Zoning Codes

August 1, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Austin's ambitious process of rewriting its Land Development Code has lost political support.
Austin Statesman
July 27, 2018, 6am PDT
Analysis of a city's zoning and land use decisions over seven decades reveals the role race plays in decision making.
CityLab
July 26, 2018, 7am PDT
One unclear illustration almost reaped a $1 million reward for the Illitch family, owners of the Little Caesars Arena, the Detroit Tigers, and the Detroit Red Wings.
Detroit Free Press
July 24, 2018, 6am PDT
Zoning can only be so effective in holding off market forces, according to this column. New York City seems to have finally learned this lesson in the Garment District, but will it inform decisions in other parts of the city?
Crain's New York Business
July 18, 2018, 2pm PDT
A proposal for a facility that converts septic waste to compost will have to find another home, after a decision in Linn County, Iowa.
The Gazette
July 18, 2018, 6am PDT
The City Council will still have to approve the likely controversial idea of allowing accessory dwelling units citywide in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Pioneer Press
July 15, 2018, 1pm PDT
Olympia, Washington joins the ranks of cities making new incentives for the creation of missing middle housing.
The Olympian
June 19, 2018, 7am PDT
Two organizations representing the development industry have released a report to highlight the costs of doing business.
National Association of Home Builders Eye on Housing
June 13, 2018, 9am PDT
Parking prices, toll lanes, and tickets to a ballgame can be dynamic, with prices fluctuating depending on market conditions. What if zoning could change when triggered by demographic and market conditions?
Strong Towns
June 11, 2018, 11am PDT
A call for civility amid the great zoning debate in Austin, Texas.
KUT
June 7, 2018, 2pm PDT
A public hearing offers a chance to analyze the zoning changes proposed by the "Metro Everett" downtown plan.
The Urbanist
February 24, 2018, 7am PST
According to a new study by UC Berkeley and Columbia University, local land use processes, specifically the approval process, rather than the California Environmental Quality Act, is the main impediment to housing production in California.
Los Angeles Times
February 20, 2018, 12pm PST
The city of Lexington, Kentucky recently amended its B-6P zone, which regulates "Planned Shopping Centers."
Strong Towns
February 8, 2018, 8am PST
CodeNEXT is one of the most ambitious, and controversial, zoning reform projects ongoing in the country, with lessons to offer planners all over the country in code writing, public outreach, and planning outcomes.
CodeNEXT
January 30, 2018, 6am PST
Concord will become the latest city to add a form-based code to its menu of development regulations.
Concord Monitor
Blog post
January 29, 2018, 9am PST

Parking requirements are the dark matter of the urban universe: they affect transport and land use in mysterious ways. These fun facts illustrate the costs and impacts of economically excessive parking supply.

Todd Litman
January 8, 2018, 5am PST
The powers, and the limitations, of zooming are explained in a series of posts on Greater Greater Washington.
Greater Greater Washington
January 4, 2018, 5am PST
The history of how homeowners came to wield expansive power over the development of entire neighborhoods and cities is complex and can't be traced to any one policy or market trend.
The New York Times
November 27, 2017, 12pm PST
Albuquerque has approved the new Integrated Development Ordinance.
Albuquerque Journal
July 25, 2017, 9am PDT
The Texas Legislature and executive branch is continuing to wage a battle against local control, this time pursuing a land use law that would undermine zoning code changes, such as the current CodeNEXT process in Austin.
Austin American-Statesman