December 15: Zoning Reform for Equity

Zoning Reform for Equity

Wednesday, December 15, 2021


Conventional zoning codes have often led to inequitable treatment by race, income, profession, age, or ability. In this session, planners and thought leaders analyzed the history of restrictive and discriminatory zoning practices in the United States and their ramifications on racial and economic equity today. They also discussed new land use strategies–including Form-Based Codes, inclusionary zoning, Complete Streets, and universal accessibility–that are intended to make the benefits of smart growth development accessible to all.


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George Proakis
Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, Somerville, MA
Tracy Hadden Loh
Fellow, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking, Brookings Metro
Marques G. King Managing Principal, Fabric[K] Design