Jane Jacobs and Zoning

What Would Jane Jacobs Do about zoning?

Our zoning code has huge impact on what kind of housing and development is allowed in our neighborhoods.  This article discusses some commentary from Jane Jacobs on how to design zoning code that creates strong neighborhoods.

“Paul Bedford, Toronto’s chief planner during Mayor Hall’s term, said that Jane kept encouraging him to take risks and to experiment,” writes Barry Wellman. The resulting code was a tremendous departure from how Toronto, and most other North American cities, regulated development.
— Payton Chung, Strong Towns