How zoning shaped Los Angeles

KCRW-FM interviewed David Sloane of the USC Price School on how zoning has shaped the development of Los Angeles (radio interview here).

Los Angeles now faces a housing crisis but is still zoned for the last century, in a way that aimed to keep the city low-rise, spread out and car-based.

“Zoning is a barrier to everything that we want to do to make the city more multimodal, make it more heterogeneous, bring together work and live play. It is a very strong barrier to doing any of those things, which is why Los Angeles has worked hard on its community plans and why it’s working on its re:code, and there are good developers beginning to think about that.”

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