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Zoning Reform

4 days ago
Two options for significant parking reforms are under consideration in St. Paul. The City Council could decide to eliminate parking requirements entirely as soon as this summer.
Pioneer Press
5 days ago
The unchecked power of individual city councilmembers has, in some cases, restricted housing development and fueled corruption.
May 6, 2021, 9am PDT
The bill's author and housing advocates argue that easing parking requirements would ease the state's affordable housing crisis and promote the state's climate goals.
Los Angeles Times
April 29, 2021, 8am PDT
The proposal would let non-profits build housing developments of up to six stories without a public rezoning process in mid-rise neighborhoods.
The Province
April 26, 2021, 7am PDT
Transit planning is land use planning and land use planning is transit planning.
Mass Transit
April 25, 2021, 5am PDT
The vision proposed by the groundbreaking Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan is taking shape as zoning amendments move toward adoption.
The Minnesota Daily
April 22, 2021, 9am PDT
Far from an obscure, wonky local issue, zoning reform has the potential to advance social justice in American cities.
The New York Times
April 22, 2021, 6am PDT
A panel of Ohio economists make the case for more multi-family housing and businesses in single-family neighborhoods.
Ohio Capital Journal
April 16, 2021, 6am PDT
Resistance mounts to the zoning reforms gaining traction in the United States.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 8, 2021, 12pm PDT
New research quantifies the effect of parking reforms implemented by the city of Buffalo in 2017.
Sidewalk Talk
Blog post
April 8, 2021, 6am PDT
The significance of the Biden administration's expansive view of infrastructure is reflected in the flood of commentary published in the week since the public's first look at the American Jobs Plan.
James Brasuell
April 4, 2021, 10am PDT
Like many attractive, economically successful cities Seattle has a housing crisis, but not a land crisis. There is plenty of land if the city will just grow up.
The Urbanist
March 30, 2021, 6am PDT
Members of the Cleveland Chapter if the American Institute of Architects are raising awareness about the unintended consequences of zoning changes made in 2018 to make it easier to develop townhomes in the city.
Blog post
March 25, 2021, 5am PDT
Patrick Condon's new book, "Sick City: Disease, Race, Inequality and Urban Land" recommends tax reforms and housing subsidies to create more affordable and inclusive communities. It is attractive propaganda that deserves critical analysis.
Todd Litman
March 24, 2021, 6am PDT
A pair of advocates criticize recent actions to slow zoning revisions in the city of Philadelphia.
March 24, 2021, 5am PDT
The Housing Supply and Affordability Act would be a major victory for the YIMBY cause.
Bloomberg CityLab
March 23, 2021, 10am PDT
Desegregate CT's Zoning Atlas is a first-in-the-nation map showing how all 2,620 zoning districts and two subdivision districts in Connecticut treat housing—a massive undertaking that required a team to read 32,378 pages of zoning regulations.
Next City
March 21, 2021, 9am PDT
If implemented, the Home in Tacoma Project would create new housing categories to encourage more multi-family buildings.
March 19, 2021, 8am PDT
While some lawmakers oppose recent efforts to reform housing policies, others argue the state's affordability crisis calls for bold action.
OC Register
March 18, 2021, 10am PDT
The city of Oakland in the East Bay Area is a hotbed of planning and development issues, most notably gentrification and the displacement of communities of color. Now the city is considering a drastic change to its zoning code.