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Zoning for Incremental Development

Zoning codes can be crafted to lower the barriers to neighborhood-scale development and infill housing by providing specific tools for more equitable and affordable development.

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (101 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2022
  • 4.69
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    2.
    The Importance of Infill Development
    Chapter Duration 9 mins
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    3.
    Barriers to Infill Development
    Chapter Duration 13 mins
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    Regulations and Infill Development
    Chapter Duration 16 mins
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    Addressing Zoning Barriers

    Chapter Duration 22 mins
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    6.
    Addressing Zoning Barriers
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    Chapter Duration 20 mins
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    Other Regulatory Barriers
    Chapter Duration 16 mins
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    Wrap-Up
    Chapter Duration 1 min

What You Will Learn

  • Understand key zoning barriers to small scale and infill development
  • Learn how to balance flexibility and character with zoning
  • Explore new approaches to regulation and zoning tools
  • Understand key development barriers outside of zoning
  • Learn how to balance trade-offs for infill development
  • Explore new tools beyond zoning for right-sizing development codes
  • Tips for evaluating community plans and drafting ordinance language to support small-scale development
  • Tips from municipalities across the United States for strategies to create, promote, and adopt new ordinances

Course Description

Zoning codes can be crafted to lower the barriers to neighborhood-scale development and infill housing by providing specific tools for more equitable and affordable development. The "Zoning for Incremental Development" course presents the concepts necessary to regulate for flexibility while also addressing common community concerns of character and context. The course will first identify common barriers within zoning, and then offer new tools and strategies to promote infill development in communities.

Zoning is not the only barrier to small-scale and infill development, however. This course will examine the other features of the development status quo, including building codes, common financing practices, and subdivision and site development ordinances (for example, tree protection ordinances, stormwater requirements, and other utility and infrastructure standards). The course will discuss the trade-offs between these common issues of development and strategies for reducing and eliminating barriers to new, sorely needed forms of development.

Learn these skills

  • Development
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Real Estate
  • Regulations
  • Site Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Urbanism
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.75 AICP CM credit.

AIA CES

This course is 1.5 LU.

Meet Your Instructor

Christy Dodson

Christy Dodson

Christy is an Urban Designer at Code Studio, with a background in architecture and planning.

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