Old Suburbs Meets New Urbanism
24 Pages Posted: 31 May 2015
Date Written: May 29, 2015
This essay examines the growing popularity among inner ring suburban communities of new urbanist regulatory tools, including transect zoning and form-based codes. Given the demographic realities facing these communities, the essay raises concerns about the temptation to use legal regulation to "upscale" older suburbs and argues for more-organic, deregulatory approaches to redevelopment. The essay will be included in an edited volume entitled Infinite Suburbia (Alan Berger and Joel Kotkin, eds.).
Keywords: Transect zoning, form-based codes, inner-ring suburbs, land use regulation
JEL Classification: H70, K11, R52
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