Sunday Video: How Does Houston Plan Without Zoning?


There is a big misnomer that Houston doesn’t have zoning and somehow must be a free market dream for land use. But that perception is false as Dave Amos explains how the city actually regulates land use in slightly different ways from cities with a traditional self-identified zoning code.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.