Many of our zoning codes are ideal for creating car dependent suburbs, but they don't work well to encourage mixed use cities.
For anyone wondering how we got to where we are, this Strong Towns article is a must-read.
The arguments used support restrictive zoning, such as the impact of new development on traffic, wouldn't hold up to scrutiny.
What it is at risk if we continue to delay discussions about how we can move forward constructively with land use planning,
One of the most frustrating things about land-use debates is that despite the fact many of us share common goals of affordable housing choices, walkability, and environmental protection, the debates get so heated as we try to figure out how to achieve this goal.
This article discusses some commentary from Jane Jacobs on how to design zoning code that creates strong neighborhoods.
Greater Greater Washington posts this video of Seattle's Sara Maxana keynote address at the recent YIMBY conference in Colorado. The video is amazing, and well worth the viewing.
The New York Times this week had an amazing article that breaks down the connections between affordability, equality, and zoning laws.
Update of the housing and zoning news from Portland.
While this article focuses on California, many of the points apply to Eugene as well.