Spencer Gardner, an alum of the Urban and Regional Planning Program has a blog that was recently featured on the Strong Towns website. His article, A History of Zoning, Part III: Missing the Trees for the Forest, is a third installment of a three-part series in which Gardner discusses zoning in urban areas. His series covers the history of zoning, its growth throughout the last century, and its implications for building today. In this particular installment, Gardner reviews the primary motivation for local governments to adopt zoning laws. He then attempts to offer some suggestions to mitigate the negative effects of zoning. You can read the full article and the first two installments of his series at https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2017/8/10/a-history-of-zoning-part-iii-missing-the-trees-for-the-forest
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