Municipal Zoning

1 Municipal Zoning This lesson looks at municipal zoning in the United States, which is a complex and extensive system of laws that regulates land use within a community. The purpose of these laws, also known as zoning ordinances, is to ensure that different types of land use, such as residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural, … Read more

Exclusionary Zoning

1 Exclusionary Zoning This lesson delves into the history of exclusionary zoning in the United States, which has resulted in racial and economic segregation in various urban areas. It explores the practice of using zoning laws to restrict affordable housing, apartments, and public services in certain areas, with minimum lot sizes being a common requirement. … Read more

Comprehensive Planning

1 Comprehensive Planning Comprehensive planning in the United States is a process that involves the development of a long-term vision for a community or region. This process typically involves a wide range of stakeholders, including government officials, community leaders, and residents. The goal of comprehensive planning is to create a roadmap for the future that … Read more