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Zoning Makes the Green New Deal Impossible
« on: February 09, 2019, 07:02:33 AM »
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Christian Britschgi|Feb. 8, 2019 5:20 pm

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"Current zoning absolutely stands in the way of allowing more people to live in high cost areas that are already close to transit," says Emily Hamilton, a scholar at George Mason University's Mercatus Center.

Most major American cities have imposed single-family zoning—which allows for a single dwelling per property to be built—on a majority of urban residential land, says Hamilton. This puts an artificial cap on the number of new homes that can be built.

It forces people to live farther away from each other than they might otherwise want to, making it harder to service all of them effectively by transit. That presents a problem when one's vision is so dependent on people giving up their carbon-spewing cars.
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Re: Zoning Makes the Green New Deal Impossible
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 03:26:46 PM »
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It forces people to live farther away from each other than they might otherwise want to, making it harder to service all of them effectively by transit. That presents a problem when one's vision is so dependent on people giving up their carbon-spewing cars. 

For the record, any place where I can actually see and hearing neighbor is too close.  I do not get this business of living right on top of each other.  It makes people crazy.
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Re: Zoning Makes the Green New Deal Impossible
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 03:32:31 PM »
For the record, any place where I can actually see and hearing neighbor is too close.  I do not get this business of living right on top of each other.  It makes people crazy.


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Re: Zoning Makes the Green New Deal Impossible
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 09:09:57 PM »
"Current zoning absolutely stands in the way of allowing more people to live in high cost areas that are already close to transit," says Emily Hamilton, a scholar at George Mason University's Mercatus Center.

Don't take much to see where arguments like this are leading...

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Re: Zoning Makes the Green New Deal Impossible
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 11:40:57 PM »
For the record, any place where I can actually see and hearing neighbor is too close.  I do not get this business of living right on top of each other.  It makes people crazy.

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Re: Zoning Makes the Green New Deal Impossible
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 02:53:22 PM »
Zoning laws can be amended.
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