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Your city's zoning code determines where different types of developments such as housing or businesses can or cannot be built. Therefore, understanding how zoning works—and how it shapes your own cities—is essential to building a financially resilient city.

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How do we think the current crisis will impact zoning?

As I've been walking around my neighborhood seeing many shuttered businesses and half-finished construction projects which, sadly, may not have the finances reopen and continue once the shut-down is over, I've been thinking about whether this pandemic might lead us... (More)

Rodney RutherfordStrong Towns Member
Professional systems engineer. Community liveability evangelist. Armchair sustainability economist.

Enabling the next increment of development...state-wide?

Should states require cities to allow evolution of development to the next increment? If so, how could this be effectively regulated?


A great Youtube video about zoning and it's negative impacts and the need for change!

Zoning Stories

5 Creative Strategies for Increasing Affordable Housing

Increasing affordable housing doesn't have to require millions in public dollars or fancy new construction.

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