The Suburbs Are Bleeding America Dry | Climate Town (feat. Not Just Bikes)

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CHANNELS THAT ARE BOTH GREAT AND RELEVANT :
Not Just Bikes – https://www.youtube.com/c/NotJustBikes
City Beautiful – https://www.youtube.com/c/CityBeautiful

ZONING STUFF YOU CAN DO
1) Join our Discord. Since there’s not a great/accessible database of everyone’s local zoning meetings (as far as we could find), we think it would be pretty slick to harness our community’s collective power to make it easier to get this information. We just created a channel called “#zoning” (https://discord.gg/cqRpTpeAH2), where you can drop by and tell us how your local zoning meeting smelled, or share a link that we missed to help others affect change in their community. (And in case you’re like me from a month ago and have no idea how to use Discord, here’s a helpful beginner’s guide – https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045138571-Beginner-s-Guide- to-Discord)

2) Sign up for Public Comment Workshop from YIMBY Action – Feb 15, 2022 5pm Pacific: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtc–sqD4oGNCRb8_38HT3Qb92wmXHceVS

3) City Specific Zoning or Board Meeting Links:
Los Angeles: https://planning.lacity.org/about/commissions-boards-hearings
New York City: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cau/community-boards/community-boards.page
Chicago: https://www.thecha.org/about/board-meetings-agendas-and-resolutions/board-information-and-meetings
4) Don’t see your city? They’re often hyper-local, a little hard to find, and go by different names. Search your ‘zip/town/city’ and these search terms:

Community Board Meeting
City Planning Board Meeting
City Planning Commission
Zoning Committee Meeting
Community Engagement Meeting
Public Consultation (Canada)
YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard)
Housing Reform Groups
Density Advocacy

5) Join or donate to a zoning-focused organization:
https://yimbyaction.org/2021/
https://smartgrowthamerica.org/
https://www.strongtowns.org/
https://cayimby.org/ (California)
https://abundanthousingla.org/ (Los Angeles)
https://carlaef.org/ (California)
https://www.opennewyork.city/ (NYC)
https://yimbydenver.org/about-us/ (Denver)
https://www.seattleforgrowth.org/ (Seattle)
https://actionnetwork.org/groups/neighbors-for-more-neighbors-metro-atlanta (Atlanta)
https://www.orlandoyimby.org/ (Orlando)
https://www.desegregatect.org/ (Connecticut)
https://ahvan.org/ (Vancouver)
https://yimbyalliance.org/ (UK)

ARTICLES GALORE

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-06/nimbys-dominate-local-zoning-meetings
https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/7/7/abolish-single-family-zoning
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/urbs/its-time-to-abolish-single-family-zoning/
https://liherald.com/stories/hochul-end-zoning-focus-on-single-families,138311
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-02/how-to-make-an-atlas-that-reveals-the-mysteries-of-zoning
https://www.theolympian.com/news/state/washington/article256627801.html
https://mass.streetsblog.org/2022/01/13/new-state-rule-would-force-suburbs-to-legalize-thousands-of-new-apartments-near-t-stops/

SOURCES:
Georgetown Public Policy Review on GH gases and zoning: http://gppreview.com/2019/11/05/green-houses-greenhouse-gases-exclusionary-zoning-climate-catastrophe/
ASCE Emissions Analysis: https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%290733-9488%282006%29132%3A1%2810%29
Carbon & Road Construction: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332492697_Carbon_Footprint_Estimation_in_Road_Construction_La_Abundancia-Florencia_Case_Study
City safety and density: https://science.time.com/2013/07/23/in-town-versus-country-it-turns-out-that-cities-are-the-safest-places-to-live/
Household energy by density: https://www.pnas.org/content/117/32/19122#ref-3
R1 Zoning Impact: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01944363.2019.1651216

An economic history of Zoning: https://www.jstor.org/stable/43100684

New York Times on Zoning Reform: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/18/upshot/cities-across-america-question-single-family-zoning.html

Historical zoning:
Iowa Dept of public affairs: https://iowaculture.gov/history/education/educator-resources/primary-source-sets/great-migration/white-tenants-our-white
UC Berkley https://escholarship.org/content/qt26b8d8zh/qt26b8d8zh.pdf?t=poq62p&v=lg
KQED: https://www.kqed.org/news/11840548/the-racist-history-of-single-family-home-zoning

Intro animation by Ian MK Cessna – ianhasawebsite.com
Shot by Nicole Conlan
Written by Rollie Williams, Jason Slaughter, Ben Boult, Nicole Conlan

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