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How Zoning Hurts Our Cities

Traditional zoning has separated uses and done damage to cities

Photo by Derek Story on Unsplash

Zoning. When you hear that word you may not feel anything. Many of us go about our lives without giving zoning much thought, even though it can be one of the biggest shapers of our cities, and as a result, our lives.

In most cities around the United States, zoning tells us where we can live, work, and play. It controls the…



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Eric Carlson

I write, I play music. Work in Urban Planning, Graphic Design, and Marketing. Sometimes I feel like I need less hobbies.