In every city with political battles over zoning and development, there's a significant number that gets hashed and rehashed by all sides: zoned capacity. Planners use this measure to assess whether the zoning code allows enough housing to meet future demand. Today, we'll analyze this measure from the perspective of Desire for Density, understand some… Continue reading Building a Better Zoned Capacity
Political controversies over building new homes, shops, and offices have revolved for years around an axis of "neighborhood vs developer." Depending on your perspective, the "neighborhood" side was either the feisty underdogs looking to maintain the character of the neighborhood they love or the exclusionary elitists looking to keep newcomers out. But in recent years,… Continue reading Welcome to Desire for Density!