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Zoning Codes

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With 520 miles of coastline, New York City is ready to implement the lessons of Hurricane Sandy in the zoning code for the entire city.
NYC Planning
4 days ago
The new form-based code for the Kentucky city of Covington went into effect on October 15. Officials are promoting the simplicity of the new code to the public.
WCPO
October 16, 2020, 6am PDT
A plan is only as good as its implementation, and so the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan needs the right zoning code to achieve its lofty goals.
Streets MN
October 6, 2020, 5am PDT
Decades of building housing on the fringes of metropolitan areas have mired the United States in a housing affordability crisis defined by a widening gap between the haves and the have nots.
Vox
September 29, 2020, 8am PDT
Covington, Kentucky, located just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, has implemented a fundamental shift in the city's planning philosophy by adopting a new form-based Neighborhood Development Code.
The River City News
Feature
September 16, 2020, 12pm PDT
President Trump has opinions about the sanctity of local control that don't agree with his other opinions about local control. This is a cautionary tale.
James Brasuell
September 16, 2020, 9am PDT
Progress in combating climate change won't be possible unless Americans drive less. And Americans won't be able to drive less without changes to land use patterns in the United States.
Transportation for America
September 15, 2020, 12pm PDT
A lawsuit argues that Houston's Historic Preservation Ordinance is a form of de facto land use control, equivalent to zoning, which isn't allowed by state and local laws.
Houston Chronicle
September 8, 2020, 6am PDT
Looking for change in the housing supply? "Don't stop at the zoning code and think you're done. There's so much work left to do."
Strong Towns
September 2, 2020, 7am PDT
As one of the first city's to comprehensively allow for residential density, Minneapolis was probably hoping for more than what it's achieved so far.
City Pages
August 10, 2020, 6am PDT
The consequences of more than a century of planning and zoning are gaining more attention in the media as the country struggles through a pandemic. Will these lessons win new political support for more density in residential neighborhoods?
NPR
August 5, 2020, 10am PDT
An affordable housing project requested a waiver of parking requirements to build 36 deeply affordable housing units in Denver. A local neighborhood organization's opposition to the waiver won the day.
Denverite
August 3, 2020, 12pm PDT
Lately it seems like people are forgetting that zoning is a legal process, requiring the support of elected officials.
Notes from the Underground
Blog post
August 3, 2020, 7am PDT
A new book explains why people object to new housing in their neighborhoods, and whether these "neighborhood defenders" are representative of the public as a whole.
Michael Lewyn
August 2, 2020, 11am PDT
A pair of articles from the Twin Cities, revealing the racist motivations of exclusionary zoning.
Rewire
August 2, 2020, 9am PDT
A southwest Ohio city is updating its development code in response to a desire in the community to better protect the city's existing communities.
Dayton Business Journal
July 31, 2020, 6am PDT
Improved air quality can help achieve equitable economic growth, according to Chicago's newly announced Air Quality Agenda.
Smart Cities Dive
July 29, 2020, 7am PDT
A Portland, Oregon urban planner is pitching the idea of ACUs, or accessory commercial units, as a means of repairing the effects of excluding retails uses from residential neighborhoods.
Fast Company
July 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Once again, New Zealand shows the way! The national government's new urban development policy will eliminate off-street parking requirements and remove low height-limits near transit stations to encourage more efficient infill development.
Stuff
July 8, 2020, 7am PDT
A prominent conservative voice in the urban planning debate makes the case for repealing the single-family zoning status quo.
The American Conservative