In their 2000 book, , Andrés Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck note that between 19, the proportion of American families that could afford to purchase a median-priced home fell from 50 percent to just 25.
In the post- world, any significant changes to established land use policies generally require the highly-political, time consuming, and necessarily infrequent process of revising the official map.
And in a typical zoning ordinance, each of the basic use-zones is further correlated with a schedule of so-called zone requirements.
In short, the hands of developers are quite well tied by the common restrictions of Euclidean zoning.
The impact of Euclidean zoning on economic development is powerful: First, it ensures that the productive potential of a community’s land is controlled by legislative restrictions on both its use and its intensity of development.
Here is a timeline of the major inventions of the 18th century.