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Practice Gentle Density.

Practice Gentle Density

February 2023

This issue of Zoning Practice explores zoning strategies that balance the concerns of residents and the demands of the housing market by accommodating gentle density increases in a context-sensitive manner. From historic downtown neighborhoods to modern residential subdivisions, the tools presented can be used by planners throughout the country to implement housing policy through regulation.


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  • Planners and land-use attorneys responsible for drafting or administering zoning and other land-use and development regulations
  • Emerging professionals interested in learning more about plan implementation

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We are especially eager to hear from potential authors with expertise on the following topics:

  • Using zoning to advance equity, sustainability, and resilience objectives
  • Recent trends in small town and rural area zoning
  • The effects of demographic or technological change on land-use demand