Zoning

March 16, 2017, 7am PDT
Zoning around Chicago's public transit in relatively affluent areas won't allow for density or any kind of housing other than single family homes.
Chicago Cityscape
March 10, 2017, 1pm PST
Bayonne, New Jersey doesn't currently have a mosque, after a heated six-hour zoning meeting officials have rejected an application to build one.
WNYC
March 9, 2017, 7am PST
A Massachusetts regional planning agency says many of Boston's neighborhoods have too many unused parking spaces.
The Boston Globe
February 8, 2017, 9am PST
The editors of a new book on displacement in New York argue that the city's historical record of exclusionary zoning carries over into the present. Urbanist concepts in vogue today simply rehash old divides.
CityLab
January 30, 2017, 12pm PST
Pasadena is adopting accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reform in response to state legislation designed to spur affordable housing options by easing restrictions on ADUs. But is it really entrenchment dressed as reform?
UrbDeZine
January 18, 2017, 1pm PST
Those who live in Bloomington, east of L.A., face factories on all sides and a high incidence of asthma. Some feel polluters should be made to 'clean up their messes' with punishments rather than government funds.
Next City
December 26, 2016, 7am PST
Pete Rodrigue pulls from multiple studies, arguing that zoning contributes to an education gap between rich and poor students. Housing costs lie at the heart of the problem.
Greater Greater Washington
December 16, 2016, 2pm PST
A man's front yard nativity scene featuring zombies was declared an accessory structure, in violation of the zoning code, because it had a roof
Cincinnati Enquirer
December 13, 2016, 7am PST
Pasadena's accessory dwelling unit is designed more to prevent than accommodate accessory dwelling units. Planner and Pasadena resident Jonathan P. Bell implores the city's Planning Commission to reform it.
UrbDeZine
Blog post
November 7, 2016, 5am PST
In Joel Kotkin's new book The Human City, he argues that suburbanization promotes higher birthrates. But this policy doesn't seem to have worked so far.
Michael Lewyn
November 4, 2016, 6am PDT
Despite a turbulent year for the university, Temple presses ahead with plans for a new football stadium in a dense residential area.
The Philadelphia Enquirer
Blog post
October 26, 2016, 12pm PDT
State governments like to limit local taxing authority but not local zoning—maybe they should do the exact opposite.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
Love 'em or hate 'em, drones are coming. But is the issue of aesthetics getting enough treatment in the drone wars?
Pete Sullivan
October 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Heretofore preservationists in the City of Brotherly Love have been focused on finding new uses for vacant, historic buildings, but the city's economic resurgence now threatens five, occupied low-rise buildings city's in vibrant Jewelers Row.
The New York Times - Real Estate
October 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
Zoned capacity is often as a statistic to support anti-development arguments. One write endeavors to thoroughly debunk the idea that Seattle has enough zoned capacity to meet its growing demand for housing.
Sightline Institute
September 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Denver is going all in for incentive zoning to ensure affordable housing is included among new developments in the neighborhood around the new 38th and Blake transit station.
The Denver Post
September 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Houston doesn't compare well with other cities when it comes to locating polluting industrial uses near residential neighborhoods. Blame the city's lack of zoning, according to new research.
Houston Chronicle
September 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Zoning isn’t just a tool of self interest, according to a recent polemic by USC planning professor Lisa Schweitzer.
Lisa Schweitzer
September 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Want parking reform without tears?
CityLab
September 14, 2016, 10am PDT
After nine years of controversy, the District's first zoning revamp since 1958 is officially on the books.
Washington City Paper