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The mapping tool that's trying to make zoning laws accessible to all

Feb 14, 2024
Zoning laws are notoriously arcane, but a new tool from the National Zoning Atlas is turning them into something like a Google map for land use laws. "We want people to understand what zoning says and what it does," said Sara Bronin, the National Zoning Atlas Director.
Construction on a mixed-use apartment building in Los Angeles, CA.
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In addressing the housing shortage, we might need to rethink the way housing policy works

Feb 10, 2022
A new book by Jenny Schuetz, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, sheds light on possible solutions.
"The market wants very much to build more homes in high-demand locations, but we have a whole set of policies that make it virtually impossible to add housing," said Jenny Schuetz at the Brookings Institution.
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Invasion of the luxury duplexes in Denver

Aug 12, 2019
More density may not create more affordability.
A modern duplex in Denver towers over its neighbors.
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