The Suburbs are Bleeding America Dry | Climate Town (Feat. Not just Bikes)

I feel like this could be a good discussion topic.

From Climate Town (feat. Not just Bikes)
Post Date 2/7/2022.

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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 the Climate Town 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” (Climate Town), where you can drop by and tell us how your local zoning meeting smelled, or share a link that we missed to help other Climate Townies 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 lil’ beginner’s guide - https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/… to-Discord)

  2. Sign up for Public Comment Workshop from YIMBY Action - Feb 15, 2022 5pm Pacific: Sign In - Zoom

  3. City Specific Zoning or Board Meeting Links:
    Los Angeles: https://planning.lacity.org/about/com
    New York City: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cau/communi… boards.page
    Chicago: https://www.thecha.org/about/board-me… 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

  1. 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://www.downtowndenver.com/experi… (Denver)
    https://www.seattleforgrowth.org/ (Seattle) https://actionnetwork.org/groups/neig… (Atlanta) https://www.orlandoyimby.org/ (Orlando)
    https://www.desegregatect.org/ (Connecticut)
    https://yimbyalliance.org/ (UK)

Articles Galore

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2
https://www.theamericanconservative.c
https://liherald.com/stories/hochul-e
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?… reveals-the-mysteries-of-zoning

https://www.theolympian.com/news/stat
January 2022 – StreetsblogMASS

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2
https://www.theamericanconservative.c
https://liherald.com/stories/hochul-e
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?… reveals-the-mysteries-of-zoning

https://www.theolympian.com/news/stat
January 2022 – StreetsblogMASS

It truly depends. Some of them can be made much more walkable with simple changes like allowing ADUs and light commercial uses such as corner stores. Where bigger changes need to be made are incentivizing more close-quarters construction such as brownstones and walk-ups, making sure cul-de-sacs don’t occur and generally assuring that when called upon, the suburbs can more easily be converted to urban uses in the future.

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