August 2, 2019, 7am PDT
The city of Des Moines is working on a new zoning code intended to ease the process of developing homes. The proposed regulations have triggered warnings from affordable housing advocates as well as local and nation home builders.
April 4, 2019, 9am PDT
The mayor of Newton says the city's planning department is stretched too thin, with several ordinances and large development proposals in the works.
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.
October 2, 2018, 5am PDT
The Congress for New Urbanism's Users' "Guide to Code Reform" leads planners through the code reform process, providing tools for governments lacking the capacity to develop a full form-based code.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
August 1, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Austin's ambitious process of rewriting its Land Development Code has lost political support.
November 27, 2017, 12pm PST
Albuquerque has approved the new Integrated Development Ordinance.
November 2, 2017, 5am PDT
Now open for public comment, a proposed rewrite to the county's zoning code embraces green buildings, lower parking minimums, and increased public engagement by developers.
Greater Greater Washington
August 16, 2017, 7am PDT
A town of about 20,000 people, located on the coast of Maine, and home to Bowdoin College has completed a new zoning code.
July 19, 2017, 7am PDT
The CodeNext project of updating the city of Austin's zoning code and land use policies has faced a controversial and protracted period of public scrutiny. The Allandale neighborhood provides a case study.
October 26, 2016, 7am PDT
After years of planning, Washington, D.C. this year adopted a new zoning code. With new maps from the District Office of Zoning, you can see for yourself what the city's new land use regulation regime looks like.
Greater Greater Washington
June 8, 2016, 10am PDT
It’s time to rewrite California’s building and planning codes for the 21st century, says architect Mark Hogan.
BOOM: A Journal of California
February 8, 2016, 1pm PST
The city of Atlanta is undertaking a wide-ranging review of its current zoning code in the hopes of implementing form-based codes for more of the city.
January 21, 2016, 5am PST
The D.C. Zoning Commission last week approved a new zoning code for the nation's capital. The new code will go into effect in September.
February 24, 2015, 9am PST
An op-ed column for The Buffalo News explains the thinking behind Buffalo's new Green Code—especially its benefits for walking, bicycling, and public transit.
October 15, 2014, 5am PDT
Mayor Michael Nutter believes that his administration leaves "a template for how future development unfolds in Philadelphia" as one of its legacies.
June 17, 2014, 10am PDT
Planners in Somerville, a dense suburb adjacent to Boston, are touting the city's new zoning code as a customer service document. An editorial says the changes could flip zoning in the state of Massachusetts upside-down.
June 3, 2014, 1pm PDT
A Boston Globe editorial calls for the Massachusetts State Legislature to approve Bill H.4065 (An Act promoting the planning and development of sustainable communities).
May 28, 2014, 12pm PDT
With the city of Los Angeles amidst its first comprehensive overhaul of its Zoning Code since 1946, the Planning Department's outreach efforts include a new post explaining the regulated land uses of yesteryear.
May 6, 2014, 5am PDT
Buffalo recently released the draft of its new Green Code, which includes a Land Use Plan, Unified Development Ordinance, Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, Brownfield Opportunity Areas, and Urban Renewal Plans. Mark Sommer reports.
February 28, 2014, 12pm PST
The City Block examines the ongoing zoning code update in Washington D.C. relative to a zoning code tradition of maintaining restrictions on growth.