Must read about the history of Zoning

A Brief History of Zoning and Highway Construction in America

For anyone wondering how we got to where we are, this Strong Towns article is a must-read.

Our problems are caused by what some would have us believe are cures – segregating land uses and connecting them with wide roads. These “cures” result in maximized congestion. The anti-social policies that fed this predicament were unwittingly launched by starry-eyed politicians and business leaders at a time when the U.S. was the world’s biggest creditor. Today, we are the world’s biggest debtor. This is no coincidence.
— Vince Graham, Strong Towns