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Have Guitar, Will Sing Songs About Urban Planning

Melanie Hammet wants to turn obscure zoning ordinances into the universal language of song.

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Bad Zoning Can Ruin Your Kid's Life

A new report examines the link between standardized test scores and restrictive zoning regulations.

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How To Protect America's Countryside from Sprawl

The sustainability community has turned some overdue attention to small towns. But how can we preserve the places in between?

Can Zoning Save a Downtown?

Nashville tries to reboot its neglected areas with a new form-based zoning code.

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The Resurrection of the Corner Store

Can clever zoning bring neighborhood stores back?

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D.C. Looks to the Past to Fix Its Zoning Code

After a four-year rewrite process, the District of Columbia's proposed new zoning harkens back to before the 1950s.

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An Encylopedia of Land Use Codes

Online depository highlights the best city codes throughout history

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Big Neighborhood Drama Over Big Blue Sculpture

Chicagoans question legality of a front-yard sculpture's size, reach, and look

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The Case for Strengthening Urban Property Rights

We'll never escape from NIMBY sentiments, but local governments can take steps to ensure everyone benefits from new development