piecemeal, reactive approach to historic preservation in the capital may burden the future with too many buildings of "middling merit."
Greater Greater Washington